stamp-collecting

anonymous asked:

Your a dumb bitch! And spn is still a great show and your a dumb troll so shut up

Have you considered getting a hobby, Carver? Woodworking? Stamp collecting?

New gimmick rumours from zQacw/7nsedJ:

The collectibles are stamps. A voice is heard when pressing the stamp on the belt. The stamps activate LEDs which display the stamp’s design on the belt. The mechanism is the same as the Beast Driver.

Take this with a grain of salt as I did suspect that they had been hacked a few days ago.

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“Your Dad has told me that you are a stamp collector and I thought you might like to have these stamps to add to your collection.”

Letter from President Franklin Roosevelt to nine year old Bobby Kennedy on July 12, 1935

“I am going to frame your letter and I am going to keep it always in my room.”

Reply to President Roosevelt from Bobby Kennedy on July 19, 1935

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These beautiful Hubble imagery stamps of nebulæ make a fine addition to the space section of my collection. I’m in love with the art and gentle colors of the constellation stamps. <3 

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The great Nazi postage stamp conspiracy of World War II,

There was no question that Heinrich Himmler was the most disliked among his fellow comrades in the upper echelon of the Nazi party during World War II.  A nutcase among nutcases, his colleagues often saw him as rude, arrogant, impatient, and untrustworthy.  Even Adolf Hitler often dismissed his mystical occult and pseudo-religious beliefs in the Aryan race as nonsense.  It was also common knowledge that Himmler was the most ambitious member of the party, and many believed that is was Himmler’s ultimate goal to hold the title of “Der Fuhrer”.

Between 1942 and 1943 British agents of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) devised a clever and subtle plot they believed would help undermine the German government.  Taking advantage of Himmler’s ambitious nature and all around untrustworthiness, they devised a scheme to destabilize the Nazi party using, of all things, postage stamps.  After recruiting a number of artists, engravers, and master forgers, the SOE designed and produced a number of counterfeit postage stamps featuring the face of Heinrich Himmler rather than that of Adolf Hitler.  The stamps would be secretly placed into circulation within the German postal system with the belief that they would trigger suspicions of a coup headed by Himmler.  The idea was that when people would see the stamps, they would assume that Himmler was making a move for power, and because of his impatience had accidentally ordered the issuance of the stamps too early.

Thousands of the fake stamps were produced and secretly smuggled into the German postal system by SOE agents and German resistance operatives.  The SOE waited for results, believing that their intricate plot would unleash a wave of unrest and infighting within the Nazi party.  Unfortunately, nothing happened.

The only problem with the SOE’s  subtle conspiracy was that it was too subtle, in fact is was so subtle that no one in Germany either noticed or cared.  Most German citizens never even realized that Hitler’s portrait on the stamp had been replaced with that of Himmler.  Eventually the SOE actually resorted to having secret agents walk into post offices and stamp collecting shops to draw attention to the odd stamps.  Rather than rouse suspicion, German citizens simply thought that the postal service had issued special stamps honoring Heinrich Himmler.  Those who held leadership positions within the Nazi party were never roused with suspicion, as they too failed to see anything dastardly behind the Himmler stamps.  In the end the great Himmler postage stamp conspiracy amounted to a total failure.

Today surviving copies of the the Heinrich Himmler stamp are highly sought by stamp collectors today, with some prints selling for $1,000 - $2,000 depending on condition.

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With hundreds of millions of enthusiasts around the world, stamp collecting is one of the most popular hobbies out there. The study of stamps, known as “philately,” has been around since stamps were first invented in the mid-1800s. Over 20 million people in the United States and more than 200 million worldwide build collections based on all sorts of themes – history, geography, ships and more. Some folks even collect “stamps on stamps” (mind-blowing, right?).

We’ve curated a virtual collection of our own, featuring vintage stamps from around the world depicting beautiful natural scenes, from butterflies to waterfalls.

The Story of the First Postage Stamp

By Jimmy Stamp

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Postage can reveal more than the history of a letter, it can reveal the history of a nation. As noted by the National Postal Museum, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this month, “every stamp tells a story”—and, I might add, it sometimes tells how the story should be told.

“Penny Black” is the first postage stamp issued in Britain and, more importantly, the first postage stamp issued anywhere. The Penny Black bears the image of Queen Victoria, but the first British postal service did not originate in Victorian England. So where did it?

Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.

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So a while back my dad found this old guys stamp collection that was being thrown away and today I went through all the extra stamps he had in bags and envelopes for my wreck this journal. He had so many from different countries and it was really cool to look through them. Anyway, these are all the stamps that I found interesting minus the ones I got off my own mail which were mostly from ziver