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Wilt Chamberlain stamp ceremony Dec. 5
The two United States Wilt Chamberlain commemorative forever stamps will be issued Dec. 5 in Philadelphia, Pa. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Jennifer Miller wins 2014 duck stamp art contest Jennifer Miller wins 2014 duck stamp art contest
Jennifer Miller of Olean, N.Y., won the 2014 federal duck stamp art contest held Sept. 20-21 at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Stamp Market Tips: SCADTA stamps on cover popular SCADTA stamps on cover popular
United States — Colombia SCADTA Consular Overprints — Quoting the 2014 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940: “The Sociedad Colombo-Alemana de Transportes Aereos (SCADTA) was established in Colombia in December 1919 by a group of Colombian and German businessmen, with the aim of organizing efficient and reliable airline service within Colombia.&r (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

New Stamps of the World: Fall of the Berlin Wall Stamps mark the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall
A stamp and souvenir sheet from Vatican City commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (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

Editor’s Insights: The Philatelic Book of Secrets 'The Philatelic Book of Secrets' can help a collector more easily spot altered stamps
Regular readers of John Hotchner’s U.S. Stamp Notes column know that the column for the fourth week each month is devoted to explaining the world of expertizing. (Read more...)