Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Nelson's success reasserted Britain's unparallelled dominance of the seas, foiled Napoleon's plan to invade Britain, and established his own place as Britain's most revered naval hero. Mortally wounded by a musket ball in the heat of battle, Nelson died aboard his flagship the HMS Victory in the final hours of the battle.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Do not adjust your set! The featured 6-stamp sheetlet depicts favorite scenes from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Click the post title for more information and to order. Whenever you're in need of a bit of silliness, visit the County Stamp Center website. Check out our Strange & Unusual category for stamps guaranteed to bring a smile. At County Stamp Center you'll find something for every taste and interest. Come to us for all your philatelic needs.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
"Early to bed and early to rise,
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Maybe you were on vacation trekking through the mountains of Vermont or became lost in the wilds of Las Vegas. Perhaps your computer contracted a fatal virus or you were the victim of some horrendous natural disaster and had to forage without electricity for weeks. Or maybe you just couldn't get your kids off MySpace or that hot new game site. Whatever the reason, it's possible you weren't able to check the County Stamp Center website at some point last year and missed finding the perfect stamp for your collection.
Don't worry! We're here to help. County Stamp Center has collected the hottest selling and most sought-after stamps of 2006 into a special category on our website: 2006 Best Sellers. It's easy to access. Just go to the County Stamp Center website and click on 2006 Best Sellers in either the Shop by Category or Stamp Search drop-down box -- or you can just click the link or post title. All the great stamps you may have missed in 2006 are there waiting for you.
- Fabulously detailed paintings commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
- Fascinating souvenir sheets celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Europa issue.
- The unique sheetlet on ancient sun measurements pictured, depicting a breathtaking solar eclipse. (Click the link to order.)
- A wonderful antique cars prestige booklet with great pictures of Fords, Fiats and more.
- Colorful nature stamps featuring everything from exotic birds to cute kittens.
- Stunning mural stamps of underwater coral gardens.
- Silly cartoon illustrations featuring Bugs Bunny and his friends.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
The next generation of Hollywood legends swept across the stage last night at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood's first big awards party of the year, the Globes are selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and herald the run up to the Oscars.
Why do the denizens of Hollywood fascinate us so? Is it that through them we strive to better understand and experience life? In accepting the best drama award for Babel, producer/ director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu perhaps had the answer, "The power of cinema is unique, and at the end, emotion doesn't need translation. That's the beauty of it."
Saturday, January 13, 2007
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Today is the birthday of that powerful and gifted wizard, Severus Snape. Both despised and adored by readers of the popular Harry Potter series, Snape is the villainous Hogwarts professor who teaches and dabbles in the Dark Arts. Is he evil or good? A traitor or double agent? We won't know until the next installment from author J.K. Rowling hits the shelves.
Hints about the seventh and, sad to say, last Harry Potter novel are beginning to trickle out. Excitement is already mounting and the book isn't even finished! It's a bit early to see a pint-sized line curling around the bookstore, but speculation is running rampant among my nieces and nephews -- and their parents. Harry's magical appeal isn't limited to small fry! It's a good thing the films lag behind the books by a year or two so we're guaranteed several more years of wizardly derring-do from the denizens at Hogwarts.
If there's a Harry Potter fan in your family, County Stamp Center has the perfect way to wait out those dreary days until the next film hits the theaters in July. ("That's forever away," laments my niece.) County Stamp Center's collections are a great way to introduce the magic of stamp collecting to the young Muggles in your family. Our Harry Potter worldwide collection features 26 stamps depicting illustrations and scenes from the movies Prisoner of Azkaban, Chamber of Secrets and the Sorcerer's Stone. All the major characters are featured, along with the most famous scenes from each movie and special illustrations. All stamps are mounted in a new Lindner 16-page (8 double-sided pages) stock book. The retail value of this collection is over $45, but you can get it at County Stamp Center, already mounted in a premium stock book, for only $25. Click the post title to order.
County Stamp Center offers many great stamp collections from Disney to Salvador Dali to the Penny Black 150th Anniversary. We have both historic and modern collections from various countries including Iran, Israel, Turkey, Japan, Yugoslavia and Brazil. We also offer comprehensive collections expertly mounted on Lindner pages at an incredible savings over the Scott catalog price. Visit our website and in our stamp search feature click on collections or collections on Lindner pages to take a look at these wonderful offerings. Come to County Stamp Center for all your philatelic needs.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007