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Inspector General finds fault with mail examination program
The United States Postal Service’s inspector general has found a number of shortcomings in a program that allows Postal Service officials to look at — but not open — an individual’s incoming mail. (Read more...)

New Australian set of four commemorates New Australian set of four commemorates 100th anniversary of King George V stamps
Australia Post issued four stamps June 17 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the country’s 1914 stamps. (Read more...)

Three-way joint issue celebrates Danish royal birthday Three-way joint issue celebrates Danish royal birthday
Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland participated in a three-way joint issue to celebrate the 80th birthday of Prince Henrik, the prince consort of Denmark. (Read more...)

Canada issues Ottawa RedBlacks football stamps June 19 Canada issues Ottawa RedBlacks football stamps June 19
The return of the Canadian Football League to the city of Ottawa will be celebrated June 19 with two new stamps from Canada Post. (Read more...)

A new postal legislation proposal that seems dead on arrival
If you needed a sign that Congress is not likely to soon resolve the United States Postal Service’s financial woes, consider what the House Republican leadership did the last week of May. (Read more...)

Engraved look to California mountain town postmark Engraved look to California mountain town postmark
A recent postmark from Sierra City, Calif., probably has more regional interest in the northern part of the state, but outside of that geographical area the postmark carries some popular themes. (Read more...)

Estonia’s international name change
On June 2, Estonia’s postal administration changed its international name to Omniva. The name is derived from the Latin word omni, meaning all-inclusive. (Read more...)

Top U.S. classics sold by Bennett Top U.S. classics sold by Bennett
Matthew Bennett International offered U.S. and Canadian stamps May 12-13 in New York. The sale, filled with superlative items, was previewed in Linn’s May 12 issue. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Uprgrade your Curtiss Jenny Upgrade your 1918 Jenny airmail
United States — The market for U.S. stamps, in general, remains stable, as it has been for several years. T (Read more...)

World Cup error sold by Grosvenor World Cup error sold by Grosvenor
In London, Grosvenor Auctions held a sale of specialized Great Britain stamps April 9. Modern British errors have been a popular field lately, with production flukes such as missing colors or perforations making for eye-catching items. (Read more...)

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