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Inspector general probes District of Columbia late mail Inspector general probes District of Columbia late mail
Is your mail arriving late in the day? (Read more...)

A tale of postal woes continues
The member of Congress who wrote the 2006 law that has been widely blamed for the United States Postal Service’s financial crisis is defending that act but warning that lawmakers are unlikely to come quickly to the agency’s rescue. (Read more...)

Union calls for Donahoe’s ouster
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe earned his postal credentials, along with former Postmaster General John E. “Jack” Potter, by resolving a mail delivery crisis in Washington, D.C., in the early 1990s. (Read more...)

Canada celebrates opening of first human rights museum Canada celebrates opening of first human rights museum
Canada Post will commemorate the upcoming September opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with a single nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamp. The stamp will be issued Aug. 20 in a booklet of 10. (Read more...)

ArtCraft anniversary, early use auction at Americover ArtCraft anniversary, early use auction at August Americover show
The Washington Press has been a major supporter of the American First Day Cover Society since the founding of the AFDCS in 1955. Washington Press produces ArtCraft Cachets, a staple of FDC collecting. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Belgium Belgium’s second commemoratives came from art contest
Peru’s 5-centimo Locomotive and Arms stamp of 1871 (Scott 19) generally is considered to be the world’s first commemorative stamp, followed by a long gap until 1888-89, when New South Wales issued a series of six commemorative designs (77-82). (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Internet research Internet research helps to bring postal history items alive
The Internet is an amazing tool for making postal history items come alive. Take the cover shown in Figure 1, for example. (Read more...)

EBay ends stamp oversight program; Linn’s digital delivery two days earlier
Linn’s reported last week that eBay, the giant online commerce site, decided to shutter its popular oversight programs that helped identify and remove problematic stamp listings. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Burkina Faso Tribal Masks set Burkina Faso Tribal Masks set
Burkina Faso — This landlocked West African nation was formerly the French colony of Upper Volta, so named because it encompasses the headwaters and upper drainage area of the Volta River. I (Read more...)

Linn Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index - July 2014
Prices for United States stamps in the grade of fine-very fine, the general grade used with this index, remained fairly steady over the last three months, with a minimal decrease noted. (Read more...)

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