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Stamp expertizing: more than just identification
John Hotchner’s periodic Linn’s U.S. Stamp Notes articles on the subject of expertizing, as well as Editor Charles Snee’s desire to see more articles in Linn’s on this important subject, prompts me to contribute a synopsis of the expertizing process. (Read more...)

From the Scott Editors: Value changes in Vol. 3 Thousands of German, British and Italian value changes in Vol. 3 of the 2015 Scott
There are a large number of value changes among the listings for Germany, Great Britain and Italy in Vol. 3 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, which contains stamp listings for countries of the world G through I. (Read more...)

British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta about to be auctioned Editor's Insights: British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta about to be auctioned
The June 17 auction of the legendary 1856 1¢ Magenta of British Guiana, often described as the world’s most famous stamp, is almost upon us. (Read more...)

Four Farmers Market forever stamps in August Four Farmers Market forever stamps in August
Four delectable new United States Farmers Markets forever stamps will be issued in August. The stamp designs were revealed by the Postal Service in late May. (Read more...)

British Guiana 1¢ Magenta goes on display British Guiana 1¢ Magenta goes on display before its June 17 return to the auction block
The unique British Guiana 1¢ black-on-magenta of 1856, billed as the “pinnacle of philately” and dreamed of by kings, industrialists and schoolchildren alike, is on public display at Sotheby’s New York City headquarters ahead of its June 17 single-lot offering. (Read more...)

Haunted Canada series introduced Friday the 13th Haunted Canada series to bring chills Friday the 13th
Canada Post launched its new Haunted Canada stamp series June 13 with five new commemorative permanent-rate (85¢) stamps issued in a booklet of 10 and a souvenir sheet of five, plus five nondenominated ($2.50 (Read more...)

Italy issues Nutella stamp for its 50th anniversary Italy issues Nutella stamp for its 50th anniversary
On May 14, Italy issued a stamp devoted to Nutella, the hazelnut spread that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. (Read more...)

Village Post Offices — are they worth it for the USPS? Village Post Offices — are they really worth it for the USPS?
The United States Postal Service introduced yet another program in July 2011 to sell stamps somewhere other than a normal post office. (Read more...)

Ireland’s Eircode postal code system
Ireland is scheduled to introduce a postal code system called Eircode in the spring of 2015. The seven-digit code will be unique to each mailing address. (Read more...)

Civil War 1864 stamps revealed Civil War 1864 stamps revealed
Two United States Civil War: 1864 commemorative forever stamps will be issued July 30 with first-day ceremonies in both battle locations. Details of the events have not been announced. (Read more...)

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