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British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta to be sold British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta to be sold; Sotheby's to gavel stamp in NYC June 17
Last sold at auction in 1980, the world famous British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta will once again be gaveled down to a new owner. (Read more...)

Upcoming film to star Blue Mauritius Upcoming film to star famed Blue Mauritius; producers bill story as ‘heist of the century’
Stamps are heading to the big screen this year, in a new movie titled The Blue Mauritius. (Read more...)

Buy India’s UPU Centenary sheet Buy India's UPU Centenary sheet
India — The market for Indian stamps is still fairly active in India, Europe, Great Britain, and the United States, with certain mint sets from the 1960s through the 1980s in strong demand. (Read more...)

Apfelbaum, Graham and Straight in APS hall
The American Philatelic Society has inducted three eminent philatelists into its hall of fame: Earl P.L. Apfelbaum, Richard B. Graham and David L. Straight. (Read more...)

Author Ralph Ellison honored in Literary Arts series Author Ralph Ellison honored in Literary Arts series Feb. 18
A United States stamp was issued Feb. 18 commemorating Ralph Ellison in the year of his birth centennial. The new 91¢ stamp honoring the author of Invisible Man is the 29th in the Literary Arts series that began in 1979. (Read more...)

A new collecting area to explore: full stamp sets on cover A new collecting area to explore: full stamp sets used on cover
I have never much thought about it, but outside of first-day covers, it is unusual to see complete sets of United States stamps on envelopes that have been sent through the mail. Two recently acquired examples are pictured with this column. (Read more...)

Spain honors collecting, Ponce de Leon and Junipero Serra Spain honors collecting, Ponce de Leon and Junipero Serra
Eight new self-adhesive stamps from Spain are devoted to the subject of collecting, including stamp collecting. (Read more...)

$1 Wisdom pulls extra duty as 1¢ stamp on overfranked cover $1 Wisdom pulls extra duty as 1¢ stamp on overfranked cover
Much as the United States Postal Service might like it to be so, it can’t just snap its fingers and raise postal rates. (Read more...)

Postal Service delighted with new Senate bill, but trouble looms
When the Senate Homeland Security Committee finally approved a postal rescue bill Feb. 6, United States Postal Service officials were delighted. (Read more...)

This die-cutting-omitted error pane of 20 United States 28¢ Polar Bear stamps was discovered in an auction consignment in late 2013. The pane will be sold at auction in April by Michael E. Aldrich, Inc. 28¢ Polar Bear pane without die cuts surfaces in Arizona
Michael Aldrich, a dealer, auctioneer and U.S. revenue specialist based in Carefree, Ariz., contacted Linn’s about the new find, which he discovered in late 2013 while sorting through an auction consignment. (Read more...)

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