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Lack of zeal for 1865 Newfoundland seal led to design change
With the arrival of decimal currency in 1865, Newfoundland needed new postage stamps as well as new money.
New definitives represent subjects from sports to politics
Several postal administrations introduced new definitive stamp series this year. These regular-issue stamps display a variety of subjects from extreme sports to mushrooms to a national hero.
Canada marks tragic sinking of ‘Empress of Ireland’
Canada Post will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ocean liner
RMS Empress of Ireland
on May 29, with two stamp designs and two picture postal cards.
20th-century covers from little islands on different sides of globe
What a difference two similar letters can represent.
Combination first-day cover highlights 90 years of $2 stamps
Pictured nearby is a marvelous combination first-day cover for the United States $2 Jenny Invert stamp that was issued Sept. 22, 2013.
Top 10 recommendations for CSAC, thoughts from a committee veteran
asked recently retired Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee member Cary R. B
British stamps honor films and GPO documentaries
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will issue 10 stamps May 13 featuring British films and documentaries.
Tuskegee post office honors pilot instructor
Tuskegee airman and flight instructor C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson (1907-96) was honored with a United States 70¢ stamp issued March 13.
Stamps pay tribute to the ancient explorers of the Pacific
It is truly amazing when one thinks about the people who, in prehistoric times, found their way to hundreds of islands that are scattered throughout the South Pacific Ocean.
Machin definitives issued March 26 for rate increases
Every year around March, Royal Mail (the British post office) announces changes in rates of its most-used services. Usually, the changes are increases.
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