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Scott U.S. Specialized eCatalogue available
The online, or eCatalogue, version of the 2015 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers is now available for purchase. A complete review of the U.S. market yielded more than 7,800 value changes spread throughout the catalog. (Read more...)

Spotlight: The origin of stamp collecting in America, Part 1 The origin of stamp collecting in America, Part 1: How stamp collecting came to the United States
European Prelude (Read more...)

Spotlight: The origin of stamp collecting in America, Part 2 The origin of stamp collecting in America, Part 2: How stamp collecting matured and spread
By the end of the Civil War in 1865, the stamp hobby had arrived and taken root in North America. Alongside collections of colorful patriotic envelopes, both unused and mailed, collectors had developed a culture grounded in the pursuit of as many different stamps from as many countries as possible, mounted and arranged in albums. E (Read more...)

Five Batman pictorial postmarks offered during Comic Con Five Batman pictorial postmarks offered during Comic Con
Collectors and comic book fans take note: the New York City post office created five different pictorial postmarks celebrating Batman. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Unsevered Guatemalan airmail Unsevered Guatemalan airmail
Guatemala — Collector interest in Latin America has generally been on the upswing of late. One country that many collectors have overlooked is Guatemala. (Read more...)

ATM pane added to the mix of Winter Fun forever stamps 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. (Read more...)

No ceremony for $2 Circus sheet 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. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: Scott U.S. pocket catalog For basic information about U.S. stamps, consider the Scott U.S. pocket catalog
Fall is a busy month for the Scott Publishing Co. (Read more...)

USPS calls off Rudolph 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. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Sacramento and the Pony Express stamp Sacramento sequestration of 1940 Pony Express stamps
Find a 1940 3¢ Pony Express commemorative stamp (Scott 894) used on a non-first-day cover from Sacramento, Calif., during the 1940s, and you likely have a rarity. (Read more...)

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