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Born April 26: John James Audubon Born April 26: John James Audubon
The 22¢ stamp honoring John James Audubon in 1985 (Scott 1863) was the second to show a portrait of the Haitian-born ornithologist and artist (Read more...)

Saadi reports APS executive director search is 'going well'
At the Westpex show April 25, Wade Saadi gave an update on the American Philatelic Society. (Read more...)

Born April 25: Ella Fitzgerald Born April 25: Ella Fitzgerald
Printed on the back of the pane for the 39¢ stamp honoring singing legend Ella Fitzgerald is this message: "Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996) was widely known as 'the first lady of song (Read more...)

Former Linn Former Linn's editor Laurence discusses Chronicle at Westpex
Michael Laurence, the former editor-publisher of Linn's Stamp News, has spent the better part of a half century in the world of print journalism. (Read more...)

USPS commended for Angelou stamp decision, Special Olympics stamp planned: Week USPS commended for Angelou stamp decision, Special Olympics stamp planned: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

‘Mails of the Westward Expansion’ provides facinating account of early U.S. mail routes ‘Mails of the Westward Expansion’ provides fascinating account of early U.S. mail routes
Westward expansion in the United States began in earnest in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. (Read more...)

Gibbons shifting focus to navigate market turmoil
The renowned British stamp firm of Stanley Gibbons is downplaying the profit warning it issued to shareholders in early April, even as the firm has taken steps in recent months to diversify its business activities and insulate its bottom line from the ups and downs of dealing in high-end stamps (Read more...)

Heraldic beasts appear on British labels
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will feature six heraldic beasts on pictorial computer-produced self-adhesive postage labels to be issued May 13 during London 2015 Europhilex, which will take place May 13-16 at the Business Design Centre in London, England (Read more...)

Annual USPS jazz envelope released: Morning Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. (Read more...)

Born April 24: Willem de Kooning Born April 24: Willem de Kooning
A leading artist of the abstract expressionist movement, Willem de Kooning was born April 24, 1904 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He moved to the United States in 1926, settling in New York City. (Read more...)

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