Inflation and Postal Rates
in Germany 1900 - 1923
In the period 1900 to 1923 Germany underwent inflation, gradual at first, but eventually reaching hyperinflation in 1923. This economic convulsion impacted all aspects of life, including postal rates and the values of the postage stamps printed in an attempt to keep up with the rate changes.
Pro Juventute Items
There’s more to Pro Juventute collecting than stamps; an overview 1912-1960. material. This exhibit shows examples of each of the three fundraisers but this exhibit concentrates on the postcard, including a postcard from each of the 56 sets issued.
History of Organized
Philately in WNC
This 18 minute video presents a brief philatelic history in Western North Carolina. It covers the time period from 1920 through current and includes much information of the current and past Asheville Stamp Clubs.
Boy & Girl Scout Cachets of the United States
Exhibit includes plate block FDCs of the 1950 “BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA 2nd NATIONAL JAMBOREE” STAMP and 8 different cachets.
The Daily Mail Demolition Derby of 1919
In the spring of 1919 four contestant groups attempted to fly an airplane non-stop between North America and the British Isles. This presentation recounts the story of this contest, and the aerophilatelic treasures associated with it.
The Beautiful Canada Scott #158 “Bluenose”
Considered one of Canada’s most beautiful stamps, the Bluenose was created in 1929 as a high value (50 Cents) in the King George V scroll issue.
CANADIAN PRECANCELS An Underappreciated Specialty
A precanceled stamp is a postage stamp that has been cancelled before being affixed to mail. Precanceled stamps are typically used by mass mailers, who can save the postal system time and effort by prearranging to use the precancels, and delivering the stamped mail ready for sorting.
My Background and Highlights From My Collection
Stamp collecting in our family began in Germany two generations before I was born. Both my grandfathers, who were born in Germany, were collectors.
Postal History of Western North Carolina
Take a trip through the history of Western North Carolina as seen through its mail. This presentation offers an overview of the evolution and growth of Western North Carolina with an emphasis on its postal system and post offices.
US Highway Post Office (HPO)
The movement of mail throughout the country is a fascinating part of our nation’s postal history.
This video presentation provides information on the history, development, and implementation of the Highway Post Office program.
The US Civil War was responsible not only for the Federal Govt’s first adhesive revenues, but for some of the more interesting cancels stamped or printed upon them. One of the items taxed to help pay for the Civil War, were novel and popular photocards, quaintly referred to as “sun pictures”.
D-Limonene Orange Citrus Solvent
Directions for Use in Removal of Self-adhesive Stamps - First, determine that a stamp is a self- adhesive and not water activated (stamps with gum), because this solvent will not work on water activated stamps.
Meaningless or Deceiving Adjectives Used to Describe Stamp Items for Sale
I was originally trained as a journalist, and my father taught me some very pertinent things about the use of language. Amongst them was the importance – and lack of importance – of certain words. He was the first to teach me about objectivity vs. subjectivity.