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Rare stamp collection will put UAE on world map
Dubai is pitching to welcome the world – and the rare stamps highlight how the event will put the whole country on the map. Khalid Ali Al Omaira owns a particularly rare stamp booklet issued in 1970 to mark Abu Dhabi’s World Fair debut in Japan.
Duck stamps, tacos, coffees and other single-subject obsessions
Despite a diverse range of topics -- Mexican food, the coca plant, the world’s most complicated watch and the federal duck stamp art program -- the authors participating in Saturday's Festival of Books panel discussion “A Singular Passion ...
Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb's career celebrated with stamps
According to Isle of Man Post the stamps chart the "landmarks in an illustrious musical ... Maurice and older brother Barry - notched up more than 200 million album sales worldwide, as the BeeGees. Despite the band's success Robin Gibb continued to pursue ...
Stamps mark Royal Yacht Britannia launch
Commemorative stamps are being issued to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of Royal Yacht Britannia on the Clyde. During 44 years serving the Royal Family, the yacht went on 968 official voyages around the world. It is now a tourist ...
Live Wire: U.S. savings stamps still worth face value
Q: During World War II, they were selling U.S. savings stamps and I still have some that I purchased in 1945. What's their value and how can I turn them in? - S.M., Fayetteville A: They're worth their face value and you can redeem them in one of ...
George Krieger started one of the best stamp collections in the world out of boredom.
Since the 1940s, Krieger, now 70 and a 15-year resident of Carmel Valley, has amassed one of the most detailed collections of British East African stamps in the world. He says it was purely a way to dodge boredom. “There was not a lot going ...