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U.S. Stamp Notes: Remembering Leonard Sherman Remembering Leonard Sherman and the Hammarskjold issue
The strangest things manage to make it through the mail in place of postage. The example pictured here reflects what was, at the time, a huge philatelic story that got significant play in the daily nonphilatelic press. (Read more...)

Dollar-sign Stamps: Heavy parcel to Papua New Guinea Heavy parcel to Papua New Guinea required $35.68 in postage
With my deadline looming, it was time to find an interesting item to share in Dollar-Sign Stamps. (Read more...)

Indian invert in Oct. 6-10 Gaertner auction Indian invert in Oct. 6-10 Gaertner auction
The Christoph Gaertner auction firm in Germany is hosting five days of auctions Oct. 6-10 at its Bietingheim-Bissingen premises. (Read more...)

Asia Philately: Japan’s offices in China Japan’s stamps for offices in China present collecting challenges
Fifty years ago, George Fisher tabulated Japan’s 24 rarest 20th-century stamps in an article published in Japanese Philately, the journal of the International Society of Japanese Philately (www.isjp.org). (Read more...)

Batman stamp issue to debut Oct. 9 in New York City Batman stamp issue to debut Oct. 9 in New York City
A new United States stamp issue celebrating the 75th anniversary of comic book crime fighter Batman will be issued Oct. 9 in New York City. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Georgia Rugby stamp a nice find Georgia Rugby stamp a nice find
Georgia — Georgia is an ancient Christian nation located in the Caucasus region in a border area of southeastern Europe and southwest Asia. S (Read more...)

APS board of directors reboots executive director search
The American Philatelic Society’s board of directors is adopting a new strategy in its effort to hire a new APS executive director. (Read more...)

Souvenir sheets from Grenada mark ASDA 100th anniversary Souvenir sheets from Grenada mark ASDA 100th anniversary
The Caribbean island nation of Grenada will issue two souvenir sheets Oct. 24 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the American Stamp Dealers Association. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Panama Canal 100th anniversary Stamps honor 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal
Linn’s has received several letters from readers asking why the United States Postal Service is not issuing a stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal, the American-built canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at the Isthmus of Panama. (Read more...)

‘American Philatelist’ Editor Barbara Boal to retire Dec. 31
Barbara Boal, the longtime editor of the American Philatelic Society’s monthly magazine, American Philatelist will retire Dec. 31. (Read more...)

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