The August issue of The American Philatelist is online for APS members to view. Here are some of the highlights:
EFOs That are Best When the Lights are Off by Wayne Youngblood. Errors, freaks, and oddities are interesting enough, but things look especially freaky when you visit the somewhat hidden world of tagging miscues.
Philatelic Movie Props by Thomas Richards. From the 1930s, when real stamps could not be shown on the screen, to the creativity of Clint Eastwood, fake philately in movies can often be barely distinguished from the real thing.
Mail From the Pope’s Army by Thomas Pratuch. Exploring military mail from the 18th-century Papal States involves an exploration of complex army organizations and movements, not to mention deciphering old nonstandard Italian abbreviations.
The Lion, the Sun, and a Crown by Joseph Iredale. The sun, lion, and crown were used to imply sovereignty on the early stamps of Iran. There were no formal obliterators when the first stamps were issued in 1870.
APS Will Welcome the World by APS Staff. We have an early look at a special U.N. show scheduled for this fall at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.
Senegal by Bob Lamb. A look at the philately of Senegal in West Africa, once a French colony, includes a visit with the short-lived Federation of Mali.