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Postal Service to resume mail-processing plant consolidations
Citing its continuing financial troubles, the United States Postal Service disclosed June 30 that it plans to resume closing its large mail-processing plants next year. (Read more...)

Europa stamp contest opens
PostEurop, the association representing European public postal operators, launched an online competition May 9, Europe Day, to vote for the best Europa stamp of 2014. (Read more...)

Linn’s digital archive available July 1 Linn’s digital archive available July 1
Effective July 1, the Linn’s Stamp News digital archive housed on the Mattercast digital platform is once again available to subscribers. (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Britain’s first commemoratives Britain’s first commemoratives, the Wembleys, issued in 1924
This year is the 90th anniversary of Great Britain’s first commemorative stamps, issued April 23, 1924 (Scott 185-186). (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Greek definitives Greek definitives for months of the year; summer stamps
Greece introduced new definitive (regular-issue) stamps April 24. The issue is called the Months in Folk Art and includes one stamp for each month. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Nicaragua Stamps that may (or may not) have led to the Panama Canal
One hundred years ago this Aug. 15, the first ship passed through the new Panama Canal. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Washington versus Franklin George Washington versus Benjamin Franklin: who’s first?
George Washington was described as “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” by his friend Henry Lee in his eulogy. (Read more...)

Fort McHenry stamp shows bombardment Fort McHenry stamp shows bombardment
The United States War of 1812 stamp series continues in 2014 with the third stamp in the series, showing Fort McHenry during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. (Read more...)

Janis Joplin stamp design revealed Janis Joplin stamp design revealed, to be issued Aug. 8
The design of the Janis Joplin forever stamp to be issued in August was revealed by the United States Postal Service in late June. The image was pictured in the Quarter 3 issue of the USPS USA Philatelic catalog for stamp collectors. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: New Zealand’s King George V 1½d stamps Identifying New Zealand’s King George V 1½d look-alike stamps
Stamp collecting can be simple or complicated, depending on how deeply engrossed the individual collector wishes to become. (Read more...)

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