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Classic Stamps of the World: Semipostals raised funds to keep Dutch art in homeland Classic Stamps of the World: Semipostals raised funds to keep Dutch art in homeland
After much quarreling between the United States Postal Service and Congress, U.S. semipostal stamps (stamps sold at a price greater than the postal value, with the surtax used for a special purpose, usually charitable) emerged only relatively recently, in 1998, with a stamp supporting breast cancer research (Read more...)

The Onion takes a jab at the U.S. Postal Service and its customers The Onion takes a jab at the U.S. Postal Service and its customers
The United States Postal Service has made the pages of The Onion (or at least its website). (Read more...)

Born Jan. 22: Rosa Ponselle Born Jan. 22: Rosa Ponselle
Rosa Ponselle, born Jan. 22, 1897, was honored on a 32¢ United States commemorative stamp in 1997, as part of the Opera Singers set in the American Music series (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Britain celebrated royal marriages on commemoratives Great Britain Philately: Britain celebrated royal marriages on commemoratives
The marriages of the royals, as the royal family are popularly known in Great Britain, have been commemorated on postage stamps (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Commercial mail receiving agencies cannot use Postal Service forwarding Modern U.S. Mail: Commercial mail receiving agencies cannot use Postal Service forwarding
I am developing an exhibit that presents the history of the treatment of unmailable and undeliverable United States domestic first-class mail. (Read more...)

24¢ Jenny Invert in Michael E. Aldrich auction at Aripex show 24¢ Jenny Invert in Michael E. Aldrich auction at Aripex show
Michael E. Aldrich Inc. will auction the Thomas W. Sale Jr. stamp collection of United States and worldwide inverted centers and errors, freaks and oddities on Feb. 21 in conjunction with the Aripex stamp show in Mesa, Ariz. (Read more...)

U.S. Apple stamps a good buy U.S. Apple stamps a good buy
United States — On Jan. 27, 2013, the United States Postal Service issued 33¢ Apple definitive stamps to pay the domestic postcard rate. (Read more...)

Line-engraved British classics in Spink auction Line-engraved British classics in Spink auction
Spink London will offer the “Robert Wallace” collection of Great Britain line-engraved stamps, including stamps on cover and on piece, during a Jan. 27 auction. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: Original art makes covers from Down Under ‘keepers’ Stamps Down Under: Original art makes covers from Down Under ‘keepers’
One of stamp collecting’s many offshoots is the creation of beautiful designs known as “cachets” (ka-shays) on envelopes. (Read more...)

Born Jan. 21: John C. Fremont Born Jan. 21: John C. Fremont
The first presidential candidate of the Republican party was John Charles Fremont, who was born Jan. 21, 1813 (Read more...)

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