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Breaking Stamp News

Press sheet planned for $2 Circus souvenir sheet Press sheet planned for $2 Circus souvenir sheet
A press sheet will be issued Dec. 10 for the upcoming United States $2 Circus souvenir sheet. Pre-orders for the press sheet will start Nov. 10, with the item number to be announced closer to that date. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

U.S. Stamp Notes: Censored cover sent to Churchill Censored cover sent to Winston Churchill
One does not expect to see the name of an immortal such as Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) as the addressee on a common piece of mail, so I was surprised to see the cover shown here courtesy of an American dealer in United States postal history, based in England. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Robert E. Lee signature franked cover at auction Robert E. Lee signature franked cover in Regency-Superior auction at Chicagopex
Regency-Superior of St. Louis is the official auctioneer for the Chicagopex 2014 stamp show taking place Nov. 21-23 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Ill. (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Classic Stamps of the World: 1921 Bulgarian stamp set Curious 1921 Bulgarian stamp set worth acquiring for its story
Why did Bulgaria honor an Irish-born correspondent for a British newspaper with not just one but nine stamps (Scott 171-79) on Dec. 31, 1921? (Read more...)

Postal News

Wisconsin town honors living Medal of Honor recipient Wisconsin town honors living Medal of Honor recipient
Einar H. Ingman Jr., a Korean War Medal of Honor recipient, was honored Oct. 6 in Tomahawk, Wis. (Read more...)

Editorial Insights

Let’s not throw traditional stamps into the CSAC dumpster Let’s not throw traditional stamps into the CSAC dumpster
I am yesterday’s lunch in the world of creating United States postage stamps, but I still care deeply about their subjects and how they portray America. (Read more...)