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Former CSAC member endorses Bailar’s comments on stamp program
A former member of the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee has endorsed former postmaster general Benjamin Bailar’s criticism of the current stamp program. (Read more...)

Texas man charged with hoax mailings
For the past six years, United States postal inspectors have been chasing an individual who mailed hundreds of letters containing white powder to locations around the world. (Read more...)

Postage due on 1901 postal card raises questions Postage due assessment on 1901 postal card raises questions
Sometimes a mailed cover creates more questions than answers. (Read more...)

United States Postal Service posts big loss — or small profit
A $1 billion profit, or a $4.2 billion loss? (Read more...)

State of stamp collecting from Great Britain: 'Guardian' report highlights familiar themes
A Linn’s reader from Minnesota was kind enough to send me an article about the state of the stamp hobby that was published in April 2013 in the Guardian newspaper in Great Britain. (Read more...)

Distribution of U.S. Civil War 1864 pane limited Distribution of U.S. Civil War 1864 pane limited
Some United States post offices are not receiving automatic shipments of the Civil War 1864 commemorative forever stamps. (Read more...)

Cherrystone Sept. 9-10 auction of rare stamps, covers Cherrystone to offer 1918 Jenny Invert in Sept. 9-10 auction of rare stamps, covers
With fewer than 100 examples trading among collectors, many months often pass before a Jenny Invert appears at auction. (Read more...)

New app, e-book versions of Scott catalogs
The popular Scott postage stamp catalogs are now available as e-books for Android and Apple mobile devices, including the iPad and iPhone, as well as Windows and Mac desktop and laptop computers. (Read more...)

Asia Philately: Japan’s 20th century issues Supply and demand affect values of Japan’s 20th century issues
Japanese philately is very popular both in Japan and overseas, and especially in the United States. (Read more...)

Royal Mail unveils Prime Ministers stamps Royal Mail unveils Prime Ministers stamps to be issued Oct. 14
Great Britain’s Royal Mail revealed the designs of its Prime Ministers stamps on Aug. 12. The stamps will be issued Oct. 14. (Read more...)

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