Welcome to Episode #210. This week we discuss the very first US Aircraft Carrier and the ship and navy covers and cancellations that are so very collectible. We also discuss NEW ISSUES including the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, sesame Street and Halloween.
Welcome to Episode #208 - We answer questions from the listeners. If you want your question answered then go to Stamp Show Here Today on Facebook and ask us anything (we prefer stamp related questions but asking for a good Pan Fried Steak recipe from dawn is also acceptable).
Episode #205 - The Spanish American War of 1898 and New Issues
Welcome to episode #205. We discuss the Overprint issues of the Philippines, Guam, Cuba and Puerto Rico and their back story of the Spanish American War. Also New Issues.
Sounds like fun.
I for one will give it a listen.
Episode #204 - Photographs and Scanning pictures for eBay to maximize sales
Welcome to Episode #204. Have you tried the new Del Taco Plattos? (Shameless Plug)
You can eat one while listening to our discussion on how to put pictures on eBay for the items you sell in order to maximize your chances of selling.
Episode #200 - Stamp Auctions. We also discuss the stamp issue of 1869.
Welcome to Episode #200. A mile stone for us and we thank you all for your listening support. Today we are discussing Stamp Auctions and the stamp issue of 1869 in great detail. The issue of 1869 has such a story to it. It changed everything, and I hope we can share a bit of this with you all.
Episode #199 - Chicagopex Recap and Discussion and Stamp Giveway
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode #199 - Sorry everyone with the Chicago show and Thanksgiving we were thrown a little out of whack. But we are back with a shortish episode. Today we are discussing Scott and Tom's trip to Chicagopex and conducting the drawing for the winners of October's stamp collecting month give away. Enjoy.
Episode #198 - Lincoln and Davis Elections, and Online Companies Using the Postal System
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode #198 - Today we are discussing the elections of President Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, who were elected on the same date one year apart. We also discuss online modern companies and startups going back to using the postal system for advertising. Scott and Tom will be at Chicagopex next week and there will most likely not be a show then. Enjoy.
Episode #197 - The Colombian Exposition, H. H. Holmes, USPS Supreme Court Patent Case, and Colombian Stamp Issue
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode #197 - Today we are discussing the Colombian Exposition of 1893 including its link to H. H. Holmes, the nations first serial killer. Also the U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear a patent case involving the USPS, and the Colombian Issue of stamps that came out for the Exposition. We also discuss United Kingdom and Canada Christmas issues and upcoming shows, including the Black River Stamp Clubs Ohio show that is going to feature an airmail exhibit. Enjoy.
Episode #196 - First person over Niagara Falls in a Barrel, U.S. leaving the UPU, and Pan-American Exposition
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode #196 - Sorry I got to this one a little late. Today we are discussing the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel, The United States leaving the Universal Postal Union, and a discussion on the Pan-American Expositions postal showcase and the stamps that were issued by the United States. We also discuss a new Canadian Issue and upcoming stamp shows. Enjoy.
Episode #195 - Chuck Yeager, Largest USPS Internal Stamp Theft, and the Yehudi Menuhin Award
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episoe #194 - Today we are discussing the Anniversary of Chuck Yeager Breaking the sound barrie, What may be the largest interal theft of postage stamps in USPS history, and the Yehudi Menuhin award for music depicted on stamps. Enjoy.
Episode #194 - National stamp collecting month, Post office break-in, early zip code adoption and special interests
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episoe #194 - Today we are discussing national stamp collecting month, a post office break-in in Alabama, the difficulties of early zip code adoption, and the APS' special interest page. Also there is a give away for the remainder of this month in clebration of National stamp collecting month. Enjoy.
Episode #192 - Gold Star Mothers, Canada Posts E-Commerce Award Winners and Self Adhesive Stamps
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episoe #192 - Today we are discussing Gold Star Mothers, College students not being able to use the internet, Canada Posts e-commerce award winners, and collecting self-adhesive stamps. Enjoy.
Episode #191 - Capitol Building, Mark Cuban and Duck Stamps
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episoe #191 - Today we are discussing the United States Capitol building, The USPS facing eviction in Milwaukee, Mark Cuban, and the just completed Federal Duck Stamp Competition. We also discuss the new United States Birds of Winter issue and upcoming shows. Enjoy.
Episode #190 - Mao Zedong, Missing Inverted Jenny found, and Plate Blocks
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode #190 - Today we are discussing Mao Zedong and the recently discovered C3a "Inverted Jenny" discovered in a Chicago area bank vault. We will also discuss plate numbers and plate blocks and new issues including both the United States and Canada's first responder stamps, and the final release of the United Kingdom's World War I centenary issue. Enjoy
Episode #189 - National Neither Rain Nor Snow Day, Secret Stamp Society, and Younger Collectors
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode #189 - Today we will be discussing National Neither Rain nor Shine Day, A secret stamp society that got some steel from the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and younger collectors. We also discuss starting a stamp collection at low cost and upcoming shows. Enjoy.
Episode #188 - Womens Right to Vote, Franking, President Trump takes on Postal Rates
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode #188 - Today we will be discussing womens right to vote, Franking, and President Trump taking on postal rates. Also a follow up on the Canada e-commerce contest, other postal related news, upcoming shows, new issues and a Hot Wheels release update.
Episode #187 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway, UK Regional Issues, and 22 Karat Gold Stamps
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode #187 - Today we are discussing the Indianapoils Motor Speedway which opened August 19th 1909, the USPS announcement of Hot Wheels Stamps, 22 karat gold stamps, and United Kingdom Regional Issues. We also discuss some new issues being released as well as upcoming stamp shows for the weekend of August 24th - 26th. Images of the stamps we discuss during the podcast will be available on stampshowheretoday.com where you can also listen to and download episodes. Enjoy.
#186 - The APS convention wrap-up and BEES, Magic, Movie Stars and other topicals on stamps.
Welcome to episode #186. Today we do a wrap-up of the APS convention in Columbus Georgia which ended last Sunday. Scott and Mark were there, and they share their observations about the first day ceremony for the Dragon stamps as well as the market place and other tidbits. (1-minute marker).
As a follow-up we also went to and will discuss the first day ceremony for the Magic stamps (10-minutee marker).
We discuss the new issue coming from the Royal Mail for the “Old Vic” which is a 200-year-old theater in London and the subjects are many movie stars – who also were theater stars – GREAT for a topical collector. We then discuss another topical of BEES on stamps. (15 ½-minute marker).
Lastly, we discuss how to mail your stamps. (26-minute marker)
#182. We are here with President Trump and President Putin in Helsinki Finland so our conversation today is about Finnish Perforations
Welcome to episode #182. Today we are here with President Trump and President Putin in Helsinki Finland so obviously our conversation today is going to be about Finnish Perforations. After all, what else could we discuss? (14 minute marker)
We also discuss some FNR's that you can see on our Facebook page - the stamps show Monte Python, Dragons and many other topics (39 minute marker)
39 Minute Marker? That has to be a typo. 39 minutes? not possible.
#181 German East Africa in WW1 and Varnish Bars in Austria
Welcome to episode #181. Today we discuss the German East Africa in World War 1 and General Vorbeck. This interesting area, that most people couldn't point to on a map in a drunken bet but after this episode, you will know all these colonies and what they did in World War 1 (3-minute marker)
Then on a happier note, we discuss pre-war Austria and their experiment with adding varnish bars to stamps (13-minute marker)
#179. Today we are discussing the Simpsons and Precancels.
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today episode #179. Today we are discussing the Simpsons and Precancels.
We discuss a 2 cent Harding stamp (GO TO FACEBOOK; TO THE STAMP SHOW HERE TODAY PAGE, TO SEE IT) that has a precancel from Springfield so we couldn’t help ourselves but to discuss the Simpsons. (5 minute marker)
Then, because we are a stamp podcast we also delve into the precancel itself and discuss the history of precanceled stamps. Why, How, When – we cover all the bases on precancels on stamps including if one with full gum that has never been used is “Mint” or not. (16 minute marker)
Welcome to episode #178. This week we are talking about stamps that just make you go WTF? (17 minute mark - Yes we have a long intro - and that is an odd one also).
Also Stamp Collecting Comic Books.
#176 – Today we talk about the 1901 Buffalo Exposition with literally the guy who wrote the book
Welcome to episode #176 – Today we talk about the 1901 Buffalo Exposition with literally the guy who wrote the book on it.
Today we have special guest Rick Barrett who wrote the book “Buffalo Cinderellas, The Gentleman, The Huckster and the Pan American Exposition. Fantastic book by the way. Everyone should buy one but of the 500 book print run only 200 remain so…. If this is of interest I would not delay. (5 Minute Marker).
