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Breaking Stamp News

Three new United States holiday stamp issues planned
The United States Postal Service plans to offer three new holiday stamp issues this fall, most likely in October or November. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

ArtCraft anniversary, early use auction at Americover ArtCraft anniversary, early use auction at August Americover show
The Washington Press has been a major supporter of the American First Day Cover Society since the founding of the AFDCS in 1955. Washington Press produces ArtCraft Cachets, a staple of FDC collecting. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Stamp Market Tips: Burkina Faso Tribal Masks set Burkina Faso Tribal Masks set
Burkina Faso — This landlocked West African nation was formerly the French colony of Upper Volta, so named because it encompasses the headwaters and upper drainage area of the Volta River. I (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Classic Stamps of the World: Belgium Belgium’s second commemoratives came from art contest
Peru’s 5-centimo Locomotive and Arms stamp of 1871 (Scott 19) generally is considered to be the world’s first commemorative stamp, followed by a long gap until 1888-89, when New South Wales issued a series of six commemorative designs (77-82). (Read more...)

Postal News

Museum offers app to unlock content, videos
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is inviting its visitors to navigate through an alternate reality. (Read more...)

Editorial Insights

EBay ends stamp oversight program; Linn’s digital delivery two days earlier
Linn’s reported last week that eBay, the giant online commerce site, decided to shutter its popular oversight programs that helped identify and remove problematic stamp listings. (Read more...)