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The pending retirement of House Oversight chairman Jason Chaffetz appears to signal the end to his efforts to enact postal reform in Congress.
After uncut press sheets without die cuts were abruptly pulled from sale by the U.S. Postal Service, press sheets with die cuts remained available.
Over the years, John Hotchner has gathered covers related to Ellis Island, and, though small in number, they help to tell the story. Four covers are pictured with this column.
Healey is well known to readers as Linn’s New York correspondent and for his coverage of the stamp auction scene, in particular his Auction Roundup columns in Linn’s monthly magazine.
Like with so many other things, the Internet has changed the way collectors buy stamps. Keep these differences in mind.
06/23/2017Elusive Great Britain Official perfins, ‘The Spirit of the Nation’ cinderella, faraway islands and their stamps: Inside Linn’s Stamp News Also in the July 10 issue, Stamps Down Under columnist introduces the vibrant stamps of Cocos Islands, and Wayne Youngblood reveals the fascinating history behind a Prohibition-era cinderella.
06/23/2017USPS discretionary semipostal plan inches ahead as bill threatens rule reversal So where does this leave the U.S. semipostal program? Six years have passed since the last new U.S. semipostal stamp was issued, and the Postal Service now appears to be taking a cautious approach to inaugurating the new discretionary semipostal program.
06/22/2017Same sheet, different issue: Try your luck at captioning this 24¢ Bicentennial stamp The challenge for this month’s cartoon caption contest is to put yourself in their rags, and to tell John Hotchner what you might be saying or thinking about the task at hand, the war effort, or the plight of the military grunt.
06/21/2017Lander Brothers Anchorage stamp a gem among Nigerian stamps The stamp features a circular hologram, is on thick white paper, and has the denomination in black. The ink of the orange “Nigeria” inscription does not fluoresce, and there is a “NIPOST 2010” copyright inscription in the left margin.