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Middle East Stamps: Saudi Arabian stamps Saudi Arabian stamps commemorate the King Fahd Causeway
Saudi Arabia issued two stamps Nov. 26, 1986, to celebrate the inauguration of the King Fahd Causeway, a chain of bridges and causeways linking Saudi Arabia and the island of Bahrain. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Australian stamps Australian stamps show things that sting; Bosnian wood louse
Australia Post, like the United States Postal Service, celebrates Stamp Collecting Month in October. (Read more...)

Species semipostal sales to resume Species semipostal sales to resume
President Barack Obama signed legislation Sept. 10 to resume sales of the nation’s fourth semipostal. (Read more...)

Groceries by mail: Postal Service wants to test the idea Groceries by mail: Postal Service wants to test the idea
The United States Postal Service is planning to test its ability to deliver groceries the morning after they have been ordered from a supermarket. (Read more...)

The value of observation in expertizing The value of observation in expertizing: Is it real or fake?
I am often asked if such-and-such an item should be submitted for expertizing. The default answer is “yes,” but there are three general exceptions. (Read more...)

Stamp show hosts new global forever stamp issue Oct. 23 Stamp show hosts new global forever stamp issue Oct. 23
The United States Postal Service will issue its fourth global forever stamp nationwide on Oct. 23 with a ceremony in New York City. (Read more...)

Winter Fun stamps at ASDA stamp show Oct. 23 Winter Fun stamps at ASDA stamp show Oct. 23
Four activities that make winter enjoyable are depicted on four United States stamps to be issued Oct. 23 in New York City. (Read more...)

Art director Howard Paine preferred bold, simple designs Art director Howard Paine preferred bold, simple designs
Editor’s Note: Howard E. Paine, who died Sept. 13 at age 85, was a United States Postal Service art director who oversaw the designing of more than 400 U (Read more...)

Mystic sells Inverted Jenny plate block Mystic sells Inverted Jenny plate block; purchase price ‘north of $4.8 million’
In a startling move, Donald J. Sundman, the president of Mystic Stamp Co., announced Oct. 7 that his firm has sold the unique Inverted Jenny plate block to an anonymous buyer for a sum specified as “around $5 million,” according to Sundman (Read more...)

Fall, winter months are an excellent time to spend organizing your stamp collection
As I write, we are on the cusp of October here in west-central Ohio. (Read more...)

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