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Lithuania’s coins on stamps: new and old Lithuania’s coins on stamps: new and old
Lithuania officially converted to the euro as its currency on Jan. 1 and issued a €0.75 stamp the next day to commemorate the event. (Read more...)

USPS on upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hot item: Week USPS explains upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hit: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news. Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics (Read more...)

Eighth set issued in U.N. Coin and Flag series Eighth set issued in U.N. Coin and Flag series
The United Nations Postal Administration has temporarily ended its Coin and Flag series. The eighth set of 24 stamps was issued Feb. 6, and according to UNPA, it may be the last set for a while. (Read more...)

Canada Post issues Nelson Mandela stamp New Canada stamp pays tribute to honorary Canadian citizen Mandela
Canada Post unveiled a stamp honoring Nelson Mandela Jan. 27. (Read more...)

Jersey features protected species Jersey features protected species
Jersey Post will introduce new computer-produced self-adhesive postage labels featuring the island’s protected animal species Feb. 18, the first day of the spring Stampex show in London. (Read more...)

Is your 1¢ green Franklin stamp Scott 594 or 596? If it is, you have a winner Is your 1¢ green Franklin stamp Scott 594 or 596? If it is, you have a winner

Most 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamps are common and valued at less than $1, but two rotary press varieties that look almost the same as common flat-plate issues are scarce and worth thousands. Ken Lawrence explains how to understand and identify the rare ones.

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$2 Patriotic Waves stamp issued today $2 Patriotic Waves stamp issued today
The United States $2 Patriotic Waves stamp is being issued today at Southeastern Stamp Expo in Norcross, Ga. (Read more...)

Born Jan. 30: Franklin D. Roosevelt Born Jan. 30: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, born Jan. 30, 1882, was elected president of the United States for four consecutive terms, and served in that office for more than 12 years, from his first inauguration on March 4, 1933, until his death on April 12, 1945. (Read more...)

Upright Jenny Invert pane, imperf stamps from press sheets to be listed by Scott Upright Jenny Invert pane, imperf stamps from press sheets to be listed by Scott
When the United States upright Jenny Invert pane burst on the scene in late 2013, the Scott editors and I felt that it was not a listable item. (Read more...)

New book ‘The World’s First Postage Stamp’ salutes Holyoake’s grand prix-winning Penny Black exhibit New book ‘The World’s First Postage Stamp’ salutes Holyoake’s grand prix-winning Penny Black exhibit
Alan Holyoake was bitten by the stamp-collecting bug in 2001 — when he was high above the ground, during a flight to Geneva. (Read more...)

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