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New Stamps of the World: Everyday items from Finland Booklets show everyday items from Finland, smells from France
Nail polish, a slice of pizza and a coffeemaker are among the more than 50 everyday items pictured on new booklet stamps from Finland. (Read more...)

United Nations pane celebrates ASDA’s 100th anniversary United Nations pane celebrates ASDA’s 100th anniversary
The United Nations Postal Administration issued a pane of 10 stamps and 10 labels Oct. 23 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American Stamp Dealers Association. (Read more...)

New Canadian stamp features World War II homefront photo New Canadian stamp features World War II homefront photo
Canada Post issued its Wait for Me Daddy nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamp Oct. 4 in a booklet of 10 and a souvenir sheet of five. Two nondenominated ($2.50) international-rate picture postal cards also were issued. (Read more...)

Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index - October 2014 Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index - October 2014
Prices for United States stamps in the grade of fine-very fine, the general grade used with this index, remained fairly steady over the last three months, with a minimal decrease noted. (Read more...)

Dollar-Sign Stamps: $2 Circus souvenir sheet Buying a $2 Circus souvenir sheet can set you back $64.95
The United States Postal Service’s annual stamp yearbooks are a convenient, if somewhat pricey, means for obtaining most of the commemorative stamps issued in a given year. (Read more...)

Scott U.S. Specialized eCatalogue available
The online, or eCatalogue, version of the 2015 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers is now available for purchase. A complete review of the U.S. market yielded more than 7,800 value changes spread throughout the catalog. (Read more...)

Asia Philately: Collecting specialized China Collecting specialized China, and finding unexpected value
There comes a time when a collector reaches out for a handbook to find a more fulsome explanation than he has at hand. (Read more...)

USPS out of 2014 Poinsettia; retailers should have more USPS sold out of 2014 Poinsettia, but retailers should have more
The United States Postal Service has exhausted its supply of 2014-date Poinsettia stamps issued Aug. 21 in a convertible-booklet pane of 20. But collectors who haven’t added the new variety to their collection shouldn’t panic just yet. (Read more...)

New British stamps picture outdoor Christmas traditions New British stamps picture outdoor Christmas traditions
Great Britain’s new Christmas stamps feature artwork by American illustrator Andrew Bannecker. (Read more...)

Save Vanishing Species semipostal returned to sale Oct. 14 Save Vanishing Species semipostal returned to sale Oct. 14
The United States Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp (Scott B4) has returned to sale at post offices nationwide. (Read more...)

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