#175. How did Morocco cause World War 1? Are we crazy? Well listen and let’s see if you agree
Welcome to episode #175. Today we ask the question “How did Morocco cause World War 1?” Are we crazy? Well listen and let’s see if you agree that the seeds of World War 1 go back to the 1905 Morocco crisis. Also, as Scott would ask, “What does this have to do with stamps?”. Well we cover the fascinating stamp issues which arose from this and the other “dominoes" that caused World War 1. (10 minute marker)
We also give a shout out to Bradley Fritts who won the ITS NOT JUST STAMPS award at Westpex 2018. Congratulations (3 minute marker)
Lastly, as we are discussing World War 1, we talk about expertizing the AEF stamp booklet panes issued for the american soldiers in France (30 minute marker)
#173 - The New Lady Liberty stamps and the American Philatelic Society which will host the first day ceremony.
Welsome to episode #173. This week we will be talking about the New Dollar value Lady Liberty stamps which will have their first day ceremony at the American Philatelic Society headquarters. We discuss the APS also and strongly suggest that if you are not a member, that you should be (6 minute mark).
We also discuss the other first daycCeremonies doe the Dragons and Magic stamps and then open some listener mail (36 minute marker).
#171. Today we are discussing our favorite stamps. Also eBay picture size issues and picking a good picture editor.
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, episode #171. Today we are discussing our favorite stamps. This is a visual thing so anyone who wants to see the stamps go to our Facebook page at StampShowHereToday to see the stamps. (3 minute marker).
We also answer a listener email on eBay pictures. Size of the pictures matters and having access to a easy to use picture editor will help anyone selling on eBay. (22 minute marker).
#170 Today it is all about UV Lights and Puffins. Confused? Listen up then.
Welcome to Episode #170 Today it is all about UV Lights and Puffins. Confused? Listen up then.
Puffins beaks glow – So what you may ask (OK Fair enough). Well…. Non sequitur segue to the story of the Lundy postal service (6 minute marker).
Another Non sequitur segue is to the use of UV lights in philately. (22 minute marker).
#169. Today we are discussing Bisects but also the world’s largest stamp and some of the smallest ones also
Welcome to Episode #169. Today we are discussing Bisects but we wonder off here and there to discuss Franks 3 cent stamps, the world’s largest stamp and some of the smallest stamps. (4 Minute marker)
Enjoy the rambling journey of theBisect.
#168 - Today we go to the other side and discuss Warren Buffett and his brief journey into stamp collecting/investing.
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #168. Last week we discussed stamp investing and mister Bill Gross’s upcoming auction sale of some of the best stamps of the United States.
We, today we go to the other side and discuss Warren Buffett and his brief journey into stamp collecting/investing. So if you are afraid of the “I” word (Investing) curl up with your comfort animal in your safe space and prepare to hear all about the 4 cent blue eagle airmail stamp
#167 - The Bill Gross sale of US stamps and Mister Zip..... Enjoy or Mister Zip will come to get you!
Welcome to episode #167. After a long witty banter (or just banter) section we discuss the upcoming Bill Gross sale of the greatest stamps in US Philately (19 minute marker).
After that it is all about Mister Zip. Yes this eclectic fellow of old is discussed from origins to a possible evil twin. (31 minute marker).
Enjoy or Mister Zip will come to get you!
#166 - News stories you may have missed in Stamp Collecting
Welcome to episode #166. We are looking at the news stories which you may have missed. It is amazing that with virtually nothing going on in today’s news these tidbits were not jumped on by the news media. (7 minute mark)
#164. With all the discussion on real estate we have to ask…. Can we tie this to stamp collecting? The answer is obviously YES.
Welcome to episode #164. Today we are discussing Real Estate Stamps. With all the discussion on real estate we have to ask…. Can we tie this to stamp collecting? Well the answer is obviously yes. We discuss the Red Revenues of the 1940s to the 1950s that adorn almost every deed of that time period. (6 minute marker)
Welcome to Episode #162. The stamps of World War 1.
There were a few stamps printed by the United States specifically for World War 1. These include the very elusive AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) stamps printed for the use of soldiers to mail letters home, and also the War Savings stamps (to pay for the war). We discuss some things about the AEF stamps that may allow you to find some of these gems. We also discuss what the War Savings stamps are and how they were used.
World War 1 is 100 years old this year…. Happy Birthday (4 minute marker)
#161. We just got back from ARIPEX and discuss this great show.
Welcome to Episode #161. We just got back from ARIPEX and discuss (in my opinion) one of the best stamp shows in the country. While there we had the chance to speak with a few people including a Hopi Kachina Doll maker which – while not actually about stamps, I left in because he was so interesting and his work was so nice.
While listening to him you will hear a scratching sort of sound in the podcast….. That is because he was actually carving one of his Kachina Dolls while we were talking.
As always – Go on Facebook to see the covers and Kachina Dolls we are discussing.
#160. Today we discuss the Winter Olympics stamps. Also, its valentine's day so... Love stamps. Enjoy
Welcome to episode #160. Today we discuss the Winter Olympics stamps of the United States. Yes, the sports event that has us all watching for who can slide across the ice the fastest is going on right now and it has a very interesting philatelic history (minute marker 3)
After that…. Today is Valentine ’s Day. With love in the air we also discuss the history of the Love stamps. (Minute marker 18)
#159. We discuss Rafters of Turkeys and the US Specialty Precision Multi-Gauge
Welcome to episode #159. This week we discuss Turkeys preventing the mail from being delivered in Ohio. Yes these butterballs to be are holding our mail hostage. (3 minute marker).
On the serious side we discuss the US Specialty Precision Multi-Gauge – I am spelling it here because we called it the Precision United States Specialist gauge in the podcast. The search still works but….. here it is correctly named. (Minute marker 11).
#158. Today we discuss Joint Issues. Your Knees, back, toes – it’s all about your health.
Welcome to episode #158. Today we discuss Joint Issues, Knees, Back, Toes – it’s all about your health.
I was just notified that it is about US and Foreign joint stamp issues. Can I edit this? Well I guess I didn’t listen very closely (3 minute marker).
Afterwards we open listener mail (20 minute marker).
#157. Today we are looking at the Linn’s Stamp Poll.
Welcome to Episode #157. Today we are looking at the Linn’s Stamp Poll. They annual popularity poll of the stamps put out last year. Go to Linns.com and look at the poll. Vote for your favorites. (3 minute marker)
Have fun, or don’t. I am not going to tell you what to do.
#156. Today we discuss the Scott's Catalog - which every collector needs.
Welcome to episode #156. Today we discuss the Scott's Catalog, printed by Amos Publications and is a necessary item for any collector. There are a few things in the catalog which are hard to decipher though and we discuss them. Today we give advice on how to better read and more fully use the catalog (6 minute marker).
#155. I know this may sound odd but in this episode I discuss all the episodes you won’t be hearing.
Welcome to episode #155. I know this may sound odd but in this episode I discuss all the episodes you won’t be hearing. Everyone else is gone so I can do what I want. Next episode will be back to normal but until then – enjoy, Or don’t – I am not going to tell you what to do.
#154 - Star Wars Stamps - also a continuation of last weeks discussion on Cancel Collecting
Welcome to episode #154. With the Last Jedi having just come out, we had to discuss Star Wars stamps. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers so if you haven’t seen the movie – you will not have it spoiled for you. We also discuss the new Game of Thrones stamp set coming out because there are Dragons! (13 minute marker).
After that, we have Jim Forte who is one of the leading dealers in postal history in the country. He continues the discussion we had last week on Cancel Collecting and has some fantastic insights (29 minute marker).
Before we “officially” started the podcast, Jim also shared his experience with selling stamps on Amazon, Hipstamps and eBay as well as DelCamp and his own web site PostalHistory.com. It was so good I didn’t cut it down… as you will see when Dawn asks “when is the podcast starting?”.
#153. Cancellation - to the horror of many, we are not canceled - We discuss Cancels.
Welcome to episode #153. Cancellations. We are not being canceled, our mail is…… That is our letters are having postmarks put on them and that is what we will be discussing, the glamorous and exciting world of cancel collecting. (4 minute marker)
#152 – Our Christmas Extravaganza. We have a lot of extravaganzas, don’t we?
Welcome to episode #152 – Our Christmas Extravaganza. We have a lot of extravaganzas, don’t we?
This week we discuss Christmas Stamps – are you shocked and amazed? (3 minute marker).
We also discuss the announcement of the new US postage stamps announced for 2018. We have the stamp list and as always, opinions on the designs, art and subjects (15 minute marker)
#151 - National Parks - Not the Farly Issue but other stamps that you may not know about.
