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Janet Klug appointed stamp committee chair
Stamp collector Janet Klug has been named by the United States Postal Service as the new chair of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.
Linn's U.S. Stamp Market Index - JANUARY 2014
Compiled by the staff of Linn’s Stamp News
Stamp Market Tips: Look for 1982 Ethiopian set
Ethiopia is one of those exotic countries with a small but dedicated and enthusiastic following in the United States. T
McCusker to auction Linn cacheted first-day cover in Feb. 4 sale
The Feb. 4 public auction No. 350 by James T. McCusker will include an example of the first cacheted first-day cover, created in 1923 by
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founder George W. Linn.
Seventy-five million Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamps unsold
The United States Postal Service’s fourth semipostal stamp was removed from sale Dec. 31, 2013, and if no Congressional action takes place, the unsold stamps — approximately 75 million of them — will head to the shredder.
Love stamp issued Jan. 21 features pink cut-paper heart
A pink heart caught inside a cut-paper rectangle with ornate flourishes serves as the design for the 2014 United States Love stamp issued Jan. 21.
Cover from 1938 promoted growth of airline mail services
Seldom does one find details about the growth of commercial air traffic on a mailed cover, but the 1938 example in Figure 1 provides a lot of information, even with the envelope contents missing.
Report sees parcels as the future of the U.S. Postal Service
The United States Postal Service has issued its annual report for fiscal 2013, a year that was marked by another $5 billion loss. B
Paraguay independence set offers a full range of challenge
Paraguay declared its independence from Spain in 1811, and 100 years later, the country marked the event philatelically with an attractive set of bicolored stamps featuring an allegorical image of Liberty or “The Republic.”
Communities on Canadian Black History pair
Canada Post continues its tradition of celebrating Black History Month, but this year with a slightly different twist.
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