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Great Britain to raise rates
Great Britain’s Royal Mail has announced a rate increase to go into effect March 30. (Read more...)

Born March 2: Dr. Seuss Born March 2: Dr. Seuss
On March 2, 2004, the United States Postal Service issued a 37¢ stamp honoring one of the country's most famous authors, Theodor Seuss Geisel — known to children of all ages as Dr (Read more...)

Born March 1: Glenn Miller Born March 1: Glenn Miller
The career of Glenn Miller, born Alton Glenn Miller on March 1, 1904, was far too brief. The trombonist and bandleader earned his first gold record in 1942, but he disappeared without a trace while serving his country in 1944. (Read more...)

Born Feb. 28: Linus Pauling Born Feb. 28: Linus Pauling
The only person in history to be awarded two unshared Nobel prizes is Linus Carl Pauling, who was born Feb. 28, 1901, in Portland, Ore. (Read more...)

The world recognized Nimoy on stamps The world recognized Leonard Nimoy on stamps
Leonard Nimoy, the actor who achieved worldwide recognition as the science officer Spock on the original Star Trek television series, died Feb. 27 at age 83. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: A salute to happiness New Stamps of the World: A salute to happiness
San Marino is the second postal administration to commemorate the International Day of Happiness and the first to honor the 3-D printing revolution. (Read more...)

Regency-Superior auctiRegency-Superior auction to offer Louisiana Purchase postal history and moreon at St. Louis show  offers stamps, postal history, collections Regency-Superior auction to offer Louisiana Purchase postal history and more
The upcoming St. Louis Stamp Expo will present a two-day auction of stamps, covers and collections by Regency-Superior. (Read more...)

Looking for a challenge? Try collecting Great Americans on certificates of mailing Looking for a challenge? Try collecting Great Americans on certificates of mailing
In past columns, I’ve demonstrated how finding different usages of the same denomination of the 1981 to 1995 Great American series of definitive stamps is one interesting way to collect the series. (Read more...)

Peter Martin resigns; Albert Starkweather named ‘First Days’ editor
Albert W. Starkweather has been named editor of First Days, the journal of the American First Day Cover Society. (Read more...)

What attracted you to stamp collecting in the beginning?
There’s been a fair amount of complaining about (and proposed solutions for) the state of the United States stamp program in our pages of late. (Read more...)

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