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Extra-tall stamps for Wilt Chamberlain unveiled Extra-tall stamps for Wilt Chamberlain unveiled
The designs for the 7-foot 1-inch NBA basketball star Wilt Chamberlain commemorative forever stamps to be issued Dec. 5 were unveiled in early October by the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Batman celebrated with eight new U.S. stamps in pane of 20 Batman celebrated with eight new U.S. stamps in pane of 20
Crime fighting comic book super hero Batman is the subject of a new eight-stamp set from the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Egypt replaces stamps showing wrong canal Egypt replaces stamp showing wrong canal
Shortly after Egypt’s stamps received worldwide attention for mistakenly showing the Panama Canal instead of the Suez Canal, Egypt’s postal authority issued a replacement design. (Read more...)

Wilt Chamberlain stamp ceremony Dec. 5
The two United States Wilt Chamberlain commemorative forever stamps will be issued Dec. 5 in Philadelphia, Pa. (Read more...)

Stamp designer Howard Paine, ‘Father Art Director’ Stamp designer Howard Paine, 'Father Art Director'
Howard E. Paine, 85, one of the United States Postal Service’s most prolific stamp designers, died Sept. 13 at the Loving Arms Assisted Living Center in Front Royal, Va. (Read more...)

Batman stamp issue to debut Oct. 9 in New York City Batman stamp issue to debut Oct. 9 in New York City
A new United States stamp issue celebrating the 75th anniversary of comic book crime fighter Batman will be issued Oct. 9 in New York City. (Read more...)

‘American Philatelist’ Editor Barbara Boal to retire Dec. 31
Barbara Boal, the longtime editor of the American Philatelic Society’s monthly magazine, American Philatelist will retire Dec. 31. (Read more...)

Sundman offers reward for McCoy stamps Sundman offers reward for McCoy stamps: two of four Inverted Jennies stolen in 1955
Hoping to spur a development in philately’s most celebrated cold case, Donald Sundman of Mystic Stamp Co. is offering a hefty reward for the recovery of two missing examples of America’s most famous stamp error. (Read more...)

New Suez Canal stamp shows Panama Canal New Suez Canal stamp shows Panama Canal
A new three-stamp Suez Canal commemorative set from Egypt features a photograph of a canal on the center stamp — but it’s not the right canal. (Read more...)

Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp sells out Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp sells out
Less than five months after it was issued, the United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp (Scott 4893) is sold out at Stamp Fulfillment Services. (Read more...)

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