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The Magi celebrated on Jan. 6 and on Christmas stamps The Magi celebrated on Jan. 6 and on Christmas stamps
The arrival of the Magi, also known as the three kings or the wise men, at Bethlehem to worship the infant Jesus is traditionally celebrated on Jan. 6. (Read more...)

WWII Army yuletide greetings from the South West Pacific U.S. Stamp Notes: WWII Army yuletide greetings from the South West Pacific
The yuletide postcard presented here, front and back, recently crossed my desk. Canceled Dec. 8, 1944, it is a Christmas greeting from a United States Army enlisted man assigned to the Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment, at APO (Army Post Office) 928-2. (Read more...)

Rudolph and friends on postmarks Rudolph and friends on postmarks
The United States Postal Service has added four faces to its holiday-season postmarks from locations all over the country. (Read more...)

Seventeenth $5 Alexander Hamilton cover found on eBay Seventeenth $5 Alexander Hamilton cover found on eBay
Since the first commercial on-cover use of the United States $5 Alexander Hamilton stamp (Scott 1053) was discovered in 1996, just 16 more have been documented, for a total of 17. (Read more...)

Feldman sues estate of Qatari sheikh Feldman sues estate of Qatari sheikh who bid on du Pont's British Guiana stamps
The sheikh loved exotic parrots, Islamic art, expensive watches and rare stamps. (Read more...)

Iskowitz stamp artwork to be offered on eBay Iskowitz stamp artwork auction on eBay to be offered on eBay
Illustrator Joel Iskowitz, who has designed more than 2,000 postage stamps for 40 postal administrations, will offer three decades of his original artwork in an upcoming sale. (Read more...)

Asian philately offered in Kelleher & Rogers auction Asian philately offered in Jan. 9-11 Kelleher & Rogers auction
Kelleher & Rogers Fine Asian Auctions will offer stamps, postal history and more over the course of three auction sessions taking place Jan. 9 (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: Zambezia 1894-1917 Stamp Identifier: Zambezia 1894-1917
Value and country name inscribed: Zambezia at the end of the 19th century was a district in the center of the Mozambique province, in what was then known as Portuguese East Africa Colony and which today is the Republic of Mozambique. S (Read more...)

New book salutes our nation’s stamp collection New book 'Every Stamp Tells A Story' salutes our nation’s stamp collection
A copy of Every Stamp Tells a Story: The National Philatelic Collection recently landed on my desk. (Read more...)

War of 1812 series concludes with Battle of New Orleans War of 1812 series concludes with Battle of New Orleans
The first United States stamp to be issued in 2015 will be the last stamp in a series that has continued over almost three years. (Read more...)

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