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Stamp News Publishing 125th Anniversary!

We have a great past, and we will be bringing that to you throughout 2016, and in the years ahead.

Share Your Predictions!

We are looking forward to the next 125 Years at Stamp News Publishingand wondering what you think will be happening in the hobby in the year 2141?

and how much will the One Cent Magenta British Guiana sell for 125 years from now in the year 2141? It sold most recently, in 2014, for $9.2 million.

Share Your Predictions and reasoning, or lack thereof and we will post a sampling here. Email John Dunn at: jd@stampnewsnow.com

Dr. Thebussen

Senor Don Mariano Pardo Figueroa, though distinguished by his efforts to increase the postal facilities of his country, for which he has been rewarded, is better known to philatelists for his numerous statistical comments concerning the postal cards of Spain, which authorized in 1871 were not forthcoming until the end of 1873. Under his nom de plume he had made and used cards of his own. They were white cards of the . . .

Continue reading "Dr. Thebussen . . .and more from the historic Mekeel's Weekly" [PDF Document]


Here's how we started, on January 7, 1891—

• With the wrong date in the masthead—they forgot to change the year date to 1891!

• With their mission statement introduction

PROSPECTUS - In coming before the stamp collectors of the United States we have no apology to make. We shall occupy a field that is not or never has been filled—that of a regular weekly stamp news paper. We have only to say that our existence is by no means experimental, and that this paper will continue to be mailed from St. Louis every Wednesday in the year 1891. . . .

• And with a battle for control over another stamp periodical

A FIGHT FOR CONTROL - The fight over the Metropolitan Philatelist seems to be the most important thing here. At a special meeting of the Staten Island Society, held last evening, they sold their share to J. W. Scott for $35.00 as far as they could without the consent of the other societies. Scott now claims to own the whole paper. On the other hand the Board of Managers claim that the paper cannot be sold except by . . .

Click here to Continue Reading excerpts from the first Mekeel's Weekly.

What would a 125th Anniversary Celebration be without a 125th Anniversary Sale?

Let's start with 20% off any and all subscriptions to:
—Mekeel's & STAMPS Magazine - print $37.20 or online $15.60
—U.S. Stamp News - print $25.20 or online $13.20
—The Best of Stamp News Online - online only $7.80
(20% off - offer on all 3 magazines print or online good for 1 year)

To sample any or all three publications . . .
Click for the Stamp News Publishing order form and take 20% off the subscription rates you see there.
(20% off rates listed above for your convenience). DEADLINE January 31, 2016

This is just the beginning of our next 125 Years

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