Philosateleia
Kevin Blackston
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Philosateleian Blog

Summertime slow for stamps

Summer is in full swing at least in this part of the world, and you may very well be spending more time outdoors than you are with your collection.

That’s how things look from here, at least, as Philosateleia has seen a drop in traffic over the past couple of months. I suspect that’s due to many of our usual visitors taking advantage of the opportunity to spend time outside with family and friends, and I can’t blame them. I’ve been enjoying it myself!

Is your stamp collection getting less attention than usual over the summer months? If so, where are you focusing your efforts when you do sit down with the stamps for a few minutes?

Summer 2010 update for The Philosateleian

After something of a sabbatical, I’m back with new stamp album pages for you to download! The Summer 2010 Supplement (496 KB, 11 files, 28 pages) for The Philosateleian U.S. Stamp Album is now available.

This update includes spaces for the latest regular postage issues, plus new pages for the U.S. Postal Agency in China overprinted issues of 1919 and 1922, which are included in The Philosateleian for the first time.

If you like The Philosateleian, don’t forget that there are several ways you can support the project. Happy collecting!

Thanks for the cash

Special thanks to reader James P. for his recent contribution to keep Philosateleia running. James joins several other supporters who have provided financial assistance to help cover Web hosting fees and the like.

Newspapers, periodicals, and postal notes

There’s exciting news for fans of The Philosateleian U.S. Stamp Album. The Philosateleian now contains pages for newspapers & periodicals stamps and postal note stamps.

You can download the new pages individually or as the Special 2010 Supplement (292 KB, 7 files, 16 pages).

You may notice the pages for newspapers & periodicals don’t include spaces for every single stamp that exists in that category. I intentionally omitted spaces for extraordinarily pricey varieties, just as I’ve done with the regular issue pages.

What back of book categories would you like me to tackle next?

New Philosateleian Post stamp pictures Georgia lake

As the proprietor of Philosateleian Post, I’m pleased to announce the upcoming release of my newest local post stamp.

Local post stamp picturing Carters Lake
Carters Lake, Georgia

Carters Lake is nestled amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia, and the new stamp’s design is based on an early-morning photo of that body of water. The design measures 1 square inch in size, and like all other Philosateleian Post stamps is issued in the 1 stamp denomination.

The Carters Lake stamp’s scheduled issue date is May 3.

You can obtain a copy of the stamp for your own collection at no charge by sending a self-addressed envelope or postcard with correct U.S. postage affixed to:

Kevin Blackston
Philosateleian Post
PO Box 57622
Jacksonville FL 32241-7622

I’ll affix one of the new stamps to the cover and mail it to you.

If you’re interested in local post stamps, you might wish to join the Local Post Collectors Society, of which I am a member. Dues are a very reasonable $20/year for U.S. members and $25/year for those living outside the U.S.

Have you ever made your own “stamps”? What subject(s) did you feature?

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