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Postally used U.S. commems on cover are elusive Postally used U.S. commemoratives on cover are elusive
Although the United States Postal Service continues to produce millions of commemorative stamps each year, they are increasingly hard to find postally used. (Read more...)

ASDA seeks executive director
The American Stamp Dealers Association is reviewing a field of potential candidates for the position of executive director following the resignation of interim executive director Evan “Van” Siegling. (Read more...)

U.S. Forever Hearts ceremony details
The first-day ceremony for the two Forever Hearts forever stamps will take place at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22 at the Virginia Museum of the Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Va. General admission to the museum is free. (Read more...)

U.S. Patriotic Waves stamp bears $2 denomination U.S. Patriotic Waves stamp bears $2 denomination
The United States Postal Service will issue a new $2 Patriotic Waves stamp Jan. 30 in panes of 10. (Read more...)

PMG takes aim at postal unions, mailers
In a Jan. 6 speech at the National Press Club, departing Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe blamed “shortsightedness” by mailers and postal unions for undermining his efforts to resolve the United States Postal Service’s financial crisis (Read more...)

New U.S. Flag and Fireworks coil error discovered New U.S. Flag and Fireworks coil error discovered in Alabama; some used on mail
A new die-cutting-omitted error of a United States Flag and Fireworks forever coil stamp turned up in Alabama in mid-December. (Read more...)

Balbo issue sold at Harmers auction in Switzerland Balbo issue sold at Harmers auction in Switzerland
Harmers Auctions of Lugano, Switzerland, held a sale Nov. 14-15, 2014, that included some lesser-seen worldwide items. (Read more...)

Bidding skyrockets for Chinese cover with rare customs marking Bidding skyrockets for Chinese cover with rare customs marking
The Interasia auction firm based in Hong Kong held a sale Nov. 1-4, 2014, that saw total realizations of some $8.7 million. (Read more...)

Canada Post celebrates the year of the ram with stamps Canada Post celebrates the year of the ram with stamps
Canada celebrates the year of the ram in the seventh set of stamps in its current Lunar New Year series. Two stamps, souvenir sheets and a booklet were issued Jan. 8. (Read more...)

Mother and child identified on 1993 stamp Mother and child identified on 1993 stamp
Thanks to Linn’s reader Kenneth Rothschild, who specializes in deafness as portrayed on stamps, we have a new addition to the list of living people pictured on United States stamps. (Read more...)

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