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Philately Report: Stamp Highlights for May 2017 (Giveaway!)

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So, I've decided to let you in on a bit of my private world by sharing how much I love stamp collecting! It's not a cheap hobby, and since we are a family of eight on a budget, I have decided to only buy the most intriguing first day covers. I also use sheets of fun stamps for our personal and business mailings, and that makes it feel special to me!

So, this month, I ordered a few first day covers from USPS.com, as well as a sheet of the new Nebraska statehood commemorative stamps for my own mailing use.

Aren't they beautiful?

This month's philately report includes the JFK, Barn Swallow, and Nebraska first-day covers. We also have a giveaway!

I also picked up three very beautiful first-day covers: JFK, Barn Swallow, and the Nebraska stamp again.

This month's philately report includes the JFK, Barn Swallow, and Nebraska first-day covers. We also have a giveaway!

(If you do not know the barn swallow personally, you might not understand why this was such a great find. They are an amazing bird and they have so much personality. If you can get over having them build nests in the most unconventional places, you might be able to see their little baby birds each spring. You can certainly hear them!)

These are just a few of the neat finds the USPS has for sale right now. Even if you don't consider yourself to be a philatelist (stamp collector.)

Wanna Win? We are giving one lucky U.S. reader a grab bag of stamp goodies! We'll throw in a few neat first-day covers and a surprise sheet of new forever stamps of our choice. Who knows what you'll get! You have until May 12th at 11:59 pm EST to get your entries in.




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30 comments

  1. That barn swallow is beautiful! When i was a kid I use to collect stamps. Wish is was something I kept up with. I like the nature stamps.

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  2. We would like to collect the stamps that celebrate important people.

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  3. Those are so pretty! I hadn't seen these yet!

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  4. I like to collect the animal stamps!
    Thanks, Cindi

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  5. I like movie theme stamps.

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  6. I collect all stamps but my favorites in my collection are stamps that are misprints or errors or even inverted. I like finding ones with mistakes.

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  7. I like stamps that have cartoon characters on them. The Peanuts stamps from this past winter were fun.

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  8. I'm not a stamp collector but I do love whimsical stamps. Makes bill paying a little more friendly.

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  9. I love stamps with animals on them!

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  10. I always get the charlie Brown stamps every Christmas!

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  11. I like pop culture and oceanic stamps.

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  12. As a child I collected world stamps. Looking at these reminded me of how much I enjoyed collecting, especially U.S. Commeratives.

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  13. I make a lot of cards and my Happy Birthday stamps sure come in handy! :)

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  14. I like the National Park stamps.

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  15. I like animals, holiday, cartoon, Flowers

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  16. I like collecting famous people stamps, and ones with animals on it.

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  17. I like ones with James Dean or Marilyn Monroe on the front

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  18. I am such a sucker for the Peanuts stamps!

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  19. I like any stamps honoring cartoon characters to include Muppets of course.

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  20. My favorite types or design of stamps to use or collect is rescue and adopt and pet or animal type stamps.

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  21. I like to collect stamps with famous people on them or any animals.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  22. I collect US and worldwide stamps.

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  23. I love all the cute designs! My latest favorite was the ice cream, sundaes and root beer float set

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  24. I sure like the forever stamps!

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  25. Years ago there was a forever stamp for breast cancer. It was a rainbow. I loved the design and wish I bought more. I do have two left and can not part with them.

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  26. I like any kind of animal stamps.

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