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Sheep, goats pictured on stamps for the year of ram Sheep and goats pictured on stamps for the year of the ram
Many recent and upcoming stamps feature sheep or goats in conjunction with the year of the ram, which will begin Feb. 19. (Read more...)

Ecuador’s first airmails could be used in more ways than one Ecuador’s first airmails could be used in more ways than one
In May 1929 Ecuador issued a series of eight airmail stamps (Scott C8-C15). Shown here is the second of the issues, a 5-centavo stamp depicting (as all the denominations do) an aircraft flying over the River Guayas. (Read more...)

What would you do if someone asked you to invest $100,000 in stamps for them?
It’s an intriguing question, isn’t it? (Read more...)

Postally used U.S. commems on cover are elusive Postally used U.S. commemoratives on cover are elusive
Although the United States Postal Service continues to produce millions of commemorative stamps each year, they are increasingly hard to find postally used. (Read more...)

ASDA seeks executive director
The American Stamp Dealers Association is reviewing a field of potential candidates for the position of executive director following the resignation of interim executive director Evan “Van” Siegling. (Read more...)

U.S. Forever Hearts ceremony details
The first-day ceremony for the two Forever Hearts forever stamps will take place at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22 at the Virginia Museum of the Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Va. General admission to the museum is free. (Read more...)

U.S. Patriotic Waves stamp bears $2 denomination U.S. Patriotic Waves stamp bears $2 denomination
The United States Postal Service will issue a new $2 Patriotic Waves stamp Jan. 30 in panes of 10. (Read more...)

PMG takes aim at postal unions, mailers
In a Jan. 6 speech at the National Press Club, departing Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe blamed “shortsightedness” by mailers and postal unions for undermining his efforts to resolve the United States Postal Service’s financial crisis (Read more...)

New U.S. Flag and Fireworks coil error discovered New U.S. Flag and Fireworks coil error discovered in Alabama; some used on mail
A new die-cutting-omitted error of a United States Flag and Fireworks forever coil stamp turned up in Alabama in mid-December. (Read more...)

Balbo issue sold at Harmers auction in Switzerland Balbo issue sold at Harmers auction in Switzerland
Harmers Auctions of Lugano, Switzerland, held a sale Nov. 14-15, 2014, that included some lesser-seen worldwide items. (Read more...)

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