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Breaking Stamp News

Extra-tall stamps for Wilt Chamberlain unveiled Extra-tall stamps for Wilt Chamberlain unveiled
The designs for the 7-foot 1-inch NBA basketball star Wilt Chamberlain commemorative forever stamps to be issued Dec. 5 were unveiled in early October by the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

2014-dated Purple Heart stamp Oct. 11 2014-dated Purple Heart stamp Oct. 11
The United States Postal Service will issue a new variety of the Purple Heart forever stamp Oct. 11 in Dover, Del. The stamp will have a 2014 year date inscription. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

French Equatorial Africa airmail Stamp Market Tips: French Equatorial Africa airmail
French Equatorial Africa —French colonies are very popular among collectors. From the 1920s on, most French colonies stamps have appealing production values. Many are colorful with striking designs and exotic subjects. (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Great Britain Philately: Machin stamps overprinted Machin stamps were overprinted for different purposes
Collectors of British stamps occasionally encounter Machin definitives that bear overprints. (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...)