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Great Britain Philately: New Machin definitive stamps Machin definitives issued March 26 for rate increases
Every year around March, Royal Mail (the British post office) announces changes in rates of its most-used services. Usually, the changes are increases. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Great Americans series Great Americans stamps and the nonmachinable surcharge
The United States Great Americans definitive series is made up of a large number of stamps that were issued beginning Dec. 27, 1980. (Read more...)

Change can be difficult; embrace it anyway
I’ve heard it said many times that the only constant is change. A cliche, perhaps, but true. (Read more...)

Bennett auction to include Jenny Invert error Bennett auction to include Jenny Invert error
The May 13-14 auction by Matthew Bennett International will include one of the world’s most famous and recognizable stamp errors, the United States 1918 24¢ carmine rose and blue airmail stamp with inverted center (Scott C3a), commonly known as the Jenny Invert. (Read more...)

Walker, three others to sign Roll of Distinguished Philatelists
Four collectors were recently elected by the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. (Read more...)

Photograph removed from revised Irish stamp Photograph removed from revised version of withdrawn Irish Citizen Army stamp
Ireland’s An Post issued a revised version of its withdrawn Irish Citizen Army stamp April 17. (Read more...)

Canada Post offers Roses stamps April 23 Canada Post offers Roses stamps and postal cards April 23
On April 23, Canada Post will issue nondenominated (85¢) Roses permanent stamps with two different designs, in a self-adhesive booklet of 10, a self-adhesive coil of 50 and a souvenir sheet of two. (Read more...)

Kennedy stamp voted Irish stamp of the year Kennedy stamp voted Irish stamp of the year
A stamp marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s state visit to Ireland in June 1963 was voted as Ireland’s stamp issue of 2013, according to an announcement by An Post in the second 2014 issue of its publication Irish Stamps the Collector. T (Read more...)

Floral Weddings stamps delayed until 2015
The United States Postal Service has delayed the issuance of new Wedding series stamps until 2015, according to Postal Service spokesman Roy Betts. (Read more...)

Bookseller pleas in counterfeit Stamps.com meter postage case
A New Mexico bookseller has pleaded guilty to possession of counterfeit postage meter stamps and intent to use them in the mail. (Read more...)

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