Welcome to episode #151. This week we discuss the National Park stamps. Not the Farley issue but the stamps you need when you go to a national park. These include:
That Big Silver Airstream Trailer – Yup there is a stamp for that (Trailer stamps – 6 minute marker)
The Boat you want to float around in – Yup there is a stamp for that (12 minute marker)
Entry Fee? – There is a stamp for that (19 minute marker)
Want to go hunting – Yup (29 minute marker)
Want to really hunt? Like with a machine gun? – Tax stamp for that also (38 minute marker
Welcome to Episode 150. This week we have stamp facts. Some aren’t so much facts as interesting tidbits (ok let’s just say tidbits – interesting may be stretching it). So sit back and enjoy. (3 minute marker)
Also – we are serious, if you know of a United States stamp that doesn’t have the name of the country on it, please post it on Facebook. We are really interested to see if one exists.
#149 - Rebroadcast - Our Interview with Chad Snee.- Happy Thanksgiving
Episode #149 - Happy Thanksgiving. With everyone off to visit family it we couldnt do a recording this week so we reached deep into the archive. This is episode #17 with Chad Snee. Many of you cant access these old episodes and this one was great so we are rebroadcasting it.
#147 - Chicagopex is coming on November 17th - Not going is its own punishment
Welcome to Episode #147. We are plugging ChicagoPex coming up on the November 17th weekend at the Itasca Westin. Google ChicagoPex for all the info. (I know - not Chicago, how depressing). (Minute Marker 5)
#146 - The (not very) Bloody revolution of the Isle of SARK, fake stamps and a wish list for Stamp Shows
Welcome to Episode #146. Today we talk about the small island of SARK which is in the Guernsey Islands of Britain. Look on a stamp of Guernsey with a map and Sark will be the small island at the bottom, just north of France. So why talk about it? Well this is the last feudal holding in the British Empire and it ended in just 2007. (Minute market 3)
We also received a nice reference lot from Tony (Check his stuff on eBay at BarneysStamps) – Fake coils and Kansas Nebraska overprints – Thank you Tony (Minute marker 11)
Lastly we discuss stamp shows and if we had a magic wand.
#145 - The different types of collectors and the different interests of collecting stamps.
Welcome to episode #145. This week we talk about the various types of stamp collectors. Stamp collecting is a huge topic with many different collecting interests. From the classic collector to the historian who wants a relic of history, to the investor (AND YES, we do not shirk away from talking about investing here) stamp collecting offers such a range of interests that it will appeal to anyone.
Week we delve into the different types (we call the classes) of stamp collectors. (3 minute marker).
Our guests in this are Rich Specter and Ray Liebermann.
Ray is also the editor of the on-line newsletter 100J. To subscribe just send an email to email@example.com
#144 - RELICS of History at SESCAL stamp show - GO TO FACEBOOK TO SEE THESE ITEMS! Wow!
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #144. Our SESCAL Spectacular. Yes, here in Ontario California we visited the show and it was truly awesome. Thank you to the listeners who stopped by and said HI and also to all on Facebook who gave us a shout-out but couldn’t come.
We have 2 outstanding exhibiters who showed us some of their prize possessions. The first is Michael Mahler who showed us some awesome NEVADA stamp items with loads of back story and history. True relics of history (3 minute marker)
We also had Les Lampher show us some of his items including a Chester Arthur cover as well as a stranded artic expedition cover and a cover from the San Francisco fire. Again, true relics of history (13 minute marker)
We then discuss some of the table sales and how the dealers here at SESCAL sell stuff. (20 minute marker).
IMPORTANT!!!!! All the items discussed can be seen on the Stamp Show Here Today Facebook page.
#143 - Sell your own damn stamp collection - or - HOW I SOLD MY STAMPS AT A STAMP SHOW
Welcome to episode #143. So you have worked years if not decades on your stamp collection. Now you want to sell it. You can sell it at the auctions or to a dealer but what if… WHAT IF… You sell it yourself. What if you became a stamp dealer? Today we discuss just this. (3 minute marker)
#142 Comic Book Collecting and Stamps including the market, signatures and Star Wars
Welcome to Episode #142. This week we discuss comic books, stamps and how the markets of these two things are very much the same. We discuss selling and buying on eBay, signatures, production varieties and the comic hero stamp sheets for the DC and MARVEL heroes as well as Batman, Wonder Woman and much more. (1 Minute marker)
We discuss the British Star Wars Prestige Booklet for Star Wars and the potential of getting signed mementoes.
Also, if you haven’t heard the 2001 Space Odyssey rendition yet – listen to the end (a hidden Easter egg).
Episode #141. This week we are celebrating the TV Game Show Jeopardy
Welcome to Episode #141. This week we are celebrating the TV Game Show Jeopardy which saw most fitting to have a category on stamp collecting. Can you answer the questions? (minute marker 1 – yup from the very beginning).
Thank you to Bill Hontos for joining us and also a big thank you to Linn's Stamp News for the information in this podcast.
#140 The stamps and history of the Belgian Congo, Katanga and one of the largest DB's in history
Welcome to episode #140. This week we are all about the history and back story of the stamps of the huge area smack dab in the middle of Africa that was claimed by England, France, Germany, Spain, and Portugal but eventually wound up being owned by one pretty despicable person from Belgium. (4 minute marker)
The history of The Congo, The Belgian Congo, Saba, Katanga, Zaire (did I leave anybody out) is fascinating in its brutality, instability, United Nations involvement and crisis. The stamps of this area confirm this with many different nation states (and some non-recognized ones), overprints and new issues, all with fascinating back stories This area has always fascinated me. Finally we have done a podcast on it.
We also have an update on COUNTERFIET STAMPS. (28 minute marker)
#139 - WASPs - Not the Bug but the Women’s Army Aircorp Pilots. Also Jaqueline Cochran and her stamp
Welcome to Episode #139. We discuss the Woman’s Armp Air Corp WASPs who were paramilitary pilots with a very interesting story. We discuss the Jaquelin Cochran stamp which shows her as a pilot or racer or something…. It does not show that she was a WASP and for very interesting reasons. We also discuss the stamp varieties on her issue as well as some other famous lady pilots who have stamps – notably a discussion on the Quimby stamp and its perf varieties. (3 minute marker)
We also share a story from the USPS podcast about a great letter correspondence to Mohammed Ali. A great story. (21 minute marker).
#138 - Video Games... On stamps (topical) and the stamp market verses video games (the battle for young collectors)
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #138. Today we discuss Video games. Ever hear a stamp dealer say that stamp collecting can’t compete with video games? I have and we discuss this. Also; listener e-mail and the US Postal Service’s Christmas Stamps.
That’s over 7 pounds of podcast in a 5 pound bag!
#137 .. GODZILLA - Not the Godzilla of stamp collecting but THE ACTUAL GODZILLA - on stamps!!!!
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #137. Today we talk about Godzilla (Gojira) and his stamps. Since we are talking about the destructive lizard (dinosaur?) we will also be discussing the fake stamps of Japan and also other countries.
Did you know Godzilla has his own song by the Blue Oyster Cult? I didn’t but everyone else did so – stay to the end for that.
Also Caj’s Corrections and a continuation of the Rutherford B Hayes Extravaganza.
#136…. Our Rutherford B Hayes Extravaganza with free cocktails at our open bar. Ask your waitress for a drink and don’t forget to tip.
Welcome to episode #136…. Our Rutherford B Hayes Extravaganza with free cocktails at our open bar. Ask your waitress for a drink and don’t forget to tip. Why Rutherford B Hayes? Oh, you think today has contentious politics? You think Trump and Hillary had a bit? Step into our way-back machine and strap in. (4 minute marker).
Enjoy the podcast.
#135 - Everything you wanted to know (and some stuff you didn't) about the Panama Canal Zone
Welcome to episode #135. This week we discuss the Canal Zone and its postal history including the US Ancon which made the first “official” trip of the canal on this date in 1915. (4 Minute marker). Also we have Jim Capella of the Southern Nevada Stamp Club as our guest. Remember to see us on Facebook to see the stamps and covers discussed.
Also - Thank you to Linns for your article on the podcast. Linns stamp news is great and a great friend of the show.
#134 - The 1936 Olympics in postal history. Also a listeners asks about trading stamps
Welcome to episode #134. This week is the aniversary of the opening of the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin Germany. We discuss the postal history of this most contrivercial of topics. (4 minute marker). We also answer a listener email who asks about trading stamps at stamp clubs and we just happen to have the president of the Sounthern Nevada Stamp Club as a guest. (23 minute marker).
#133 - The May 22nd Issue of Linn's was FANTASTIC - We weigh in on their articles on the FIP, Forever Stamps and the stamp auction market.
