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John du Pont’s British Guiana collection to be auctioned John E. du Pont’s British Guiana collection to be auctioned in June
The award-winning collection of classic British Guiana formed by John E. du Pont will be auctioned by David Feldman June 27 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Read more...)

National Postal Museum Chief Curator Ganz to retire National Postal Museum Chief Curator Cheryl Ganz to retire
Cheryl R. Ganz is retiring from her position as chief curator of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Tree postal card at March NYC show
The United States Postal Service will issue a new nondenominated (34¢) Tree forever postal card March 28 in New York City. (Read more...)

U.S. Postal Service limit on press sheet ordering lifted U.S. Postal Service limit on press sheet ordering lifted
The limit on how many press sheets collectors can purchase from the United States Postal Service has been lifted. (Read more...)

British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta to be sold British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta to be sold; Sotheby's to gavel stamp in NYC June 17
Last sold at auction in 1980, the world famous British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta will once again be gaveled down to a new owner. (Read more...)

Upcoming film to star Blue Mauritius Upcoming film to star famed Blue Mauritius; producers bill story as ‘heist of the century’
Stamps are heading to the big screen this year, in a new movie titled The Blue Mauritius. (Read more...)

Apfelbaum, Graham and Straight in APS hall
The American Philatelic Society has inducted three eminent philatelists into its hall of fame: Earl P.L. Apfelbaum, Richard B. Graham and David L. Straight. (Read more...)

This die-cutting-omitted error pane of 20 United States 28¢ Polar Bear stamps was discovered in an auction consignment in late 2013. The pane will be sold at auction in April by Michael E. Aldrich, Inc. 28¢ Polar Bear pane without die cuts surfaces in Arizona
Michael Aldrich, a dealer, auctioneer and U.S. revenue specialist based in Carefree, Ariz., contacted Linn’s about the new find, which he discovered in late 2013 while sorting through an auction consignment. (Read more...)

New U.S. Batman stamp New U.S. Batman stamp
A new United States stamp to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman is being planned for July. The stamp would be issued at the annual Comic-Con convention planned for San Diego July 24-27, according to a briefing sheet prepared by the U.S. (Read more...)

Joan Adams Mondale (1930-2014)
Joan Adams Mondale, a former member of the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee and a prominent advocate of the arts, died Feb. 3. She was 83. (Read more...)

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