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Philatelic clerk reassigned; window remains open Philatelic clerk reassigned; window remains open
Philatelic clerk Marty Hatton, who has worked in the Minneapolis philatelic office called the Stamp Shoppe, is moving to a different department in the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Belgium issues a world record stamp Belgium issues a world-record stamp
Belgium’s International Women’s Day stamp issued March 8 has achieved a Guinness world record for the most words on a stamp. (Read more...)

Spider-Man vended postage unveiled; April 1 release date Spider-Man vended postage unveiled; April 1 release date
The design for a computer-vended postage label featuring Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man was recently unveiled. It will be available at selected larger United States post offices starting April 1. (Read more...)

USPS consolidates stamp distribution operations
Criticized for a poor stamp distribution system that is failing to get new stamps into many post offices as they are issued, the United States Postal Service is making major changes to the system. (Read more...)

Earth Day first-day ceremony for new global forever stamp Earth Day first-day ceremony for new global forever stamp
The round United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp will be issued on Earth Day, April 22, in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Canada adds to its Baby Wildlife definitive series Canada adds five new stamps, sheet to its Baby Wildlife definitive series
Canada Post is continuing its Baby Wildlife definitive series with five new stamps March 31. The stamps fulfill new postage rates in effect that day. (Read more...)

Dollar Signs Stamps: BEP Centennial souvenir sheet BEP Centennial souvenir sheet used for registered mail
The United States Postal Service issued a souvenir sheet in 1994 to mark 100 years of U.S. stamp production by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott 2875). (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: The 1923 2¢ Harding issue U.S. Stamp Notes: Hoping to hit the jackpot with the 1923 2¢ Harding issue
I’ve just reviewed 8,700 examples of the 1923 flat-plate printed 2¢ black Warren G. Harding stamp, perforated gauge 11 (Scott 610). I was looking, without success, for the scarcer rotary-press printed variety (613). (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Romania honors dispute resolution Romania honors dispute resolution; Luxembourg prints sheet on silk
A recent stamp from Romania commemorates the fifth anniversary of the resolution of a maritime territorial dispute with Ukraine. (Read more...)

Stamp year sets: a hobby marketing tool Stamp year sets: a hobby marketing tool that’s fun to collect
The use of stamps on mail seems such an archaic endeavor in these days of instant e-mail, social media, texting and tweeting. (Read more...)

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