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Award for Ireland stamp Award for Ireland stamp
Ireland’s stamp marking the selection of Dublin as a UNESCO City of World Literature won gold in the miscellaneous printed category at the 2013 European Design Awards. The stamp was issued May 16, 2013 (Scott 1998). (Read more...)

Two Wilt Chamberlain stamps to debut Dec. 5 in Philadelphia Two Wilt Chamberlain stamps to debut Dec. 5 in Philadelphia
Seven-foot 1-inch NBA basketball star Wilt Chamberlain will be honored Dec. 5 with two new forever stamps. (Read more...)

Cost to collect U.S. stamps steady Cost to collect U.S. stamps steady; fewer commemoratives issued
Fewer stamps and postal stationery items were issued by the United States Postal Service in 2014, but the cost to buy one of everything issued remained steady when compared to 2013. T (Read more...)

British postmark honors comet landing British postmark honors comet landing
Great Britain’s Royal Mail honored the historic moment of the European Space Agency landing a spacecraft on a comet just two days after it occurred. (Read more...)

Extensive worldwide variety in Feldman’s Dec. 1-6 auction Extensive worldwide variety in Feldman’s Dec. 1-6 auction
David Feldman Auctions of Geneva, Switzerland, will present its autumn auction series Dec. 1-6 with a very wide range of worldwide stamps and postal history. (Read more...)

Foundation names new trustee
Carl A. Contiguglia has been named as a trustee of the Philatelic Foundation. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: U.S. 10¢ special delivery variety U.S. 10¢ special delivery variety
United States — Interest in U.S. back-of-the-book issues remains fairly steady. One attractive category is special delivery stamps. (Read more...)

China or not, USPS faces angry Congress over cyber intrusion
Regardless of whether it was China who broke into the United States Postal Service’s computers this fall, senior postal officials are certain to be grilled by Congress over their slow response to the intrusion. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: obvious alterations Save some bucks on expertizing by eliminating obvious alterations
In the previous column in this U.S. Stamp Notes series on expertizing (Linn’s, Oct. 2 (Read more...)

Rudolph, Wis., celebrates new Rudolph stamp issue Nov. 6 Rudolph, Wis., celebrates new Rudolph stamp issue Nov. 6
The central Wisconsin community of Rudolph celebrated the Nov. 6 issuance of four Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stamps with a pictorial cancellation and an event. (Read more...)

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