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Priority Mail rate change Sept. 7, pending approval Priority Mail rate change Sept. 7, pending commission approval
Shipping rates for Priority Mail are slated to increase Sept. 7 by approximately 1.7 percent. The United States Postal Service filed a proposed rate schedule with the Postal Regulatory Commission July 1. (Read more...)

APS board continues search for new executive director
The search for a new American Philatelic Society executive director is ongoing, according to APS board member and immediate past president Wade E. Saadi. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: More than 75 living people on stamps More than 75 living people on U.S. stamps; model and athletes are recent discoveries
An 1866 statute still on the books prohibits the placing of a portrait of a living person on “United States currency and securities.” For a very long time, the U.S. Post Office Department properly interpreted that as applying to stamps. (Read more...)

Amos Press Inc. renamed Amos Media Company
Effective July 1, Amos Press Inc. officially changed its name to Amos Media Company. (Read more...)

Enjoy stamp collecting as a hobby, not an investment
Stamps have been in the news a fair bit of late. (Read more...)

Rare unused bisects in Eastern’s May auction of Canada Rare unused bisects in Eastern’s May 29-30 auction of Canada
Eastern Auctions held a sale in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 29-30, featuring classics from the “Montclair” collection, whose owner sought to assemble one of every Canadian stamp variety in mint condition. (Read more...)

Items from Sterling collection auctioned Items from Sterling collection auctioned
Mossgreen, a boutique art and collectibles auction firm in Melbourne, Australia, offered the first part of the Julian Sterling collection of Australian stamps April 30 in conjunction with the German firm of Christoph Gaertner. (Read more...)

Farmers Markets pane layout and ceremony details announced Farmers Markets pane layout and ceremony details announced
The first-day ceremony for the four United States Farmers Markets forever stamps will take place Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Mint Lincoln booklet hard to find Mint Lincoln booklet hard to find
United States — Around the turn of the 20th century, postal administrations began to offer booklets of stamps for sale in addition to the traditional sales of stamps from panes. (Read more...)

Postmasters receive buyout offers from U.S. Postal Service
United States Postal Service officials have confirmed that they are offering retirement bonuses of up to $10,000 to an estimated 3,097 postmasters who operate rural post offices. (Read more...)

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