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Breaking Stamp News

Stamp and cover theft in Houston
The American Stamp Dealers Association has reported the July 22 theft of stamps and covers from a Houston, Texas, home. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

U.S. Stamp Notes: 1930s mail theft in Texas Messy envelope recovered from 1930s mail theft in Texas
Who would bother with a wretched and obviously dirty and damaged cover like the one shown here in Figure 1? Well, my friend Stephen Taylor, an American stamp dealer who lives in England, marked it as one I would want because of the letter that goes with it. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Cover in Rasdale auction damaged by failed Unabomber plot Cover in Aug. 23 Rasdale auction damaged by failed Unabomber plot
A scorched but otherwise plain business envelope damaged by an early failed plot by Theodore Kaczynski — the infamous American mail bomber known as the Unabomber — will be offered at public auction Aug. 2 (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Stamps Down Under: Australia’s airmail stamps Cracking the complexities of Australia’s airmail stamps
Collecting airmail stamps used to be an extraordinarily popular specialty, and it is still enjoyed by many collectors. F (Read more...)

Postal News

Inspector general probes District of Columbia late mail Inspector general probes District of Columbia late mail
Is your mail arriving late in the day? (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...)