Newsletter May 27 - 2016

May 2016

Dear Member,

In this newsletter, we are focusing on the philatelic event of the year, which kicks off tomorrow - The 2016 New York World Stamp Show. We have some general information about the event, along with some current issues that were made in celebration of the event in New York.

We also have our own celebration to make, as we reached an important milestone this week. We now have more than 1 million items for sale in our worldwide catalogue. We are thrilled about this, and can't wait to reach the next million!

Enjoy reading.


New York World Stamp Show 2016

It is almost time for the 2016 New York World Stamp Show. The show opens its doors tomorrow at 10.30am, and the show ends at 3pm on June 4th. This gives you 8 days to experience everything the show has to offer, and if you have even the slightest interest in philately, you will not be disappointed. The show is expected to attract roughly 250,000 visitors over event.

More than 150 philatelic dealers will be present, and they will be both buying and selling stamps, covers, collections, and almost everything else related to philately. On top of that, more than 50 postal services and postage issuing entities from around the world will be attending. Many of them are issuing special issues specifically for this event, and it will be possible to purchase their latest issues at the show. If you want to know exactly who will be there, you can check out the show directory here.

Some of the finest, rarest, and most expensive stamps, will be on display at the show, courtesy of museums and private collectors from all across the globe. Some of the items on display are valued at several million US dollars, and for many collectors, this is a very rare chance to get so close to these rarities. The list of rarities at display, can be found here.

More than 100 different philatelic organizations will be present throughout the week, where they will be hosting meetings and seminars, as well as having a society table, where they can be contacted. These organizations combined cover almost all corners of philately. They really know what they are talking about, and they are more than happy to share their knowledge with anyone, who shows an interest.

We, at Stampworld, are always interested in getting to know philatelists and collectors even better. That is why we will have representatives present at the event. We are always happy to talk with anyone, and you can catch us at the show, contact us through our Facebook page, or as always at

Need new accessories for your collection? Nordfrim has got you covered

Nordfrim is one of the worlds leading distributors of philatelic accessories, and over many years of service, they have developed a strong network, allowing them to ship orders to all corners of the world.

Nordfrim always carry more than 13,000 articles in their stock, and they are constantly updating this, to ensure that they have exactly what their customers are looking for. Apart from being exceptionally strong in the field of philately, they also have a large coin and numismatic section. Whatever you need for your collection, Nordfrim is a great place to start. You can visit their website here.

We have highlighted two of their best selling items here:

GRANDE classic ring binder incl. slipcase - EUR 15 - save Eur 11!

Bound leatherette cover, 4 D-ring mechanism. Holds up to 60 sheets. This ring binder can hold all standard A4 clear plastic wallets, as well as official GRANDE and ENCAP sheets.

Stockbook - 32 black pages - Leuchtturm - EUR 12 - save EUR 4

Format 23 x 31 cm. 32 pages, from Leuchtturm. These quality stockbooks have black pages and transparent strips. Shipped in assorted colors.

Nordfrim offers a wide range of other products, so make sure that you check out their online store.

Current and Upcoming Stamp Issues

Palau: New York City - Iconic Sites:

In celebration of the 2016 New York Stamp Show, a range of different countries have issued stamps related to New York City, or the Stamp Show directly. On the 18th of May, Palau issued a souvenir sheet of New York, where the city is displayed in the background. The four stamps on the sheet are different iconic sites in the city. The Statue of Liberty is the pictured in one of the stamps. This is one of the most iconic sites in New York, and it is also a key figure in the New York Stamp Show logo, which is also included in all four stamps. The last three stamps depict Central Park, Grand Central Station, and the Manhattan Bridge, respectively. You can find the stamps in our catalogue.

Central African Republic: Famous New Yorkers

The Central African Republic also issued celebratory stamps for the NY World Stamp Show. They chose to feature five famous New Yorkers on four stamps, as a salute to the city. The five New Yorkers featured are, in order of appearance; Michael Jordan, Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen, Stan Lee, and Sylvester Stallone. The stamps all feature the logo of the NY World Stamp Show, and shows the characters in situations they are famous for. The stamps are part of a larger issue, all focusing on Famous New Yorkers. The issues can be found at Stamperija.

What is new at Stampworld?

As mentioned in the previous newsletter, we recently introduced a new feature on the front page of Stampworld - the "Stampworld Activity" tracker. We are experiencing a strong growth, and we wanted to let you know exactly how we are doing. This week we passed an important milestone at Stampworld, as we reached more than 1,000,000 Stamps for sale! With more than 135,000 members, things are moving in the right direction.

We will be making updates to the content of the newsletter in the future, as we will begin to include guides on how to use a range of the great functions, which are available at Stampworld.

We will also be making upgrades to the "Buy Stamps" section of Stampworld, in order to improve the experience for the buyers and making the purchase process much smoother. If you would like to sell your own stamps at Stampworld, you can easily do so. All you have to do is upgrade your account to a sellers account, and you are good to go! Sellers subscriptions start at $39,95.

If you are not sure whether selling on Stampworld is for you, you can try it out at a small scale. You can do this by upgrading to a VIP subscription. The VIP account allows you to put a limited number of stamps for sale, but that is not the only benefit. The VIP account also allows you to use Stampworld without having to see advertisements, along with a range of other benefits.

By upgrading your account, you are also supporting the future development of Stampworld, as the development and maintenance of the site is a very large task. You can see more about upgrading your account here.

These are just a few of the changes that we will be making in the future, and we are excited to share all of the updates with you.

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