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Artist’s king eider duck wins junior duck stamp contest 16-year-old artist’s king eider duck wins junior duck stamp contest
Sixteen-year-old artist Si Youn Kim of New Jersey won the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2014-15 federal junior duck stamp contest. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

United States stamps celebrate mothers and Mother’s Day United States stamps celebrate mothers and Mother’s Day
Efforts to establish a special holiday to honor mothers in the United States were finally successful 100 years ago, when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Stamp Market Tips: People’s Republic of China China airmail set from 1957-58
People’s Republic of China — The People’s Republic of China hasn’t issued many airmail stamps: just one set of five (Scott C1-C5) on May 1, 1951, and another set of four (C6-C9) in 1957-58. (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Asia Philately: Ryukyu Islands stationery Special markings created Ryukyus provisional postal stationery
The United States administered Ryukyu Islands from the end of World War II until 1972. (Read more...)

Postal News

Washington Postal Scene: Manabe speech raises interest Manabe speech raises interest
The woman who supervises the stamp program at the United States Postal Service is once again raising eyebrows. (Read more...)

Editorial Insights

Market trends reflected in catalog values; classic stamps up, most modern down
Vol. 1 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue has been available for purchase for about a month, and I am happy to report that sales have been brisk. (Read more...)