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This year’s Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show in Edison, NJ, is lining up to be one of the event’s most exciting shows to date. With exhibits from across the country, you won’t want to miss out on this extraordinary event....

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:58:46 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

U.S. stamp collectors have another occasion to congregate and celebrate. On February 9, 2018, the United States Postal Service will be issuing their newest offset-printed stamp. Nondenominated, at 50 cents, the so-dubbed U.S. Flag Forever Stamp will feature the digital artistry of Kit Hinrichs, the Principal and Creative Director of Studio Hinrichs...

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Monday, February 12, 2018 4:53:32 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

Since our founding, SAFE® has always been connected to the global community—seeing that we retain the craftsmanship and ethos that set us apart all those years ago. Today, our customers know us by the unparalleled quality of our stamp and coin collecting supplies, as well as the famous SAFE® logo. 

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Friday, January 5, 2018 3:25:46 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

If someone you know is a numismatic or philatelic connoisseur, the holiday season can be an opportunity to surprise, delight, and please them with some new storage supplies. In fact, most collectors who have recently acquired some coins or stamps may be looking for ways to properly store, preserve, and mount their treasured beauties....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:25:42 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

Given our focus on coin collecting, and exceptionally-crafted coin cases, it should be no surprise that we actively anticipated the U.S. Mint’s second annual numismatic forum of 2017.

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Friday, November 3, 2017 1:24:07 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

Philatelists everywhere rejoice! On October 4, 2017, the U.S Postal Service held a ceremony at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Library, commemorating the creative works of Ezra Jack Keats...

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Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:45:26 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

The latest coin created under the America the Beautiful Quarters Program, the 2017 Ellis Island National Monument quarter dollar, sold out in just three days! On August 30, 2017, the 39th coin of this program was officially unveiled at a ceremony which was fittingly held on Ellis Island...

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 2:29:05 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

They say, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and that idiom has a particular meaning to Marina Noutsou. She lives in Athens with her husband and two sons, where her house is full of thousands of postcards from all around the world. When Marina looks at postcard holders, she is sent back to the time and place in which she got it. In all started in 1970, when her grandfather gave her a postcard picturing the small town of Ioannina where they lived.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1:57:57 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

Collecting stamps according to a specific topic is popular among philatelists. It isn’t quite as popular among numismatics...

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 3:06:00 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun
Those of you philatelists who were able to get your hands on the new Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp..Read More
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:06:43 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

For many long-time collectors, ordering coins by mail has been a tradition; but, sadly, this way of doing things.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:36:35 PM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

Maybe combing and searching with metal detectors pays off after all...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:35:23 PM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

While we proudly distribute our coin collecting supplies far and wide, our roots are set in Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia, which as we all know houses the U.S. Mint's primary facility. If you're a seasoned numismatist, you also know that Philadelphia pennies don't bear a mint mark -- until now, that is.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:31:22 PM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

With long distance rail travel about as necessary as drafting your letter on an Underwood typewriter these days, the railway mail service (a.k.a. RMS) is all but forgotten about by most modern people. But for many railway history aficionados, the RMS remains a significant part of the post office's past; one worth paying tribute to.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:27:25 PM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

Architecture of the American Post Office

Oftentimes we discuss interesting stamps themselves, but today is devoted to the buildings in which they’re bought, sold and slapped onto letters to be thrown down mailboxes. The post office building—an American icon with the most fascinating of histories. But why should we care?

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:25:24 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

Last month's political pendulum took an unexpectedly sharp right turn, and thus the economy has settled down in the forefront of many a shareholder's mind. With stock markets rising to historic heights, the effects of a business-centric president-elect are already showing.

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Friday, December 9, 2016 8:21:34 AM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

Here at SAFE® Collecting Supplies we cover ample news and history about American coinage, but there's a rich culture of currency extending beyond and before the good ol' U.S.A. With that said, let's delve into the world of international coin currency. Namely, we'll tell three fascinating international historical coin stories.

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Monday, November 7, 2016 4:58:00 PM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

Mark Twain once famously said, "the lack of money is the root of all evil." And speaking of money, the man is now etched onto a $5 gold coin of his own. Go figure.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:57:00 PM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

When it comes to the innumerable reliefs that have been wrought onto U.S. coins over the years, the canon of the images of American coinage owes much of its thanks to one man in particular: Augustus Saint-Gaudens. And in light of the recent release of the 2016 1 oz. American Gold Eagle Coin (the obverse of which was sculpted by Saint-Gaudens), we thought it would be appropriate to delve into a brief history of his life and works—namely in regard to his coin reliefs.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:55:00 PM America/New_York By Kurt Braun

The Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG) made an announcement late last month warning coin collectors about a noteworthy spike in counterfeits currently circulating through the market.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016 4:53:00 PM America/New_York By Kurt Braun