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Born May 22: Harvey Milk Born May 22: Harvey Milk
One year ago today, a nondenominated (49¢) forever stamp commemorating politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk was issued in Washington, D (Read more...)

Harmers International to conduct spring auction June 6 at Collectors Club in New York City
Harmers International will present its spring auction June 6 at the Collectors Club, 22 E. 35th St. in New York City. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: Australia’s first postal issues were not even postage stamps Stamps Down Under: Australia’s first postal issues were not even postage stamps
Australia and the United States are on opposite sides of the globe, but both nations share similarities from a historical perspective. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Why were some postage due stamps “VOIDED” on U.S. mail? Modern U.S. Mail: Why were some postage due stamps “VOIDED” on U.S. mail?
Historically, postage due stamps on mail were used when unpaid postage was collected from an addressee (Read more...)

British stamps remember the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo British stamps remember the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will issue 10 stamps June 18 to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. (Read more...)

Head of USPS stamp services Penner keen to help get the news out quickly Head of USPS stamp services Penner keen to help get the news out quickly
On May 18, Mary-Anne Penner, acting director of stamp services for the United States Postal Service, held her first teleconference with members of the philatelic media. (Read more...)

Born May 21: Raymond Burr Born May 21: Raymond Burr
A 44¢ stamp picturing actor Raymond Burr with his Perry Mason co-star William Talman (Scott 4414n) was issued Aug. 11, 2009, as part of the Early TV Memories set. (Read more...)

May 31 rates turn up in post offices on May 20
When United States post offices opened for business Wednesday morning, May 20, all point-of-sale equipment had been reprogrammed to automatically calculate prices on customer purchases at the new postage rates. (Read more...)

Stamps from Thailand Post to help victims of Nepal earthquake Stamps from Thailand Post to help victims of Nepal earthquake
Thailand Post issued a pane of stamps May 8 to help raise money for victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal (Read more...)

The Stamp: A new philatelic mystery novel The Stamp: A new philatelic mystery novel
The following is a press release from the author of a new philatelic mystery novel. (Read more...)

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