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Mystic sells Inverted Jenny plate block 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 (Read more...)

McGowan replaced as stamp chief; Tackett acting manager 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. (Read more...)

Canada issues 32 stamps Oct. 3 to honor NHL teams, stars 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. (Read more...)

Souvenir sheet, booklet for U.S. Rudolph issue 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. (Read more...)

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...)

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