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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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