Welcome to episode #133. On May 22nd Linn's Stamp News (free plug - this is a great magazine) had three articles that we are weighing in on. The first is the APS taking the FIP to task (minute 5 marker). The second is an article on the forever stamp and how stamp collecting is changing the way the post office has to do its accounting. It also has some pretty strong indicators for the strength of the US Stamp Collecting market (minute 15 marker). Lastly we address a letter from David Kolls of Regency Superior Auctions and wish our best to him in his plight but take him to task for his opinions (minute 31 marker).
#132 - Disney Villains and A FOLLOW-UP ON COUNTERFIETS
Welcome to episode #132 – We discuss Disney Villains because there is a great new issue that just came out for all the Disney collectors (5 minute mark). We got a great follow-up email from a person who deals first hand with counterfeit stamps in his business and this anonymous listener gave us some great information on the subject (15 minute marker). We also talked to Tom and Bill Hontos who are both stamp dealers. We caught them at the Anaheim stamp show and they shared their time and thoughts with us (28 minute marker).
#131 FORGERIES!!!!!! We discuss forged current stamps THAT ARE OUT THERE NOW - Also Charismatic Megafauna
Welcome to episode #131. This week we discuss forged modern US stamps which are being made to rip off the post office. We go over the issues and what we see is being done ("we see" - behind the scenes there may be lots going on but...) (25 minute marker). We also discuss World Wildlife Federation (WWF) stamps and CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA (Minute mnarker 5). Enjoy.
#129 - An OPEN LETTER to the US post office - Ideas to commemorate World War 1 which is 100 years ago NOW
Welcome to episode #129 - This week we have An OPEN LETTER to the post office with ideas on what/how to commemorate World War 1 which is 100 years ago NOW, and NO STAMPS BEING ISSUED? This is #STAMP WORTHY to the maximum. Sargent York, Henry Johnson and the Harlem Hellfighters, Lenah Higby and the women who maintained the war effort, General Blackjack Pershing, the Battle of the Meus-Argon, The "Lost Battalion" and more.
#128 We are talking about President Garfield who suprisingly also liked lasagna
Welcome to episode #128 from Stamp Show Steve's Anaheim stamp show (again - I hope he doesnt charge us for a table). This week we talk about the life, times, death and postage stamps of President James A Garfield. We discuss Proofs and Essays as well as some of the issue identifications. (Minute 7). Also we discuss Afganistan and Germany stamp issues with Lothar Vallot, a guest who we are always happy to hear from.
BEFORE LISTENING - look at the stamp essay on FACEBOOK on the Stamp Show Here Today page so you can see this interesting item.
#127 we talk to Stan and Steve at the Anaheim Stamp Show.
Welcome to episode #127. This week we are at the Anaheim Stamp Show with Stamp Show Steve Pattillo and Stan Iceland. The first part is with Stan and we examine a $20 Newspaper stamp with such a clear impression, we wondered if it was faked. As always we also ask everyone how to make money with stamp collecting. Enjoy
#126 - Who was Impeached? Yes, We discuss President Andrew Johnson who has just 2 stamps in his honor.
Welcome to episode #126 - Today we talk about a Persident that gets no love - also no stamps (well he got 2 stamps because you cant just skip over him). Yes we discuss Andrew Johnson who was impeached but you know what - it is an interesting story. Has a bit to do with what is going on now also.
Probably will never get a #stampworthy but his story is interesting.
Also - this is a bit late as we moved our offices. We are back up and running.
#124 - Hip Stamp is a new service for stamp collectors to buy and sell stamps. We have Justin Beard - the Chief Operating officer.
Welcome to episode #124 - Hip Stamp is a new service for stamp collectors to buy and sell stamps. We have Justin Beard - the Chief Operating officer, on by phone to tell us about it. We are always interested in the stamp market and this company may give eBay a run for the philatelic market. (20 Minute Marker). We also talk about Official stamps and also a good conversation on soaking stamps. (9 minute marker)................ Enjoy.
#123 The 2017 COMPEX Stamp Show and the Pan American Exposition of 1901
Welcome to episode #123. Today we speak with Charles Beard who is the president of the COMPEX Chicagoland Stamp Show. He gives us a tour of his store (yes he still has a stamp store so support him here) and the stamp show (minute marker 28). We also discuss indepth the Pan American Exposition of 1901 including its stamps, the inverts and how to expertise this very attractive issue. (minute marker 7). Enjoy.
#121 - We are at the Anaheim Stamp Show asking dealers "HOW DO YOU MAKE MONEY WITH STAMP COLLECTING"
Welcome to episode #121. We are at Steve Pattillo's Anaheim Stamp Show (right accross the street fro Disney land) asking dealers the question: "How do you make money in stamp collecting?" This is NEED TO KNOW information for anyone who wants to sell stamps or become a stamp dealer. Enjoy (6 minute mark)
#120 Want to know where the collectors of tomorrow are going to come from? lets discuss Magic
Welcome to episode #120. Today we discuss other collectable markets but specifically MAGIC THE GATHERING which is a collectable card game, sort of like Baseball Cards but -pause for effect- different. (9 minute marker). We also discuss 100 years ago this month, when the USA entered World War One and faught its first battle with the Germans - and it was (wait for it) on the tiny island of Guam (4 minute marker). We also answer a few listener emails.
#119 Guest of the show Scott English, APS Executive Director discusses Stamp Collecting and the McCoy C3a
Welcome to episode #119. We are very happy to have Scott English, the APS Executive Director to discuss Stamp Collecting and the back story on the Mc Coy C3a which is going to auction very soon. (9 minute mark) We also discuss the 27th ammendment and its very interesting story - how does this apply to philately you may ask? Well The United States did issue a few stamps on the US Constitution - so there (3 minute mark)
Episode 118 - Stamp Collecting is the Food of Life - Mexican Food and Jack Fruit
Welcome to Episode #118. They say that Stamp Collecting is the food of life. Well actually I just made that up but it does make a great transition to the new Mexican Food stamps coming out (5 minute marker) as well as the stamps from Bangeladesh, Malasia and the Philippines for Jack Fruit (18 minutmark). After listening to this podcast, tell us if you are hungry.
Episode #116 - 100 years ago the Tzar abdicated and Stamp Money
Welcome to episode #116. 100 years ago this week the Tzar abdicated. We discuss this as well as the 1915 STAMP "COINS" or Stamp Money and why it was issued (spoiler - because they didnt want to use their silver and gold) (8 minute marker). We also discuss other stuff including stamp albums.
Episode 112 - German Stamps and Little House on the Prarie - Also last weeks epic battle with Pearls?
Welcome to Episode #112 - We have a special guest - Lothar Vallot who will discuss German Stamps (5 minute mark) and Little House on the Prarie also has an anniversary (3 Minute mark) - Also Lothar weighs in on last weeks epic battle addressing Pearls?
At the end we have a love song from Axis of Awsome for Valentines Day (LISTENER WARNING - It has the "S" word in it)
Episode 111 - Fancy Cancels and the Cod wars - also EPIC BATTLE BETWEEN CANADA and THE USA
Welcome to Episode #111. This week we talk about a great campy movie called the Manderine Murders (minute 5 mark). Tom starts a new section on "CURRENT EVENTS and it results in a talk about the Canadian Black History month stamp verses the US one - Epic battle. (Minute 11 mark). We also have an indepth converstaion about Fancy Cancels (36 minute mark)
Episode 110 - Bessie Coleman, Lady Pilot and Liver Eater Johnston, Fur Trapper. Also Printers waste and Errors on stamps
Welcome to episode #110. We discuss women in history with Bessie Colman who is not only one of the first female pilots but also the first black (afro-american) pilot and appears on Scotts #2956 (Minute marker 11). We also discuss the odd tale of Jim Bridger from the Legends of the West sheet as well as Jerimiah Johnston (18 minute marker). We also answer a question from one of our listeners on what the difference between Printers Waste and a true Error (minute marker 27).
Episode 109. Richard Lehmann discusses stamp investing and a new valuation site. Also Fairy Tales on stamps and Trading (Disney pins).
Welsome to Episode #109. We have a call in interview with the widly respected Richard Lehmann of Forbes Magazine (At the 24 minute mark). He speaks about the values of stamps and a new site working on stamp valuations. He also discusses stamp values for DEAD countries. We also discuss Fairy tales on stamps (4 minute mark) and Tom tells us all about Disney pins and how they are traded (16 minute mark).
Episode 107 - Neil deGrasse Tyson Stamp and How to put on a stamp show
Welcome to Episode 107. We discuss a cool autographed pair of Pluto Souvinoir sheets signed by Neil deGrasse Tyson - the astrophysicist and host of the TV Show COSMOS. (at the 18 minute mark). If that wasnt enough, Stamp Show Steve discusses how to put on a stamp show. Great information to people or stamp clubs who want to do this (starts at the 33 minute mark).
