US Stamps

08/25/2016

New issue dates for two U.S. holiday stamps

By Michael Baadke

New U.S. stamps marking the Kwanzaa and Christmas holidays will be issued with ceremonies in Charleston, S.C., and Washington, D.C., respectively.

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US Stamps

08/25/2016

New issue dates for two U.S. holiday stamps

New U.S. stamps marking the Kwanzaa and Christmas holidays will be issued with ceremonies in Charleston, S.C., and Washington, D.C., respectively.

World Stamps

08/25/2016

Austria’s dirndl silhouette dress and the world of embroidered stamps

Wayne Chen explores some of the beautiful embroidered stamps from around the world. Switzerland issued the world's first embroidered stamp in 2000.

US Stamps

08/25/2016

Hotchner says Service Women FDC ‘one of the most spectacular I’ve ever seen’: U.S. Stamp Notes

John Hotchner says it's “one of the most spectacular first-day covers for the 1952 3¢ Service Women stamp that I’ve ever seen.”

US Stamps

08/25/2016

Born Aug. 25: Bret Harte

After experiencing life on the Western frontier first-hand, American author Bret Harte turned his experiences into a series of popular short stories.

World Stamps

08/24/2016

Austria Post has issued stamp made of glass

The stamp is a great example of how Austria Post is a pioneer when it comes to innovative stamp material and printing methods.

US Stamps

08/23/2016

Stamp honoring Hindu festival of Diwali to be issued Oct. 5 in New York City

The United States Postal Service will issue a forever stamp Oct. 5 in honor of the Hindu festival of Diwali.

US Stamps

08/23/2016

Born Aug. 23: Edgar Lee Masters

Poet Edgar Lee Masters authored Spoon River Anthology, based in part on memories and names from his life growing up in rural Illinois.

Postal Updates

08/22/2016

U.S. Army’s Buffalo Soldiers honored on new postmark: Postmark Pursuit

Buffalo Soldiers were the men who served in post-Civil War U.S. Army regiments made up of African-American troops.

US Stamps

08/22/2016

Born Aug. 22: Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder's large stabiles are displayed in public areas in several U.S. cities, including Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Grand Rapids, Mich.

World Stamps

08/21/2016

World Heritage sites on United Nations-Czech Republic joint issue

As part of its long-running World Heritage series, the United Nations Postal Administration is participating in a joint-issue with the Czech Republic’s Ceska Posta. The stamps depict sites in the Czech Republic that have been inscribed on the World Heritage list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, known as UNESCO.

World Stamps

08/21/2016

‘Downton Abbey’ setting included in new Royal Mail issue honoring landscape designer Capability Brown

One of the stamps in Great Britain’s new Landscape series is inscribed “Highclere Castle,” but you might know it by another name.

US Stamps

08/21/2016

Born Aug. 21: Count Basie

Described as the most enduring of all the Big Band leaders, the innovative Count Basie and his orchestra enjoyed decades of success worldwide.

World Stamps

08/20/2016

The sights of Copenhagen you might already have seen on Denmark stamps

Wayne Chen hit all of Copenhagen's notable spots, but the highlight of his visit was the philatelic experience.

Postal Updates

08/20/2016

Flooding shuts down Louisiana post offices

Several post offices in Louisiana have been forced to move operations to different facilities because of flooding that has ravaged the state.