Monday, October 30, 2017
Pioneer Jupiter Mission - Scott #1556
5:51 pm cdt
In March of 1972, NASA launched spacecraft Pioneer 10
to gather information about Jupiter.
Pioneer commemorative stamp was issued on February 28, 1975 in Mountain View, California, and beautifully represented in this
Art Craft cachet and first day of issue cover.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Railroad Engineers Issue 1950 - Scott #993
9:24 pm cdt
This great Cachet Craft first day cover, Scott catalog
#993, was issued in Jackson, Tennessee on April 29th, 1950.
Click any scan for more.
Monday, October 23, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 The War Department
12:26 am cdt
Sunday, October 22, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 The Department of the Treasury
11:26 am cdt
Saturday, October 21, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 State Department
10:42 am cdt
Friday, October 20, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Post Office
11:06 am cdt
Sunday, October 15, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Navy
5:14 pm cdt
Saturday, October 14, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Justice
3:59 pm cdt
Thursday, October 12, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Interior II
12:26 am cdt
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Interior
4:59 pm cdt
Monday, October 9, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Executive
10:42 am cdt
Sunday, October 8, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Agriculture
12:06 pm cdt
Saturday, October 7, 2017
United States Officials 1873-1875 Specimen Overprints
6:01 pm cdt
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Memphex Memories - 1973
11:10 am cdt
More Memphex memories with this beautiful souvenir card
and program from 1973.
Scott #285 Merquette on the Mississippi issued
June 17, 1898
The event program.
The event program exhibit list.
14 dealers and 165 framed exhibits.
Will there ever be another like it in Memphis ?
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Crossword - Philatelic Primer A's & B's Answers
7:29 am cdt
Here are the answers to yesterday's crossword puzzle.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Crossword - Philatelic Primer A's & B's
9:04 am cdt
Answers in the next blog post.
For the next few weeks I'll be talking
about the first day covers of ArtCraft along with everything else.
ArtCraft closed it's doors recently after 76 years of making philatelic history.
I'm predicting a sudden, salubrious escalation in the value
of the ArtCraft cachet, all ArtCraft first day covers and ArtCraft portrait cards.
Including those connected to the Postal Commemorative Society
Their departure signals the end of an extraordinarily crucial,
very important, highly significant and exceedingly meaningful period in philately
A mournful signal which will be heard around the world and
lamented throughout the multitude of collectors
and Sam August treasured their associations with the world's greatest philatelists
Leo's contributions to our hobby were significant enough
to earn the coveted Luft Award and a place in the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame.
ArtCraft has well-earned it's place in the great chronological
record in the history of philately.
raised ink, line-engraved intaglio printed cachets rank among the most aesthetic in the world.
ArtCraft cachets are not just beautiful.
They are works
of art that showcase the wonders of the world and illuminate the powers of human creativity and ingenuity.
The Coober Pedy Cover
One of the World's Great Philatelic Rarities
Could this become la pièce
de résistance de toute la modern Australian philatélie ?
Coober Pedy is a town in northern South Australia. The town is sometimes referred to as the "opal
capital of the world" because of the quantity of precious opals that are mined there. Coober Pedy is renowned for its
below-ground residences,called "dugouts", which are built in this fashion due to the scorching daytime heat.
The name "Coober Pedy" comes from the local Aboriginal term kupa-piti, which means "white man's hole".
Opal was found in Coober Pedy on 1 February 1915; since then the town has been supplying most of the world's gem-quality
opal. Coober Pedy today relies as much on tourism as the opal mining industry to provide the community with employment
and sustainability. Coober Pedy has over 70 opal fields and is the largest opal mining area in the world.
Pedy - no village, no buildings, no roads, just desert, mountains dotted with boulders. A bizarre lunar landscape, but
for opal seekers is the most exciting place on earth, where again every day is the true challenge, happiness and luck just
a shovel width apart and where life is defined by two words: winners and losers. Coober Pedy, grab your hat, throw it
into the air and where it lands start digging !