Episode #106 Madam CJ Walker, Holland and what magnifiing glass to use........ It is better than it sounds.
Welcome to Episode #106. Today we discuss an amazing lady: Madam CJ Walker and how she was the first self made female millionaire in the USA. She was also black which makes this accomplishment even more interesting (Starts at the 5 minute mark). We also discuss stamp collecting in Holland with our guest Marcell Slieker (9 minute mark). lastly under our "expert topic" we discuss magnification and how to use a good magnifiier to detect regummed and reperforated stamps (26 minute mark).
Episode #105 - Our Christmas Episode. We celebrate with George W. Holschauer - Chickens at the end!!!!!
Episode #105 - Merry Christmas with Caj, Dawn, Tom, George and Brian. We do discuss stamps (the 1898 Christmas stamp of Canada) but otherwise it is just conversation about Life, the Universe and Everything - Including Chickens (Listen to the end).
Welcome to episode #104. This week we pay tribute to John Glenn, Astronaut and space pioneer (6 minute mark). We also discuss Zeppelin (9 minute mark) but you can also skip ahead to the discussion of Zeppelin stamps, why they are so valuable, what to watch out for and their value (at the 19 minute mark).
Also, Stamp Show Here Today has started a KIVA team - it is an easy way to contribute to reduce world suck. Check it out at KIVA.com and if you contribute be sure to click to join the Stamp Show Here Today team. If you forget to do this - dont worry, you can move your contribution to the team after the fact. AND IN THE END, YOU GET YOUR MONEY BACK!
Episode #103 - The 21st ammendment, the repeal of Prohibition and also Kelleher Auctions with David Coogle
Welcome to episode #103. This week we talk about the 21st amendment which was the repeal of prohibition (7 minute mark). It is facinating how prohibition effected so much. From women getting the vote to the establishment of the income tax. Also we speak with David Coogle who operates one of the largest auction companies in the world (24 minute mark). He discusses the state of the market and gives some great tips to stamp purchasing.
Episode #102 - Albert Einstein, John Marshall and a special guests - Andy Kupersmit and Cristoph Gartner
Welcome to Episode #102. We talk about this day in history with Albert Einstein, John Marshall - who he was and the 40 cent stamp that bears his likeness (with a discussion on the WET and DRY printing of the stamp) and a GREAT interview with Andy and Christoph giving information that anyone selling stamps at auction MUST KNOW.
Episode #100 - Champagne and the Gettysburg Address. Also Filatelic Fiesta
Welcome to our Episode #100 Extravaganza. We discuss the Gettysburg address (with and without the H) as well as some great interviews from the San Jose Stamp Show - Filatelic Fiesta (yes they spell it with an F). Enjoy.
Welcome to episode 96 (Only 4 more to #100 - wahoo). This episode discusses the new Animal Planet TV Show on the US Duck Stamp Art competition. It was on September 24th but is in repeats. It is titled the Million Dollar Duck and after listening you will see why. Also the regular stuff like emails and Caj's Corrections.
Episode 95 - The US Customs - Paying for your Mexican Taquila with stamps.
Welcome to Episode 95 - we will be talking about the Customs stamp issue of 1887, why it failed and just how many bottles of tequila you can bring in from Mexico. We also discuss soaking stamps. Our thanks to the STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW podcast for giving us some needed info.
Welcome to episode #94. This week we talk about the Mad Magazines 1964 MORE TRASH faux postage stamps - including the infamous Dag Hammarskjold parody stamp. We also answer listener emails as well as take an early look at the US Post Office's 2017 stamp issues. Also there is a talk with the Youth Coordinator for SESCAL's youth area. Enjoy.
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today episode 92. We discuss the first bulk mailing campaign done by abolitionists in 1835. We also discuss Lysander Spooner and Harriet Tubmann, Caj's corrections and our expert topic is on the philatelic market place with our guest Ray Martin.
Episode #91 - PORN!! Well actually it is about the Comstock law and the censorship of the mails but PORN sounds better.
Welcome to Episode #91 - PORN!! Well actually it is about the Comstock law and the censorship of the mails but PORN sounds better. We also discuss Ida Craddock who got caught up in all of it in 1902 - she may have been strange but she did not deserve what she went through. We also discuss FINE, VERY FINE and etc in centering of stamps as well as listener emails and Caj's corrections.
Welcome to Episode #90. This week we talk about what is RARE. Not what stamps are rare but what does it mean to be RARE and what does it mean to be SCARCE. We also, as always, answer emails and have Cajs Corrections.
Episode 88 - We talk all about quality and stamp grading. A special guest speaker, Ray Lieberman, says it is saving stamp collecting.
Welcome to episode #88. Along with listener email and the history of Hungarian Inflation stamps, we talk all about quality and stamp grading. Our special guest is Ray Lieberman who says that stamp grading is saving stamp collecting. To subscribe to his news letter - 100J - email lieberra@Comcast.com .
Episode 87 - We are back from the Portland APS Stamp Collecting Show and have a lot to talk about.
Welcome to Episode #87 - This week we are back from the Portland APS Stamp Show ad we share our tales from the show. We also discuss some questions including how to spot a reperforated stamp and how to sell your collection.
Episode 86 - Stamp Talk, Lots and lots of, well, talking. We do have a new intro that is pretty cool.
Welcome to episode #86. Nothing more to say, we are all very tired from getting back from the APS Stamp Show in Portland so it is a bit short. We did enjoyed meeting many listeners there so - Thank you to all who came to the booth and said "Hi".
Epidose 84 - Alexander Hamilton - His life, His times and his stamps - but mostly his stamps as we are all stamp collecting
Welcome to episode #84 - one that I (Caj) have been looking forward to doing as I love Alexander Hamilton's story, his life and times. The podcast will discuss who this fellow is and then use this as an introduction to him being on the 30 cent Bank Note stamp - which is a stamp with many varieties and is very worthy of the expert topic it has been give. Enjoy....
Episode 83 - NEGOTIATING SKILLS - Not just for stamp collecting but for Disney Pins, Magic Cards, Automobiles like on PAWN STARS
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #83. This week we discuss negotiating for stamps, magic cards, Disney pins, automobiles and everything else that is for sale. We have been in the stamp business a very long time and together with some top negotiator's lists, we have assembled a must listen for anyone who wants to enhance their powers to negotiate.
Episode 82 - Patent Medicine, The early Snake Oil, Cocaine, Meth and the advertising as well as the stamps - for both historians and stamp collecting
Episode #82 - Everything a stamp collector needs to know about Patent Medicine stamps, Cocaine, Morphine, Jamaican Ginger and other stuff that will curl your toes (the real stuff will curl more than that!). Also some emails, and as always - Caj's Corrections. PICTURES WILL BE POSTED TO YOUTUBE at our channel - StampShowHereToday.
Episode 81 - Ebay shipping with helpful hints and what NOT to do as well as DEAD LETTER LADIES
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 81. We will have a discussion this week on eBay shipping (sellers) with some handy tricks, what to do and not to do and how to protect the stamps in shipping. We will also discuss those forgotten ladies who made the post office run (the dead letter office in particular) while the men were off at war (the Civil War). Also see our YouTube on DEAD LETTER LADIES for a more complete discussion with pictures.
Episode 80 - Selling your stamps to a stamp dealer. Benefits and Pitfalls to stamp collecting
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #80. Today we will be discussing SELLING YOUR STAMPS. We will be dealing in particular with selling your stamps to a stamp dealer, both the advantages and disadvantages. After listening to this episode, you will be able to make a better decision on whether this is right for your collection. We also answer our listener emails as well as other topics on stamp collecting.
Episode 79 - Weird and Wacko Stamp Collecting Facts and a visit to the floor of NY Stamp Show 2016
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode #79. In this episode we explore some off the wall facts about stamps, stamp collecting and the post office. In addition we have a call live from the floor of New York 2016 Stamp Show with Scott Murphy.
Episode 78 - Blue Paper, Women in the Postal Service, and Stamp Collecting
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode 78. This episode has run a little bit late due to NY Stamp Show 2016. This week we are discussing women in the postal service throughout its history, Caj's corrections, answering listener e-mails and out expert topic (40:00) is on the identification of blue paper stamps. We now have a YouTube channel that will have explanations and pictures that you can view on our various subjects. You can check out the YouTube channel HERE.
Episode 77 - World Stamp Ceremonies and Special Guest Richard Lehmann
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today episode 77. In this episode we will be discussing the first day ceremony releases at the World Stamp Show in New York, Caj's corrections, a listener e-mail regarding when to remove stamps from covers, and our expert topic is a discussion with Richard Lehmann of Stamp Finder as we discuss both his take on the current US stamp market as an investment opportunity and Stamp Finders great new tools to help dealers and collectors to connect at the show. You can visit the Stamp Finder website HERE.
