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Wilt Chamberlain stamp ceremony Dec. 5
The two United States Wilt Chamberlain commemorative forever stamps will be issued Dec. 5 in Philadelphia, Pa. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Fall of the Berlin Wall Stamps mark the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall
A stamp and souvenir sheet from Vatican City commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (Read more...)

New United Nations stamps honor Education First initiative New United Nations stamps honor Education First initiative
The United Nations Postal Administration issued six stamps Sept. 18 with the theme of “Education First.” (Read more...)

Julia Child, James Beard among chefs in new U.S. stamp set Celebrity Chefs honored Sept. 26
The United States Postal Service will issue a set of five stamps Sept. 26 honoring celebrity chefs James Beard, Julia Child, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi. (Read more...)

Stamp designer Howard Paine, ‘Father Art Director’ Stamp designer Howard Paine, 'Father Art Director'
Howard E. Paine, 85, one of the United States Postal Service’s most prolific stamp designers, died Sept. 13 at the Loving Arms Assisted Living Center in Front Royal, Va. (Read more...)

Australian Kangaroo and Map series stamps to be auctioned Australian Kangaroo and Map series stamps to be auctioned Oct. 7 by Siegel International
Australia’s 1913 Kangaroo and Map stamps were the first issued for the new country after the six British colonies on the Australian continent agreed to form an independent nation. (Read more...)

Revised Breast Cancer Research semipostal New printer, year date for revised Breast Cancer Research semipostal
The 2014-dated version of the United States (49¢+11¢) Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp will be issued Sept. 30 in Sacramento, Calif., with a noon first-day ceremony on the west steps of the capitol. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: The Philatelic Book of Secrets 'The Philatelic Book of Secrets' can help a collector more easily spot altered stamps
Regular readers of John Hotchner’s U.S. Stamp Notes column know that the column for the fourth week each month is devoted to explaining the world of expertizing. (Read more...)

New Glade Creek Grist Mill Priority Mail stamp Sept. 29 New Glade Creek Grist Mill Priority Mail stamp Sept. 29
A new United States $5.75 Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp will be issued Sept. 29 in Danese, W.Va. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Remembering Leonard Sherman Remembering Leonard Sherman and the Hammarskjold issue
The strangest things manage to make it through the mail in place of postage. The example pictured here reflects what was, at the time, a huge philatelic story that got significant play in the daily nonphilatelic press. (Read more...)

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