Archive for February, 2009

From Postmaster To President: An Online Exhibit

February 25th, 2009

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is providing an online collection to celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

It is available at

Grey Parrots from Sao Tome

February 20th, 2009

Grey Parrot / Psittacus erithacus
Released Date : 31 January 2009

Philatelist left his collection for charities

February 13th, 2009

Mr. David Barton, renowned international philatelist who died in London last year has left his entire stamp collection to two Israeli charities, the Weizmann Institute and Shaare Zedek Medical Centre.

Sotheby’s is to auction the collection with stamps from across the globe, is particularly strong on the US, but also includes a British penny black in mint condition is estimated to worth around £500,000.