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U.S. Stamp Notes: Cities and towns competing Cities and towns competing for new residents and businesses
Towns using the mails to advertise for new residents or to lure businesses have been the subject of U.S. Stamp Notes columns of the past. Shown here are three more examples of covers that use the backs to promote towns. (Read more...)

Essays and Proofs: George Bowlsby’s patent coupon essay George Bowlsby’s patent coupon essay
Since the day that I received my first Bowlsby coupon essay (Scott 63-E13) in an approval selection from Falk Finkelburg, it has been a favorite of mine. This small piece of paper has a fabulous story to tell. (Read more...)

The APS Stampshow at Hartford was a fantastic display of our amazing hobby
The American Philatelic Society Stampshow is the biggest annual stamp show in the country, and it puts on a wonderful display of our hobby for all who attend. (Read more...)

Kelleher & Rogers auction firm in Hong Kong Kelleher & Rogers auction firm in Hong Kong will offer China and Asia in Sept. 26-28 sale
The recent acquisition of Michael Rogers Inc. by Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions has resulted in a new firm with a lengthy pedigree that is about to make its official public auction debut. (Read more...)

British stamps show piers and other seaside architecture British stamps show piers and other seaside architecture
Great Britain’s Royal Mail highlights seaside architecture from the Victorian era through today on 10 stamps to be issued Sept. 18. (Read more...)

Mark Cuban promotes stamp collecting Mark Cuban promotes stamp collecting
Mark Cuban — businessman, owner of the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team, and star of the ABC television show Shark Tank — is a stamp collector. (Read more...)

Paper sailboat, children on new Canadian semipostal Paper sailboat, children on new Canadian semipostal Sept. 29
Canada Post will issue a nondenominated (85¢)+10¢ permanent semipostal stamp Sept. 29 to support the work of the Canada Post Community Foundation. (Read more...)

Two stamps for Wilt Chamberlain
The upcoming Wilt Chamberlain commemorative issue will consist of two stamps, according to a Sept. 4 announcement by the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

First-Day Covers: Border Craft cachets Border Craft cachets creator recalls the line’s brief history
In the mid-1960s, most first-day covers were printed in one color — often black — with stock photographs and illustrations. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Cyrenaica airmail set popular Cyrenaica airmail set popular
Cyrenaica — Cyrenaica is the eastern coastal region of modern Libya in North Africa. I (Read more...)

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