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Postal Inspection Service exhibit planned
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., is planning an exhibit about the United States Postal Inspection Service. (Read more...)

Eight Vintage Circus Posters stamps May 5 in Sarasota Eight Vintage Circus Posters stamps May 5 in Sarasota, Fla.
The United States Postal Service will issue eight commemorative forever stamps May 5 showing vintage circus posters. (Read more...)

Red, White and Blue flag stamp issued April 25 at Westpex ‘Red, White and Blue’ flag stamps to be issued April 25 at Westpex
Four United States nondenominated (49¢) Red, White and Blue forever stamps will be issued April 25 in coils of 10,000. (Read more...)

Spink sale March 13 included British Guiana 4¢ magentas Spink sale March 13 included British Guiana 4¢ magentas, error pair
On March 12, Spink in London offered the Harry Birkhead collection of occupation and siege issues from the Second Anglo-Boer War. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: U.S. Beer revenue stamps U.S. beer revenue stamps popular
United States — Evidently Benjamin Franklin did not actually say or write, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” although he did say something similar about wine. R (Read more...)

Baden Land-Post Porto-Marke covers in Gaertner sale Baden Land-Post Porto-Marke covers in Gaertner’s February sale
A multipart sale by Christoph Gaertner near Stuttgart, Germany, Feb. 10-14, featured stamps and postal history from around the world. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Austrian stamp on porcelain Austrian stamp printed on porcelain; Dutch series features local ceramics
Austria issued the first stamp printed on porcelain March 20, but, according to Austrian Post, it is unbreakable. (Read more...)

Nicaragua suffers stamp shortage
Jean Michel Maes of the Nicaragua Study Group reports that postage stamp activity in Nicaragua has been particularly quiet, and that the country has been running out of current stamps. (Read more...)

Ireland plans revised version of withdrawn stamp Ireland plans revised version of withdrawn stamp
Ireland’s An Post will issue a revised version of its withdrawn Irish Citizen Army stamp April 17, according to an announcement in the second 2014 issue of its publication for collectors, Irish Stamps, The Collector. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Columbian stamps for sale Only some Columbian stamps for sale: stamp dealer responds via postal card
The U.S. Notes column in the Nov. 19, 2012, Linn’s highlighted a 1901 penny postal card with an offer to buy used stamps from the Columbian issue. (Read more...)

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