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Modern U.S. Mail: use of invalid stamps Research uncovers new details about use of invalid stamps
The previous Modern U.S. Mail column in Linn’s Nov. 10 issue was titled “Invalid postage on domestic U.S. mail from 1954 to the present.” (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: Capt. James Cook Stamps chronicle Capt. James Cook’s Pacific adventures
Capt. James Cook was not the first European to set sail for the Pacific Ocean. (Read more...)

Postal Service offers support for Christmas at ceremony Postal Service offers support for Christmas at ceremony
Those television commentators who believe there is a government plot to take Christ out of Christmas should have been at 1525 H St. N.W., Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19. (Read more...)

Editing, valuing for the 2016 Scott catalogs is well underway; market generally stable
Vol.1 of the 2016 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue will not be published until next April, about five months from now as I write in early November. (Read more...)

Recently discovered 1868 Large Queen of Canada sold by Eastern Recently discovered 1868 Large Queen of Canada sold by Eastern
In Halifax, Nova Scotia, Eastern Auctions held a sale of Canadian and worldwide stamps and postal history Oct. 16-18 (previewed in the Oct. 13 Linn’s). (Read more...)

Questions about the new postmaster general Questions about the new postmaster general
One of the United States Postal Service’s strongest allies in the Senate is concerned about how the federal agency selected its postmaster general-designate. (Read more...)

Winter Fun stamped envelopes temporarily unavailable Winter Fun stamped envelopes temporarily unavailable
One of the three packs of 10 United States Winter-themed forever stamped envelopes issued Oct. 1 were temporarily removed from sale. (Read more...)

Withdrawn Ireland stamp found in kiloware Withdrawn Ireland stamp found in kiloware
A used example of a withdrawn Irish Citizen Army stamp has been discovered in kiloware. (Read more...)

Fraud alert from the American Philatelic Society
The American Philatelic Society alerted its members Nov. 17 via e-mail of a fraud alert. (Read more...)

Scott Classic Specialized eCatalogue available
The online, or eCatalogue, version of the 2015 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 is now available for purchase. I (Read more...)

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