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Kelleher to auction ‘Grahway’ collection of Australia Kelleher to auction ‘Grahway’ collection of Australia
The “Grahway” collection of Australia and States and New Zealand and Dependencies will be dispersed to new owners at noon Oct (Read more...)

Liberty listings revised in Scott U.S. specialized Liberty listings revised in Scott U.S. specialized
The 93rd edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers for 2015 features a bevy of improvements and additions, along with more than 7,800 value changes. (Read more...)

Finnish stamp pane has five intentionally created varieties Finnish stamp pane has five intentionally created varieties
Like the United States Postal Service, Finland’s Itella Posti Oy has issued a limited edition of a stamp pane with intentionally created varieties. (Read more...)

Souvenir sheet, booklet for U.S. Rudolph issue Souvenir sheet, booklet for U.S. Rudolph issue
The designs for the four Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps were unveiled in late September by the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

ASDA president proposes council of hobby leaders
Mark Reasoner, the president of the American Stamp Dealers Association, has proposed the creation of a standing council of 11 hobby leaders and representatives with three important goals: recruit Internet-only collectors and dealers into organized philately, create new collectors from adults over age 50, and publicize the hobby and enhance the hobby’s image (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: Circus souvenir sheet USPS is following wrong playbook with Circus sheet
Collectors who purchase The 2014 Stamp Yearbook from the United States Postal Service will be treated to one item available in mint condition nowhere else: a special three-stamp “Circus souvenir sheet.” (Read more...)

Spink to auction unissued Australian rarity Spink to auction unissued Australian rarity
The only known examples of a 1936 unissued Australian King Edward VIII stamp will be offered at auction Oct. 16 by Spink London at its auction house at 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London. (Read more...)

No January United States postage rate increase planned
Citing uncertainty over its challenge to the future of the 49¢ first-class letter rate, the United States Postal Service announced Oct. 1 that it has decided against seeking a boost in stamp prices in January. (Read more...)

USPS plans to expand delivery test
Same-day deliveries by letter carriers are going to expand next year. (Read more...)

Mayberry Days Festival celebrates 25th anniversary Mayberry Days Festival celebrates 25th anniversary with postmark
The annual celebrations in Mount Airy, N.C., for television’s popular The Andy Griffith Show have been taking place for 25 years. (Read more...)

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