Stamp Insider for March-April 2015
The March-April issue of the Stamp Insider, journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, is online and available for free download in PDF format or viewing online with page turning. It is available in both PDF and HTML5-friendly format at:
In the lead article — “It’s a Frame Up” — contributing editor Steve Swain examines the plethora of collars, frames, borders, and rings that wrapped around postal stationery and framed stamps, that merchants employed to advertise their businesses.
Other articles include “The Great Movie Stamp Prop Mystery” that explores the MGM created cinderella that was used in its 1945 “A Letter for Evie,” one philatelist’s search for covers with New York City postmarks showing postal zone numbers, and part two of “Literature and Stamp Collecting in which John H. Bloor of the Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library cites some of the volumes collectors should have in their personal library.
The featured video is “State Birds & Flowers.” The late Charles Kuralt in a CBS Sunday segment interviews Arthur and Alan Singer who designed the state Bird & Flower stamps issued in 1982. Learn how cartoonist Stan Burdick helped select Rhode Island’s bird on page 72 in this issue.
DWI 28b - 8c on 10c blue bown (inverted frame). Thanks.
Must have certificate ???
" Listings for stamps must follow these guidelines:
Include all relevant information that you know about the item, such as origin, date of issue, and condition.
Include clear pictures of the actual item being sold. Stock photos and images that are dark, out of focus, edited, or misleading aren't allowed.
All flaws or alterations to the item being sold that can't be seen in the pictures must be specified in the description of the listing.
Include all information about any alterations that may have been made to the item.
Individually identify every item listed to avoid misunderstandings about what is for sale.
Don't make false or misleading claims of sales scarcity, value, condition or investment potential.
Replica stamps that are clearly marked "