Episode 76 - Best Stamps of 2015 and Special Printings
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today episode 76. All caught up! This officially clears out our backlog of episodes and from here on out we will be back to our weekly schedule. Thank you to all of our listeners who trudged through while we missed weeks and released several episodes per week. In this episode we discuss the best stamps of 2015, Linn's Stamp News value reporting, Caj's corrections, and our expert topic of the week is about U.S. special printings.
Episode 75 - Special Guest Gary Greenberg, Royal Mail Service, and Stampless Mail
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today episode 75! This week we have special guest Gary Greenberg of US Stamp Shop joining us. In this episode we will be discussing NY World stamp show stamp releases from the USPS, 500 years of the Royal Mail Service, Australia's creation of a modern rarity, a short conversation about perforation detection software, and stampless mail.
Episode 74 - Duck Stamp controversy and Finest Known Discussion
Hey Listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, episode 74! In this episode we will be discussing the I.G. report on political mailings, missing C3a found, the federal duck stamp controversy, Caj's corrections, and our expert topic is about finest known stamps.
Episode 73 - Special Guest Brian Hunt and the Stamp Market
Hey Listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 73! In this episode we have special guest Brian Hunt from Hunt and Company Stamps joining us to discuss a comparison of Venetian glass to stamp collecting and exhibiting, a continuation of our CSAC discussion, Caj's corrections, a discussion on the stamp market, stamp databases for business purposes, and auction issues.
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode
72!!! After a bit of a vacation break, we are back and with a slightly
different format. Our intro evolves into a talk on the Confederate Club and the
St. Louis Stamp Show and Expo (0:01); Stamp News – World Stamp Show 2016
(15:15); Stamps without a country name (16:15); Caj’s Corrections (20:07); and
our Expert Topic is on Cuban stamps (25:31).
Episode 71 - Photographing Your Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode 71! This episode, we will be talking about Stamp News - Mail Resumes to Cuba (2:42); #stampstories #dearUSPS (7:44); Caj's Corrections (38:20); and our Expert Topic is on the how and why of photographing your collection (39:54).
Episode 70 - Gum Conditions, Self Sticks, and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners! Thank you for your patience; our editor Geoff has been sick this last week, but now we are back at it! Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 70. This week, we will be talking about Stamp News - Upright Jenny Sheets Sell BIG on eBay (3:14); #stampstories #NewYorkStampShow2016 updates (15:04); Caj's Corrections (16:27); and our Expert Topic this week is a discussion on gum conditions including self sticks, otherwise known as self adhesive or "pressure sensitive adhesive" stamps (26:46).
Episode 69 - Wayne Youndblood and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, Welcome To Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 69! This week we will be talking about Stamp News - The Top USPS Customers of 2015 (1:53); #stampstories #springbreak (5:40); Caj's Corrections (6:43); and our expert topic this week is actually an interview with past guest and longtime friend of Stamp Show Here Today, Wayne Youngblood of Regency Superior Auctions (14:32).
Episode 68 - Why Humans Collect and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode
68! This week we will be talking about
Stamp News – the USPS is making another rarity (2:30); #stampstories
#famouscollectors (8:00); Caj’s Correections (15:54); and our Expert Topic this
week is all about collecting; specifically, why do we do it? (23:43)
Episode 67 - IRCs, Ponzi Schemes, and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 67!
This week, we will be talking about Stamp News: USPS Postal Rates Are Going
Down (2:36); #StampStories #ARIPEX2016 (10:50); Caj’s Corrections (12:32); and
our Expert Topic this week is all about International Reply Coupons and Ponzi
Episode 66 - The Top 10 Stamp Lottery Fails and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, episode 66! This week,
after a really long intro, we will be talking about Stamp News - a brand
new ten cent coil for $50.00 (12:10); #stampstories #leapyear (17:28);
Caj's Corrections (19:50); and this week's expert topic is on the Top 10
Stamp Lottery Mistakes we commonly see here at PSE (22:50).
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, episode 65! Sorry we are a couple days late; we are currently at ARIPEX! This week, we will be talking about Stamp News - A Smithsonian throwaway gets a new life (2:27); #stampstories #yourfreaksanderrors (9:24); Caj's Corrections (15:37); and our Expert Topic is about using the internet and stamp collecting (20:35).
Episode 64 - Our Top Ten Stamp Books and Stamp Collectring
Hello listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 64! This week we will be talking about Stamp News - The Countries' Smallest Post Office (1:18); #StampStories #Topicals (3:37); Caj's Corrections (7:02); and our Expert Topic is our Top Ten List of the best, most important books you should own and read as a stamp collector (12:03).
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode 63!
This week we will be talking about Stamp News – stats on New York Stamp Show
2016 (2:07); #stampstories #freaksanderrors updates (8:55); Caj’s Corrections
(12:58); and our expert topic of the week is all about a sometimes daunting
topic – coil stamps (14:42).
Episode 62 - Different classes of Mail and Stamp Collecting
Hello listeners and welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 62! This week we will be talking about Stamp News - New Designs Revealed (2:40), #stampstories #stampvotes (11:10), Caj's Corrections (22:15), and our expert topic of the week is on different classes of U.S. Mail (23:55).
Episode 61 - First Day and Event Covers and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 61! Quick side note; if you noticed and/or are confused, last episode Jessica said "Episode 61" during the introduction last week, and Dawn says "Episode 60" in this episode; as promised, we switched episodes to bring you the ORCOEXPO 2016 episode as close as possible to the show and after this episode we will be back in order. This week, we will be talking about Stamp News: Rates Go Up Everywhere! (2:42); #stampstories #winterfun (10:23); Caj's Corrections (12:11); and our expert topic of the week is all about First Day Covers, referred to as FDCs, as well as Event Covers (16:20).
Hello listeners and welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 60! In case you notice, Jessica says 61; we swapped episodes to bring you ORCOEXPO the Wednesday after the show. This entire show is dedicated to ORCOEXPO 2016 where we set up and recorded LIVE on the show floor! We talk about our favorite SSHT moments from our first year, the things we found at the show, and Jessica brings a handful of great interviews from the floor, including an update from Mark Swiakala of "Freaks and Errors"!
Episode 59 - Roosevelts, Canal Zones, and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 59! This week we will be talking about Stamp News – Vote for your favorite US Stamp (2:26); #stampstories #newyearsresolutions (5:20); Caj’s Corrections (11:18); and our expert topic this week is all about President Roosevelt and stamps (16:44).
Episode 58 - Post Offices in China and Stamp Collecting
Hello listeners, Merry Christmas from Stamp Show Here Today and welcome to Episode 58! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: an interview with the International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors (2:04); #StampStories #LetterstoSanta (6:10); Caj's Corrections and Updates (9:56); and our expert topic of the week is on Post Offices in China (12:20). Stay tuned through the credits to hear a special new take on a classic Christmas song brought to you by Action Aid!
Episode 57 - Black Blot Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Hello listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 57! This week we will be talking about Stamp News - Who is Eduardo Munez - an interview with the writer (2:02); #stampstories #freaksanderrors Freaks and Errors the movie met their kickstarter goals with a little help (11:18); Caj's Corrections, a listener question, an ORCOEXPO update from Stampshow Steve and more (13:09); and our Expert Topic is on blackblot stamps, all those stamps that even though they might be in the catalog, just don't really belong in a collection (29:32).
Episode 56 - Selling Stamps on eBay Part 2 and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 56! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: Who is Eduardo Munez (another stamp movie!!!) (2:00); #Stamp Stories #Freaks and Errors the Movie Kickstarter Update (7:44); Caj's Corrections (and some loose ends) (11:17) and our expert topic of the week is the promised part 2 of selling stamps on EBAY(24:42).
Episode 55 - Freaks and Errors the Movie and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 55!!! This episode comes to you a little late, as we recorded and edited it over the Thanksgiving break. This week, we will be talking about Stamp News: In Memoriam (2:40); #stampstories #kickstarter #freaksanderrors (2:58); Caj's Corrections (4:00); and our expert topic is a special interview with Mark Cwiakala, the director and creator of Freaks and Errors: A Rare Collection, the first and only movie about stamp collecting! (7:15)
Episode 54 - Cocaine, Marijuana, Tax Stamps, Playboy and Stamp Collecting PART 2
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, episode 54! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: A postmaster in the Hague accidentally turns his home into a dead letter office (3:35); #Stamp Stories #Kickstarter #freaksanderrorsfilm (11:02); Caj’s Corrections and Updates (15:30); and our expert topic of the week is an unexpected part two to Cocaine, Marijuana, Tax Stamps and Stamp Collecting in an interview with special guest Rob Henak, the only Philatelist to have his collection of Marijuana stamps featured in Playboy! (20:27)
Episode 53 -Cocaine, Marijuana, Medicine Tax Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 53! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: Crime Strikes HR Harmer; #Stamp Stories #Hedy Lamarr #StampWorthy; Caj’s Corrections and Updates; and our expert topic of the week is a deep back of the book topic, Medicine Tax Stamps.
