New stamps show shamrocks as symbols New stamps show shamrocks as symbols of religion, luck and the fishing industry
Three recent stamps feature shamrocks, although only the Irish stamp shown in Figure 1 honors St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated in Ireland and elsewhere March 17. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Free franked from Somalia Free-franked mail sent from APO in Somalia
Free franking from Somalia during the time that the United States military was on the ground there, from 1992 to 1994, was addressed in the Oct. 5, 2010, U.S. Notes column. (Read more...)

The end of domestic airmail The end of United States domestic airmail service
When the United States Postal Service superseded the old Post Office Department July 1, 1971, President Richard M. N (Read more...)

March 4 date for Verrazano-Narrows Priority Mail stamp March 4 issue date for Verrazano-Narrows Priority Mail stamp; no first-day ceremony
The 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is being celebrated with a new high-denomination United States stamp issued March 4 in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Read more...)

Who leaked CSAC working list of U.S. stamp subjects?
Last week, we reported that The Washington Post had obtained a Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee working list of United States stamp subjects for the years 2014-16 and beyond. (Read more...)

Hot Rods forever stamps likely in York, Pa.
The United States Hot Rods stamps appear to be on schedule for issuance in June. (Read more...)

New Weddings stamp at St. Louis show New Weddings stamp
The United States Postal Service will issue its second version of the Yes I Do stamp March 21 in St. Louis, Mo., and nationwide. (Read more...)

U.S. modern postal history diamond in the rough Spotting a U.S. modern postal history diamond in the rough in my mailbox
The large envelope shown in Figure 1 (on page 54) was mailed to me and my family in Troy, Ohio, in early December 2013. (Read more...)

Auction Roundup: Canada dominates auction news Canada dominates February auction news
If January was all about China, the philatelic spotlight in February turned instead to Canada. (Read more...)

Duck office halts artist-signed panes Duck office halts artist-signed panes
When the new United States federal duck stamp is issued June 27 in Washington, D.C., no artist-signed pane will be offered. (Read more...)

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