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Breaking Stamp News

‘American Philatelist’ Editor Barbara Boal to retire Dec. 31
Barbara Boal, the longtime editor of the American Philatelic Society’s monthly magazine, American Philatelist will retire Dec. 31. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

New Purple Heart stamp variety in October New Purple Heart stamp variety in October
A new variety of the United States Purple Heart forever stamp will be issued in October. The stamp will have a 2014 year date inscription. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Rhodesia in recent Spink auction of Baron Vestey collection Rhodesia in recent Spink auction of Baron Vestey collection
In London, Spink held a number of sales over the summer featuring stamps of Great Britain and its onetime empire, including some unusual rarities. (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Souvenir sheets from Grenada mark ASDA 100th anniversary Souvenir sheets from Grenada mark ASDA 100th anniversary
The Caribbean island nation of Grenada will issue two souvenir sheets Oct. 24 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American Stamp Dealers Association. (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: USPS denial of FOIA request overturned USPS denial of FOIA request overturned; Linn’s given initial $2 Jenny sales figures
Sometimes persistence does pay off. (Read more...)