Episode 52 - Stamp Color History and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 52! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: The New Scott Catalogs are Coming (4:49); #Stamp Stories #Your First Time (14:00); Caj’s Corrections and Updates (21:02); and our expert topic of the week is Stamp Color History (29:28).
Episode 51 - Selling Stamps on eBay (Part 1) and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, episode 51! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: Charlie Brown finally succeeds at something; #Stamp Stories #HalloweenHaunts; and our expert topic of the week is the SECOND scariest one we have ever attempted; recommendations for SELLING STAMPS ON EBAY!!!! NOTE: We are aware that we covered a LOT of information in this episode, and there is more still to go, so look for Part 2 coming soon!
Episode 50 - Buying Stamps on eBay and Stamp Collecting
Hey, listeners, thanks for listening and get ready for our mega Halloween one year anniversary episode 50! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: the Papal visit affects the USPS (2:19); #Stamp Stories #HalloweenHaunts (6:45); Caj's Corrections (12:34) and our expert topic of the week is the scariest one we have ever attempted - recommendations for BUYING STAMPS ON EBAY. OOOOOO SCARY!!!! (23:20) This is an amazing topic and well worth the listen!
Hello listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode number 49! This week, we will be talking about our experiences and highlights at SESCAL 2015 (2:40); Stamp News - a real, $50,000 UNINVERTED Jenny sheet gets opened in our offices right before our eyes and a secret trick is revealed! (12:25); a few comments and corrections from Caj and Geoff (14:03); and the remainder of the episode contains interviews conducted by Jessica live at the show, including Carl Schaff II, president and chair of SESCAL.
Episode 48 - Persian Rugs, Revenue Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 48! Thanks for being patient while we took a week off while we were at SESCAL 2015, which will be featured in next week's episode. This week we will be talking about Stamp News: the Papal visit affects the USPS (2:22); an exclusive interview and reveal with Burt, a local finder of the super rare, super cool UN-inverted Jenny sheet that was brought to us BEFORE notifying the USPS and Linn's (12:08); #Stamp Stories #SESCAL 2015 (18:20); Caj's Corrections (21:32) and our expert topic of the week is Persian Rugs and US Revenue Stamps (26:50).
Episode 47 - Stamp Auction Houses and Stamp Collecting
Hello listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 47! In this
extended episode we will be talking about Stamp News: May The Stamps Be
With You!; #Stamp Stories #Goodbye Columbia House; and our expert topic
of the week is: Stamp Auction Houses 101: All the basics you need to
know and some expert tips on just what an auction house is, how they
work, and how they fit into the world of the stamp collector.
Episode 46 - Richard Lehman of Forbes Magazine on Stamp Collecting
Hello listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 46! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: Our friend Steve Crippe finds an unlisted variety; #Stamp Stories #listen up Aussies, a Stamp Show Here Today exclusive story on a misplaced Uninverted Jenny Sheet; and our expert topic of the week isn't a topic but rather an excellent interview with Richard Lehman, frequent contributor to Forbes Magazine and President of Stamp Finder, on stamps, stamp collecting, and investing in the stamp market.
Episode 45 - APS Stamp Show 2015 Part 2 and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, episode 45! This episode is part 2 of our live interviews taken at the APS stamp Show 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sit back and relax as Jessica brings us new information from new clubs and visits some of our prior guests at the table. This episode was sponsored by GaryPosnerInc.com and The Philatelic Book of Secrets. Thanks for listening!
Episode 44 - APS Stamp Show 2015 Part 1 and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 44! Thank you so much for your patience waiting for this episode; the majority of it was recorded live at the 2015 APS Stamp Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jessica, our producer and host, spent an entire day interviewing clubs and associations at the show, and it has all been edited down into two parts just for you, our fans and listeners! The next episode to follow our standard format will be episode 46. Thanks for listening and enjoy! This episode was sponsored by GaryPosnerInc.com and The Philatelic Book of Secrets.
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 43! First, a quick apology; this episode is a week late in coming. We were in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the gigantic APS Stamp Show 2015 where we sat down with quite a few stamp clubs, dealers, and fans who will be featured in the episode after this one. That being said, this week we will be talking about Stamp News: A New Elvis Sighting; #Stamp Stories @StampShowHT and our expert topic of the week is Postage Due.
Episode 42 - O Canada! The Growing Canadian Stamp Market and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, the only stamp collecting podcast you can take with you, Episode 42! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: Your postcard could be at the Smithsonian!; #Stamp Stories #Back to School and our expert topic of the week is Oh, Canada!, or the very interesting rise in value of very good looking Canada stamps.
Episode 41 - The REAL First US Stamps (Colonial Revenues) and Stamp Collecting
Hey stamp collectors, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode 41! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: the upcoming APS Stampshow in Grand Rapids Michigan; #Stamp Stories #ASummerOfStamps #StampCation and our expert topic of the week is Colonial Revenues - the REAL first US stamps.
Episode 40 - 1, 2, 3, & 4... The First US Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode 40! This week, we will be talking about Stamp News: Bringing back Lick & Stick!; #Stamp Stories #ASummerOfStamps #albums; and our expert topic of the week is 1,2,3, & 4... The first four United States stamps in the Scott Catalog and just what exactly that means.
Welcome listeners to Stamp Show Here Today, the only stamp show you can take with you! We are on episode 39 and this week we will be talking about Stamp News: Stamps in Space; #Stamp Stories #ASummerOfStamps #ElvisLives; and our expert topic of the week is a revisit on stamp colors and confusions.
Welcome listeners to Stamp Show Here Today Episode 38! This week we will be talking about #Stamp Stories #ASummerOfStamps #Stamp Worthy and Alive; our expert topic of the week is on the Scott Catalog Numbering System and a couple others, and we are ending with Stamp News: our EXCLUSIVE interview with Greg Hopkins, the lucky man behind the 19th Upright Jenny Sheet discovery.
Hello listeners and welcome to Stamp Show Here Today! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: Newman; #Stamp Stories #ASummerOfStamps; and our expert topic of the week, inspired by a listener question, is on faults, specifically creases as we address - how far is too far?
Hello listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 36! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: No smoking please; #Stamp Stories #ASummerOfStamps; and our expert topic of the week is USPS vs. the Inspector General and savings stamps.
Episode 35 - Test and Dummy Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Hello again listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, podcast number 35! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: The new postal insurance rates are POSTAL!!! and we finally know who owns the 1 cent British Guiana Magenta; #Stamp Stories @USPS #whatwereyouthinking; and our expert topic of the week is Test and Dummy Stamps.
Episode 34 - US Postal Counterfeit and Forgeries Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 34! This week we will be talking about Stamp News: The Special Olympics World Games; #Stamp Stories #stampworthy; and our expert topic of the week is on US Postal Counterfeit and Forgeries as we are joined by world renowned stamp expert and collector John Hotchner.
Episode 33 - Fakes and Forgeries and Stamp Collecting
Hello listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 33! This week, we will be talking about Stamp News – the USPS overcharges the world and the 1 cent Magenta goes on tour; #stampstories - where do all of Caj’s illegible letters go? And our expert topic of the week is all about fakes and forgeries.
Hello listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 32! This week we will be talking about Stamp News – the USPS raises their rates with new stamps; #stampstories #thethingsstampcollectors say; and our expert topic of the week is all about grills.
Episode 31 - World's Fairs, Expos, and Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today episode 31!
This episode marks the beginning of season 2. This week, we will be talking
about: Stamp News - A new Stamp Collecting App in the Android Play Store; #stampstories
London’s Europhilex 2015 show; and our expert topic of the week is on World
Fairs and Expositions, and the stamps they made.
Episode 30 - British Plate Varieties and Stamp Collecting
listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 30! This episode wraps up
season 1 for us, hurrah for milestones! This episode, we will be talking about
the 175th anniversary of the first stamp, #stampstories #stampworthy
Unofficial Holidays, and our expert topic is British plate varieties and more.
Will we find the elusive $50,000 Jenny sheet? Will Caj have embarrassing corrections?
Will things get sideways for Cinco De Mayo? Will we find out what Caj is REALLY drinking??? Listen to find out!!!
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today episode 29!
