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Three new United States holiday stamp issues planned
The United States Postal Service plans to offer three new holiday stamp issues this fall, most likely in October or November.
Janis Joplin stamp ceremony tickets
The United States Postal Service is offering a limited number of complimentary general admission tickets for collectors who would like to attend the Aug. 8 first-day ceremony for the Janis Joplin forever stamp.
Germany puts World Cup Champions stamp on fast track
Deutsche Post, the German postal authority, wasted no time in producing a new stamp to celebrate the German national team’s world championship victory in soccer’s 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Linn’s digital on Saturday
Beginning July 26, with the Aug. 11 issue,
digital edition will be available Saturday mornings — two days earlier than the current Monday delivery schedule.
Michael Rogers merges with Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions
The firm of Daniel F. Kelleher, one of philately’s oldest names, has announced a merger with Michael Rogers, a leader in the burgeoning field of Asian philately.
Linn’s digital archive available July 1
Effective July 1, the
Linn’s Stamp News
digital archive housed on the Mattercast digital platform is once again available to subscribers.
Janis Joplin stamp design revealed, to be issued Aug. 8
The design of the Janis Joplin forever stamp to be issued in August was revealed by the United States Postal Service in late June. The image was pictured in the Quarter 3 issue of the USPS
catalog for stamp collectors.
First upright $2 Jenny Invert pane auctioned; fourth 24¢ Jenny Invert single sold in 45 days
Two very different versions of the famous United States Jenny Invert error were successfully auctioned within minutes of each other during the June 26 Rarities of the World sale by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries in New York City.
Country music stamps revealed: includes four living legends
Five Canadian legends of country music will be honored July 31 on new commemorative permanent stamps from Canada Post. The five stamps feature musicians Shania Twain, Tommy Hunter, Hank Snow, k.d. lang and Renee Martel.
Unique British Guiana 1¢ Magenta stamp sells
The world's most legendary postage stamp, the unique 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta, was auctioned June 17 at Sotheby’s in New York City for a record-shattering $9.48 million.
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