U.S. court denies USPS appeal in Gamefly-Netflix postage case
For the past five years, a Los Angeles-based firm that rents video games by mail has been alleging that Netflix, which rents DVD movies by mail, has been getting an unfair advantage from the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

National Postal Museum to show Mulready-Penny Black cover National Postal Museum to exhibit Mulready-Penny Black early use
A British Mulready 1-penny lettersheet franked with a British Penny Black postage stamp and postmarked May 2, 1840, will be exhibited May 3-11 at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Hunt for watermarked Franklin Hunt for watermarked Franklin
United States — The 2014 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers values the 1910 imperforate 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamp on paper with the “U S P S” watermark in a single line (Scott 383) at only $4.25 (Read more...)

Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index — April 2014 Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index — April 2014
Prices for United States stamps in the grade of fine-very fine, the general grade used with this index, moved upward slightly with an increase in 20th-century stamps and a small increase in airmails. (Read more...)

Cover mailed from Mongolia auctioned by Zurich Asia Cover mailed from Mongolia with Russian stamps auctioned by Zurich Asia
Zurich Asia held an auction in Hong Kong March 15-16 featuring stamps and postal history of China, Hong Kong and other Asian countries. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: weather stamps Stamps portray rain, storms, other weather phenomena
The Hong Kong Observatory and Hong Kong Post collaborated in the design and release of six Weather Phenomena stamps and two souvenir sheets March 27. (Read more...)

Mummified cat, dinosaur on Royal Ontario Museum issue Mummified cat, dinosaur on Royal Ontario Museum issue
Canada Post honored the centennial of the Royal Ontario Museum April 14 with two new commemorative permanent-rate stamps issued in a booklet of 10, a souvenir sheet of two, and three international-rate picture postal cards. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Cancellations mistaken for overprints Cancellations can be mistaken for overprints if struck just so
Periodically in this column we look at United States stamps with cancellations that could be mistaken for overprints if the stamps were seen off cover. (Read more...)

Washington Postal Scene: Manabe speech raises interest Manabe speech raises interest
The woman who supervises the stamp program at the United States Postal Service is once again raising eyebrows. (Read more...)

United States stamps celebrate mothers and Mother’s Day United States stamps celebrate mothers and Mother’s Day
Efforts to establish a special holiday to honor mothers in the United States were finally successful 100 years ago, when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. (Read more...)

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