Lighthouse Hardcover Stamp Album Stockbook With 32 Black Pages, Green, LS4/16
Stockbooks are simple bound stamp albums made of extra heavy card stock with strips to hold the stamps or other contents and interleaves to separate the pages. They are available in many sizes and colors, with hard or padded covers and either white or black card stock as the background. Strips and interleaves can either be clear or glassine. Clear strips and clear interleaves along with a slipcase to help protect the contents are typically found in our higher end leather stockbooks. Stockbooks are an indispensible tool for every collector. They are useful for storing stamps before adding them to pre-printed albums as well as for keeping duplicates and extra stamps for trading. They are also recommended for starting topical collections or for storing your most valuable stamps in safe deposit boxes. Lighthouse stamp stockbooks are made in Germany and are unmatched for consistently high quality.
New England Coastal Lighthouses Sheet of 20 U.S. Postage Forever Stamps
Issue Date: July 13, 2013
These self-adhesive stamps are being issued in sheets of 20
There's something about lighthouses. They fascinate us; they enchant us; they draw us in. Utilitarian yet majestic, these structures possess a beauty and romance that reach far beyond their practical natures. Recognizing our love affair with these lonely sentinels, the U.S. Postal Service has released the New England Coastal Lighthouses (ForeverÂ®) series of stamps celebrating our nation's lighthouses.
New England Coastal Lighthouses, the sixth in the series, features five lighthouses:
* Portland Head (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)
* Portsmouth Harbor (New Castle, New Hampshire)
* Point Judith, (Narragansett, Rhode Island)
* New London Harbor (New London, Connecticut)
* Boston Harbor (Boston, Massachusetts).
Each stamp shows a close-up view of one of the five lighthouses that captures not only the down-to-earth aspect of the tower but also the mysterious qualities that compel us to come closer.
The five lighthouses are among the oldest in the U.S., and each is on the National Register of Historic Places. Boston Harbor Light is also a National Historic Landmark.
Howard Koslow created original paintings for New England Coastal Lighthouses stamp art-and for the entire Lighthouses series. Howard E. Paine and Greg Breeding were the art directors.
The New England Coastal Lighthouses stamps are being issued as ForeverÂ® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class MailÂ® one-ounce rate.
Made in the USA.
Lindner Stamp Collecting Perforation Gauge Phila-Combi - Revolutionary
PERFORATION GAUGE LINDNER PHILA-COMBI-BOX REVOLUTIONARY - - - - - - - - - - -- -- With this revolutionary Phila guage it is very easy to obtain the exact perforation of any stamp owing to the teeth being raised. The lid of the box is intended to be a watermark detector tray using watermark fluid.
Cut Paper Heart Red/White/Pink Stamps Romantic Love Series USPS Postage New 2014 Sheet of 20 Forever 1st Class Valentine Wedding Sweetheart Stamps 587200
The Cut Paper Heart ForeverÂ® stamp adds another romantic entry to the beautiful Love stamp series.
This fanciful stamp takes its inspiration from the folk traditions of papercutting. Its digital illustration depicts a large white heart enclosing a smaller pink heart with a saw-toothed edge along its left-hand side. Surrounding the central hearts are pink swirls, with smaller hearts imbedded in the design and a ragged-edge motif that echoes the edging on the small pink heart. The hearts and swirls are contained within a red square that has "pinked" edges, as if cut with pinking shears. A white border frames the entire design.
The stamp art is reminiscent of liebesbriefe - ornately cut and painted love letters that are a form of scherenschnitte, the papercutting tradition brought to America in the 18th and 19th centuries by German immigrants. Not intended only for February 14, these early precursors to valentines carried declarations of love and sometimes proposals of marriage. The stamp art is a stunning digital interpretation of these traditional love-letter decorations.
Like the liebesbriefe, the Cut Paper Heart stamps are not just for use on Valentine's Day, but say "love" all year round.
Designed by art director Antonio AlcalÃ¡, the stamp features an illustration by Q. Cassetti.
Made in the USA.
Issue Date: January 21, 2014