This week we will be talking about Stamp News: the Post Office releases the final
modern Civil War Commemorative series stamp; #Stampstories: Japan’s Mysterious
Missing Post Office; and our expert topic of the week is our experiences at
Hey stamp collectors, philatelists and enthusiasts, welcome
to Stamp Show Here Today! This week, we will be talking about Stamp News – the Canada
Beaver stamp has an anniversary, #stampstories the Smithsonian museum weighs in
on stamp collecting, Caj's Corrections, opening yet another C3a sheet, and our expert topic is Omnibus Issues. I have to warn you
– we got a little sideways on this one!
Episode 27 - The Pony Express and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today! In stamp
news - a USPS Postal Worker goes… POSTAL in D.C.!!! #StampStories – #PonyExpress,
what did you learn in school? And our expert topic of the week is in
recognition of the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express and is all
about their service, cancels, and stamps!
Episode 26 - Government and Official Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today! This week we will be talking about Stamp
News: Click N Ship confusion; #Stamp Stories Letter Writing Month; and our
expert topic of the week is Official and Government stamps.
Hey listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today! This episode, we sit down and talk about the Maya Angelou Forever stamp Faux pas, calamity, tragedy, or whatever you want to call it, featuring the FLOTUS; #stampstories how you add to your collection; and our expert topic of the week, inspired by the Maya Angelou stamp, is all about stamp errors.
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 24! This episode we will be talking about Stamp News: WESTPEX, Stamp Collecting and history: Westpex ; #Stamp Stories Jerry Garcia; a listener question from Maria in Riverside, CA; and our expert topic of the week is Watermarks.
Episode 23 - Kansas Nebraska Overprints and Stamp Collecting
listeners, welcome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 23! This episode, we will
be talking about Stamp News – the new Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan,
#stampstories Sam Simon, and our expert topic is all about Kansas Nebraska
Episode 22 - World Number Ones and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners! This week, we will be talking about Stamp
News - the death of the lick and stick stamp, #stampstories Leonard Nemoy, and
our expert topic is number ones from all over the world. Will we find a golden
Jenny ticket this week??? Listen to the end to find out!
Episode 21 - First Day Cancels and History and Stamp Collecting
Hey listeners! Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today Episode 21! This episode, we will be talking about the new 2015 Topps Baseball Card Series 1 set that has... coins and stamps?! We will also touch on the anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Caj's corrections, opening a C3a sheet, and our expert topic is all about First Day Covers; where to get them, why they exist, and how to make your own!
Episode 20 - Storage Wars, Stamp Collecting, and Ameristamp 2015!
double length super blowout episode is dedicated to two big bits of philatelic
news. Besides our regular features, our friend Steve Patillo appeared on the
A&E program Storage Wars alongside Dave Hester! The second half, starting
at about the 40 minute mark, was recorded live at the AmeriStamp Expo 2015 in
Riverside, California and includes interviews with Michael Bloom of the Stamp
Buddy Service, Ethan Choo and Charles Epting of the Young Philatelic Leaders
Fellowship, Gregory Slaughter from the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and
Reflections, Liz Heisey of Women Exhibitors, and James Weigant of the Young
Philatelic Leaders Fellowship.
Episode 19 - Postmaster Provisionals and Stamp Collecting
This episode we will be talking about: Stamp News - the Jenny Inclusion in the upcoming Scott Catalog; #stampstories - Valentine and Stamps; Jenny Invert, right side up or upside down???; and for our expert topic, we are joined by postmaster provisional expert Stanley Pillar to gain some insight on the issue - this guy literally wrote the book on it!
Episode 18 - Early Hawaii Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Welcome to Stamp Show Here Today! This week we will be talking about: the loss of legendary collector Robert E. Zoellner; our experiences at SANDICAL 2015; #stampstories postsecret (this is really good); and our expert topic of the week is all about early Hawaiian stamps.
Episode 17 - Chad Snee of Linns and Scott Publishing Interview and Stamp Collecting
This week we are joined by Chad Snee, Editor of Linns Stamp News and Scott Publishing Co, our favorite stamp catalog. Our topics this week include: Stamp News - The Post Office gave away MORE right side up Jenny sheets?!?; Stamps and History - the new Coast Guard Forever stamp; Caj's Corrections; #stampstories - Complaints (really???) about pop culture in last year's stamp issues; Listener Comments - How to send us fan mail and snail mail; C3 or C3a?!; and our expert topic is an open discussion with Chad, who gives us a little personal info as well as a few hints at some shiny new changes to Scott Publishing!
Episode 16 Part 2 - ORCOEXPO 2015 Conclusion and Stamp Collecting
Welcome again to Stamp Show Here Today! In this double length conclusion episode, we will be talking again with Steve Patillo about the outcome of ORCOEXPO 2015. We talk about what we found, and some really juicy things that happened there. Other topics we will be discussing include: Updates - another upright Jenny sheet has been found, but under VERY suspicious circumstances; Opening another C3a sheet - Regular or Inverted???; and our expert topic is all about airmail stamps.
Episode 16 Part 1 - Stamp Collecting LIVE from ORCOEXPO 2015!!!
This episode was recorded live on the showroom floor at ORCOEXPO 2015 in Anaheim, California. In this first part, we talk to our good friend and guest Steve Patillo, who also happens to be the owner and coordinator of ORCOEXPO, one of the best shows on the West Coast. We are joined by dealers and auctioneers alike, including previous guest Wayne Youngblood of Regency Superior Auctions, dealer Stanley Pillar, and Bob Chisholm of Coast Philatelics. Stay tuned next week for Episode 16 Part 2, where we pick up in our studio for the conclusion of ORCOEXPO 2015. Keep collecting!
Our friend and stamp expert Steve Radell joins us this week on Stamp Show Here Today. This week we will be talking about: Stamp News - the Federal Duck Stamp rate increase; Stamp Collecting and History; Updates; Caj's Corrections; Forgotten Rarities - a 1970 cover worth $2300 sells for 5%; Festivus (thanks to Caj); and our expert topic is Blueish Paper.
Episode 14 - Cinderella Stamps and Stamp Collecting
Steve Patillo of Quality Stamp Shows joins us again for Episode 14 of Stamp Show Here Today. This week, we talk about: Stamp News - the new Wilt Chamberlain Forever Stamp; Updates; Stamp Collecting and History; Stamp Stories - letters to soldiers; and our expert topic: Cinderella stamps. Don't Forget ORCOEXPO next weekend!
Episode 13 - Star Wars, Stamp Shades, and Stamp Collecting
Steve Patillo, the originator of our sign and namesake as well as the
upcoming ORCOEXPO by Quality Stamp
Shows joins us today for: Stamp News – The Marilyn Monroe Auction; Stamps and
History – Frederick Douglass; Updates; Stamp Stories – Star Wars; The Expert
Topic - Color Varieties and the
Controversy They Generate; and our
NEW segment – Opening a C3a Sheet!!!
Episode 12 - Topical Collecting and Stamp Collecting
Episode 12 is here! This week's episode includes: Stamp News - Christmas and the new Holiday Forever Stamp; Stamps and History - The Philae Probe touchdown is commemorated on UK cancels; Updates from Caj; #Stampstories - penpals; and the topic is... Topical Collecting!!!
Episode 11 - APS, USPS, Zheng He and Stamp Collecting
Hey Folks! Welcome back to Stamp Show Here
Today. This week, we are bringing you our extra length Thanksgiving Episode!
Technically, the show starts somewhere around the 11:00 mark, but we couldn’t
cut the intro, it was just too good. Topics this week include: The Future of
the APS and their new division; Someone hacked the USPS?!?!?; Admiral Zheng He
– The REAL Columbus? #stampstories – Thanksgiving; Forgotten Rarities.
Stamp News - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; This Week in History - Railroads, Time Zones, and how they affected the mail; #stampstories - vote for your favorite Presidential stamp; Mounting Your Stamps - A history of hinges, stamp mounting, what NOT to do to your stamps, and how to better store and care for your collection.
Hey listeners, welxome to Stamp Show Here Today, Episode 9. This Week in History - The first United States Postal Carrier Uniforms; Updates; #stampstories Jerry Buss; Faults Part 1; don't miss our new segment at the end of this episode, Stamp Tip of the Week by Brian Metz of OC Stamps!
This double length episode is dedicated to SESCAL 2014. From the beginning to the 25 minute mark, it is our standard show, recounting stories and histories from SESCAL. After the 25 minute mark, this episode features interviews taken live from the SESCAL 2014 bourse showroom floor, from dealers to clubs and even the SESCAL Chairman, Carl Schaff II. Enjoy!
Guest speaker Brian Metz of ocstampstore.com joins us; This week in history October 16 1861 - the Confederacy sells stamps; Updates: #stampstories and #wwtt; and Reperforating - the where, the how, and the why. This episode is longer to cover the issue of reporforating, but is worth the listen!