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First upright Jenny Invert pane to be sold blows away editor’s market speculation
When it became known that the United States Postal Service had intentionally printed 100 $2 Jenny Invert panes of six with the plane flying upright, I and others began speculating about potential market value.
Volunteers transcribing Tiffany’s handwritten ‘Philatelical Index’
In a recent column, I wrote that, by the 1880s, the boys who began collecting stamps in the first generation after the appearance of the Penny Black — the world’s first postage stamp, issued by Great Britain in 1840 — were becoming middle-aged men and organizing the hobby along lines we would recognize today.
EBay scraps stamp and coin review programs
The giant California Internet commerce site eBay, a major forum for stamp and coin sales, has ended two programs that were created to protect collectors from fake and questionable sales.
Petersburg, Mobile Bay honored in fourth U.S. Civil War set July 30
United States stamps commemorating the 150th anniversaries of the 1864 Civil War battles at Petersburg and Mobile Bay will be issued July 30 at both battle locations.
Michael Rogers merges with Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions
The firm of Daniel F. Kelleher, one of philately’s oldest names, has announced a merger with Michael Rogers, a leader in the burgeoning field of Asian philately.
Postal Museum displays anthrax artifacts in new exhibit
Artifacts from two of the United States’ most horrific mail crimes — the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings and the Unabomber’s attacks with mail bombs — are now on display at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.
Yosemite Grant Act 150th anniversary celebrated June 30
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act on June 30, 1864, and the national park celebrated this momentous occasion with a pictorial postmark 150 years later.
Attractive set of Laotian stamps popular with topical collectors
For sheer aesthetic eye appeal, bright colors, exotic topics and beautiful engraving, it is hard to beat the stamps of the Kingdom of Laos from 1951 to 1975.
More than 2,000 value changes for Japan in Vol. 4 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog
In Vol. 4 of the 2015 Scott
Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue
, which includes stamp listings for countries of the world J-M, more than 11,000 value changes were recorded.
Britain to issue first six stamps in five-year World War I series
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will begin its World War I commemorative stamp series July 28 with six stamps and a prestige booklet.
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