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Breaking Stamp News

Batman celebrated with eight new U.S. stamps in pane of 20 Batman celebrated with eight new U.S. stamps in pane of 20
Crime fighting comic book super hero Batman is the subject of a new eight-stamp set from the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Five new U.S. stamped envelopes packaged in three sets of 10 Five new U.S. stamped envelopes packaged in three sets of 10
The United States Postal Service is offering five new stamped envelopes with wintry stamp designs. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Classic U.S. inverts in Oct 18-19 Regency-Superior auction U.S. inverts, postal history in Regency-Superior Sescal auction
The Oct. 18-19 Regency-Superior auction at the Sescal stamp show offers nearly 2,300 lots of philatelic material. (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Italy’s 1903 issue formalized payment for urgent mail Italy’s issue of 1903 formalized payment for urgent mail service
A local coffee shop here in central Pennsylvania has a large framed image of the Italian 1903 25-centesimo stamp (Scott E1) as a wall decoration, in the apparent belief that the special delivery stamp was an advertisement for espresso coffee. (Read more...)

Postal News

Promotions for Rudolph stamps: postmarks, vended postage Promotions for Rudolph stamps: postmarks, vended postage
When the United States Postal Service issues its four Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps in November, it will also promote the new issue with postmarks and computer-vended postage labels employing the Rudolph theme. (Read more...)

Editorial Insights

2015 Scott Classic specialized catalog: 30,000 value changes, many new listings
The Scott catalog editors are just days away from finishing the final online proofing and sending the pages of the 2015 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 to the printer. (Read more...)