Kevin Blackston
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Blog archives (December 2012)

Free postal cards for me, free postal cards for you

While poking around on Facebook last week—did you know The Philosateleian has a Facebook page?—I ran across a post from the USPS Stamps page regarding the Scenic American Landscapes postal cards issued earlier this year. There was a link to the USPS Stamp of Approval blog, and being a huge fan of the Scenic American Landscapes series, I naturally clicked through to read.

As it turned out, the good folks at the Stamp of Approval blog were giving away several sets of the postal cards, and on a lark, I entered. And lo and behold, I won! Score! The postal cards were waiting on my when I checked my post office box today. Here's the writing side of one of the cards from the set:

Forever U.S. postal card with imprinted stamp design picturing 13 Mile Woods in New Hampshire, USA
13 Mile Woods postal card

First, many thanks to the people at the USPS Stamp of Approval blog for the awesome freebie. If you have a chance, you might like to check them out; they post some interesting material.

Second, these postal cards come in a booklet of 20, and since there are only 10 designs per booklet, that means there are two copies of each card. That means I have a set to share!

So here’s the scoop: a set of all 10 cards from the Scenic American Landscapes postal cards set two will be the giveaway in the January issue of the Philosateleian Post Horn. If you’re not already subscribed to the Post Horn (which is free), sign up now. You’ll be able to enter to win the postal cards. Good luck!

Winter 2012 update for The Philosateleian

As 2012 comes to an end, you can update your copy of The Philosateleian U.S. Stamp Album using the Winter 2012 Supplement (245 KB, 3 files, 8 pages). As always, these pages are free to download!

This supplement adds spaces for U.S. stamps issued since early September. It also relocates the 8¢ General John J. Pershing stamp from the 1954-61 Liberty series to the 1961-63 definitives group—a move also recently made by the editors of the Scott catalogue.

Again, this supplement is completely free, but if you want to donate to support The Philosateleian’s development, I will most definitely appreciate your support. Download the updated pages now!