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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...)

Mark Cuban promotes stamp collecting Mark Cuban promotes stamp collecting
Mark Cuban — businessman, owner of the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team, and star of the ABC television show Shark Tank — is a stamp collector. (Read more...)

Eubanks wins Champion of Champions award Eubanks wins Champion of Champions award
The exhibit “The United States Imperforate Issues of 1851-1856” by Gordon Eubanks won the Champion of Champions award at the annual American Philatelic Society Stampshow, Aug. 2 (Read more...)

USPS 2014 stamp yearbook pre-orders begin USPS 2014 stamp yearbook pre-orders begin
The United States Postal Service is accepting pre-orders beginning Sept. 1 for The 2014 Stamp Yearbook. (Read more...)

Fall ASDA 100th anniversary show Oct. 23-26 with 234 frames of exhibits to be judged
Under the direction of experienced international-level philatelists Colin Fraser and Stanley Piller, the Fall 2014 American Stamp Dealers Association National Postage Stamp Show in New York City will feature a 234-frame competitive exhibition that will be judged exclusively using international evaluation standards. (Read more...)

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