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APS Experts certify rare, historic first day cover and related stamps

The American Philatelic Expertizing Service  recently received a piece of parcel wrapping paper containing a US Scott No. Q5, the first 5¢ Parcel Post stamp. It appeared to be used on the first day of Parcel Post service on January 1, 1913.

Thanks! APS exceeds its Giving Tuesday goal

On Giving Tuesday, APS members and friends helped the organization exceed its goal. Your support of the StampsTeach had double the impact thanks to the generosity of our matching donors, Michael Bloom and Jack Dykhouse. Meet our donors and learn how your donations can bring the love of stamp collecting to K-12 students.

Did You Catch Those Stamps In The Latest Season Of “The Crown”?

A recent scene in the Netflix series “The Crown” caught our attention. Anyone who collects Great Britain stamps would know why we got so excited looking at the opening for season three of this show! It’s not every day you see something so historic related to stamps on television.

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About the APS - With members in more than 110 countries, the APS is the largest, non-profit organization for stamp collectors in the world. Founded in 1886, the APS serves collectors, educators, postal historians and the general public by providing a wide variety of programs and services. Our members enjoy access to the one of the world's largest philatelic libraries, a monthly award-winning magazine and safe avenues for buying and selling philatelic materials.

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Hartford, Connecticut | August 20-23, 2020