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Born Feb. 1: John Ford Born Feb. 1: John Ford
Film director John Ford, born Feb. 1, 1894, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, was honored on a forever stamp issued May 23, 2012 (Scott 4668) (Read more...)

Born Jan. 31: Jackie Robinson Born Jan. 31: Jackie Robinson
Born Jack Roosevelt Robinson in Cairo, Georgia, on Jan. 31, 1919, Jackie Robinson would enter the history books at age 28 on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black baseball player in the major leagues in what is known as baseball’s modern era, thereby successfully integrating the game (Read more...)

Guyer of APS named ASDA executive director
Mark Reasoner, president of the American Stamp Dealers Association, announced Jan. 30 that Dana Guyer will become the next executive director of the ASDA. (Read more...)

Hawaii newpaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee Hawaii newspaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee
United States stamp artist Clarence Lee has died at age 79, according to a Jan. 30 report by Gregg K (Read more...)

Lithuania’s coins on stamps: new and old Lithuania’s coins on stamps: new and old
Lithuania officially converted to the euro as its currency on Jan. 1 and issued a €0.75 stamp the next day to commemorate the event. (Read more...)

USPS on upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hot item: Week USPS explains upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hit: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news. Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics (Read more...)

Eighth set issued in U.N. Coin and Flag series Eighth set issued in U.N. Coin and Flag series
The United Nations Postal Administration has temporarily ended its Coin and Flag series. The eighth set of 24 stamps was issued Feb. 6, and according to UNPA, it may be the last set for a while. (Read more...)

Canada Post issues Nelson Mandela stamp New Canada stamp pays tribute to honorary Canadian citizen Mandela
Canada Post unveiled a stamp honoring Nelson Mandela Jan. 27. (Read more...)

Jersey features protected species Jersey features protected species
Jersey Post will introduce new computer-produced self-adhesive postage labels featuring the island’s protected animal species Feb. 18, the first day of the spring Stampex show in London. (Read more...)

Is your 1¢ green Franklin stamp Scott 594 or 596? If it is, you have a winner Is your 1¢ green Franklin stamp Scott 594 or 596? If it is, you have a winner

Most 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamps are common and valued at less than $1, but two rotary press varieties that look almost the same as common flat-plate issues are scarce and worth thousands. Ken Lawrence explains how to understand and identify the rare ones.

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