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Breaking Stamp News
World record realization set for unissued Australian stamps
Changing hands for the first time since 1936, a unique block of six of an unissued 2-penny King Edward VIII stamp set a new world record price for an Australian philatelic item Oct. 1
ATM pane added to the mix of Winter Fun forever stamps
The United States Winter Fun forever stamps will be issued in two different formats Oct. 23 in New York City.
No ceremony for $2 Circus sheet
Baraboo, Wis., home to the Circus World Museum and the former site of the Ringling Brothers circus headquarters, will be featured as the official first-day city for the upcoming $2 Circus souvenir sheet.
USPS calls off Rudolph souvenir sheet; double-sided pane of 20 set for Nov. 6
A planned souvenir sheet for the upcoming United States Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps set will not be issued.
APS board considering loan to library for building project
The American Philatelic Society board of directors is making plans for the $1.3 million gift left to the society by 25-year APS member Walter Weber, who died May 23.
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.
McGowan replaced as stamp chief; Tackett new acting manager
Susan McGowan, a public relations executive who was named head of the United States Postal Service’s stamp program in December 2012, has been replaced, a USPS spokesman confirmed Oct. 8.
Canada issues 32 stamps Oct. 3 to honor NHL teams, stars
Canada Post issued a set of stamps Oct. 3 honoring the seven Canada-based National Hockey League teams, and star defensemen from the original six NHL teams.
Souvenir sheet, booklet for U.S. Rudolph issue
The designs for the four Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps were unveiled in late September by the United States Postal Service.
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.
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