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World’s oldest post office offered for sale World’s oldest post office, founded in 1712, offered for sale
The world’s oldest operating post office is for sale, according to a press release from the Post Office, the United Kingdom’s retail company of 11,500 branches that provide a variety of services, including selling postage stamps. (Read more...)

Swiss Post making stamps, products more visible to public
Swiss Post reports that it is attempting to strengthen philatelic sales by showcasing more of its products at large post offices. (Read more...)

U.N. and duck stamp theft reported
Collections of United Nations stamps and first-day covers were stolen April 12 in Cleveland, Ohio. A collection of state duck stamps was also taken. (Read more...)

Nevada Statehood stamp will show Valley of Fire state park Nevada Statehood stamp will show Valley of Fire state park
The design for the Nevada Statehood stamp to be issued May 29 was unveiled in mid-April by the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Hudson River School art stamps to be issued Aug. 21 at APS Stampshow
Four works of art from the 19th-century Hudson River School art movement will be honored with commemorative forever stamps to be issued Aug. 21 in Hartford, Conn. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: People’s Republic of China China airmail set from 1957-58
People’s Republic of China — The People’s Republic of China hasn’t issued many airmail stamps: just one set of five (Scott C1-C5) on May 1, 1951, and another set of four (C6-C9) in 1957-58. (Read more...)

Cover with $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps sells for $1,051 Cover with seven $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps sells for $1,051
A registered cover franked with seven $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps and mailed in March 1950 from New York City to Denver, Colo., sold March 2 for just north of $1,000. (Read more...)

Stamp Dealer Vignettes: Expertizing process The process of expertizing should be uncomfortable
John Wayne is quoted as saying, “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” I certainly don’t feel that I am in the category of the courageous, nor does stamp expertizing scare me to death. H (Read more...)

UNPA International Jazz Day stamps UNPA stamps to commemorate International Jazz Day, April 30
The United Nations Postal Administration will celebrate International Jazz Day on 36 stamps and a souvenir card to be issued April 30. (Read more...)

Covering the World: Kuwait cover Kuwait cover arrived on meeting date
On Aug. 2, 1990, the armed forces of Iraq invaded Kuwait, its neighbor to the south, and declared Kuwait to be a province of Iraq. Less than a month earlier, Kuwait had issued a set of definitive stamps depicting the head of a hawk. (Read more...)

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