US Stamps

08/30/2016

Born Aug. 30: Ted Williams

By Michael Baadke

The last major league baseball player to hit over .400 in a full season, Ted Williams was a perennial All-Star and a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

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US Stamps

08/30/2016

Born Aug. 30: Ted Williams

The last major league baseball player to hit over .400 in a full season, Ted Williams was a perennial All-Star and a Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

World Stamps

08/29/2016

Hitting the road with new stamps of Ireland, Romania and Portugal

Four Irish stamps highlight some of the activities found along the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest defined coastal touring route in the world.

Postal Updates

08/29/2016

U.S. Postal Service funding children’s TV drama ‘The Inspectors’

Since 2014, the United States Postal Service has been funding The Inspectors, a children’s TV show based on actual cases handled by U.S. postal inspectors.

World Stamps

08/29/2016

New specialized catalog details obscure collecting area

During the past few years, a number of specialty catalogs have been published for some outside-the-norm collecting areas.

US Stamps

08/29/2016

Born Aug. 29: Ingrid Bergman

Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman starred in a series of important films, including Casablanca, Anastasia, and Notorious.

US Stamps

08/28/2016

Revisiting customs and delivery fees with new examples: Modern U.S. Mail

Examples of customs clearance and delivery fees and custom duties on parcel items after mid-1950 are very uncommon.

World Stamps

08/28/2016

Samoa’s 1921 Hut and Flag stamps offer perforation and paper varieties

Collecting the Hut and Flag stamps starts off being interesting and quite inexpensive, but complications arise the deeper you delve into them.

US Stamps

08/28/2016

‘The Million Dollar Duck’ documentary premieres Sept. 14 on Animal Planet

An award-winning documentary about the annual federal duck stamp art contest will be shown on the Animal Planet cable television network Sept. 14.

US Stamps

08/27/2016

Year date mistake on Henry James first-day cover available from USPS

Mistakes in the cancels of first-day covers are unusual but not unheard of, and a new one has surfaced on FDCs for the United States nondenominated (89¢) Henry James 3-ounce rate stamp issued July 31.

Auctions

08/27/2016

Classic U.S. stamps highlight Siegel’s upcoming sales of Alan and Inman collections

Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries of New York City has scheduled two consecutive sales of United States stamps in mid-September.

US Stamps

08/27/2016

A back-of-the-book U.S. stamp to look out for: Stamp Market Tips

They might lack the glamour of airmails or special delivery stamps, but postage dues are an integral part of any general U.S. collection.

US Stamps

08/27/2016

Put yourself in the U.S. Capitol for September’s cartoon caption contest

What might a U.S. Senator or Representative be thinking or saying to their colleagues about the current election?

US Stamps

08/27/2016

Born Aug. 27: Lyndon B. Johnson

Thrust into the presidency when John F. Kennedy died, Lyndon B. Johnson initiated his Great Society programs and signed Medicare into law.

Postal Updates

08/26/2016

Defenders Day postmark recalls event that inspired a national anthem: Postmark Pursuit

The sight of the American flag flying over Fort McHenry after the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key's famed poem.