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USPS slowing plant closing plans
The United States Postal Service is putting the brakes on plans to close 89 more mail processing plants and to shutter rural post offices. (Read more...)

Stamp Hobby Views: Stamp committee considerations Stamp advisory committee considers all subjects
Editor’s note: Linn’s asked recently retired Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee member Cary R. B (Read more...)

Confederate postal history in Feb. 26 Siegel auction Confederate postal history in Feb. 26 Siegel auction
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries in New York offered the Benjamin Wishnietsky collection of Confederate States stamps and postal history on Feb. 26, with many items on the market for the first time in decades. (Read more...)

Russian cliche pane error in Cherrystone February auction Russian cliche pane error in Cherrystone February auction
Cherrystone Auctions in New York offered the Igor Gorski specialized collection of Russia Feb. 20. (Read more...)

New global forever stamp debuts April 22 New global forever stamp debuts April 22
The round United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp will be issued on Earth Day, April 22, in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Shipping delay for Lincoln press sheet variety Shipping delay for Lincoln press sheet variety
Collectors who ordered the press sheet without die cuts for the United States 21¢ Abraham Lincoln stamp have experienced unexpected delays. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: China China’s Congress issue in demand
People’s Republic of China — For all of its quirks and jerks, ups and downs, the Chinese market remains the most active and the most volatile in the world. T (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Floating Safe stamps Scarce Floating Safe stamps recall failed 1920s experiment
The sinkings of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912, and the RMS Lusitania on May 7, 1915, were the most notorious maritime disasters of the decade, and inspired some inventions of similar design for safeguarding mail and valuables on ships. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Easter, cartoon, rabbits New stamps show Easter, cartoon, rare and pet rabbits
A symbol of Easter and spring, rabbits are pictured on several new stamps. (Read more...)

300-year history of Buckingham Palace in London British stamps show 300-year historyof Buckingham Palace in London
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will issue 10 stamps April 15 featuring Buckingham Palace. (Read more...)

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