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Janis Joplin stamp fifth entry in Music Icons series Janis Joplin stamp fifth entry in Music Icons series Aug. 8
Rock star Janis Joplin (1943-70) will be honored Aug. 8 with a new United States commemorative forever stamp. (Read more...)

Harmer-Schau auction at APS Stampshow Harmer-Schau auction at APS Stampshow offers Commonwealth and U.S. rarities
Two British Commonwealth rarities and a new American first-day cover find are among the many stamps and postal history items offered by Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries in the firm’s Aug. 21-23 public auction. (Read more...)

Romanian airmail rarity in Regency-Superior auction Romanian airmail rarity in Aug. 23-24 Regency-Superior auction
Collectors will find two intriguing lots sharing an aviation theme among the many philatelic offerings in the upcoming American Philatelic Society Stampshow auction by Regency-Superior. (Read more...)

Postal museum selects Piazza as chief curator Postal museum selects Piazza as chief curator
Daniel A. Piazza, a stamp collector who joined the National Postal Museum as a researcher seven years ago, has been named its chief curator of philately and chair of the museum’s philately department. (Read more...)

Inspector general probes District of Columbia late mail Inspector general probes District of Columbia late mail
Is your mail arriving late in the day? (Read more...)

A tale of postal woes continues
The member of Congress who wrote the 2006 law that has been widely blamed for the United States Postal Service’s financial crisis is defending that act but warning that lawmakers are unlikely to come quickly to the agency’s rescue. (Read more...)

Union calls for Donahoe’s ouster
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe earned his postal credentials, along with former Postmaster General John E. “Jack” Potter, by resolving a mail delivery crisis in Washington, D.C., in the early 1990s. (Read more...)

Canada celebrates opening of first human rights museum Canada celebrates opening of first human rights museum
Canada Post will commemorate the upcoming September opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with a single nondenominated (85¢) permanent-rate stamp. The stamp will be issued Aug. 20 in a booklet of 10. (Read more...)

ArtCraft anniversary, early use auction at Americover ArtCraft anniversary, early use auction at August Americover show
The Washington Press has been a major supporter of the American First Day Cover Society since the founding of the AFDCS in 1955. Washington Press produces ArtCraft Cachets, a staple of FDC collecting. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Belgium Belgium’s second commemoratives came from art contest
Peru’s 5-centimo Locomotive and Arms stamp of 1871 (Scott 19) generally is considered to be the world’s first commemorative stamp, followed by a long gap until 1888-89, when New South Wales issued a series of six commemorative designs (77-82). (Read more...)

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