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Fighting over the numbers
What the United States Postal Service continues to see as more bad news, the major postal unions are claiming is good news. (Read more...)

Circus World postmark offered May 5 in Baraboo, Wis. Circus World postmark offered May 5 in Baraboo, Wis.
The first Ringling Brothers “big top performance” was held May 19, 1884, in Baraboo, Wis. Baraboo today is the home of the Circus World museum, a Wisconsin historic site. (Read more...)

Centralized delivery savings questioned
For months, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has been saying that ending door-to-door mail deliveries could save the United States Postal Service millions of dollars a year. (Read more...)

June 7-8 Regency-Superior auction at Napex June 7-8 Regency-Superior stamp and cover auction at Napex
A choice United States classic stamp and an intriguing Chinese overprint error are just two of the many attractive offerings in the June 7-8 auction by Regency-Superior. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Nicaragua local post stamps Nicaraguan local post stamps
Nicaragua-Cabo Gracias a Dios — In the early part of the 20th century, local post stamps were issued for two Nicaraguan regions, the province of Zelaya (also known as Bluefields) and Cabo Gracias a Dios. (Read more...)

Spink offering mint Jenny Invert Spink offering mint Jenny Invert
A top-quality example of the United States 1918 24¢ Jenny Invert airmail error (Scott C3a) will be offered at auction May 21. T (Read more...)

American Topical Association launches stamp checklist database
The American Topical Association has launched a new database for its popular topical checklists. (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Costa Rica’s first airmail stamp Costa Rica’s first airmail stamp arrived before regular airmail service
Costa Rica’s first airmail stamp was issued in happy anticipation of a service that did not come to pass — at least not right away. (Read more...)

Film in Canada honored with five stamps issued May 2 Film in Canada honored with five stamps issued May 2
On May 2, Canada Post issued nondenominated (85¢) National Film Board of Canada permanent stamps with five different designs. T (Read more...)

Jersey Poppy stamps can be planted Jersey Poppy stamps can be planted
On May 6, Jersey issued six stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring poppies and commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. One of the stamps is shown nearby. (Read more...)

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