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Kevin Blackston
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Blog archives (September 2019)

Purgatory Post celebrates 50th anniversary of Abbey Road

On September 3, New Hampshire-based Purgatory Post issued two new stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road. One of the stamps features the iconic photo of the band’s four members walking across Abbey Road in London, which was used for the album cover, while the second stamp features an alternate shot that was not used.

Purgatory Post 4-sola stamps picturing The Beatles
Purgatory Post Abbey Road stamps

The stamps are printed in miniature sheets of four using a slightly shiny silver-colored paper. The miniature sheet’s design means it is possible to identify singles as coming from the top pair or bottom pair of stamps based on slight differences in the colors of the corners of each of the four stamps, but as the differences are very minor and there are equal numbers of each variety, that is likely of interest only to specialists.

Purgatory Post miniature sheet containing four 4-sola stamps picturing The Beatles
Purgatory Post Abbey Road miniature sheet

Purgatory Post’s operator, Scott Abbot, notes that although Let It Be was the last album released by The Beatles, Abbey Road was actually the last recorded by the group before they disbanded.

Fall 2019 update for The Philosateleian

It’s Labor Day weekend here in the United States, and with an extra day off work, I’ve uploaded the Fall 2019 Supplement (73.1 KB, 1 file, 7 pages) for The Philosateleian U.S. Stamp Album. It’s available as of today for you to download and print at your convenience.

The United States Postal Service has issued more than three dozen stamps in the past three months, so this is a fairly significant update. Based on the release schedule announced for the remainder of this year, at least to this point, I doubt The Philosateleian’s winter supplement will have to add quite so many spaces.

Thank you as always for your interest in my project, and happy collecting!