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USPS on upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hot item: Week USPS explains upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hit: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news. Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Cadillac Post cover similar to U.S. envelope U.S. Stamp Notes: Cadillac Post cover similar to U.S. envelope
Over the years, I’ve seen Cadillac Post local covers but was never able to pin down their story. A recent cache found at a dealer table has helped. (Read more...)

Is your 1¢ green Franklin stamp Scott 594 or 596? If it is, you have a winner Is your 1¢ green Franklin stamp Scott 594 or 596? If it is, you have a winner

Most 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamps are common and valued at less than $1, but two rotary press varieties that look almost the same as common flat-plate issues are scarce and worth thousands. Ken Lawrence explains how to understand and identify the rare ones.

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$2 Patriotic Waves stamp issued today $2 Patriotic Waves stamp issued today
The United States $2 Patriotic Waves stamp is being issued today at Southeastern Stamp Expo in Norcross, Ga. (Read more...)

Born Jan. 30: Franklin D. Roosevelt Born Jan. 30: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, born Jan. 30, 1882, was elected president of the United States for four consecutive terms, and served in that office for more than 12 years, from his first inauguration on March 4, 1933, until his death on April 12, 1945. (Read more...)

Upright Jenny Invert pane, imperf stamps from press sheets to be listed by Scott Upright Jenny Invert pane, imperf stamps from press sheets to be listed by Scott
When the United States upright Jenny Invert pane burst on the scene in late 2013, the Scott editors and I felt that it was not a listable item. (Read more...)

New book ‘The World’s First Postage Stamp’ salutes Holyoake’s grand prix-winning Penny Black exhibit New book ‘The World’s First Postage Stamp’ salutes Holyoake’s grand prix-winning Penny Black exhibit
Alan Holyoake was bitten by the stamp-collecting bug in 2001 — when he was high above the ground, during a flight to Geneva. (Read more...)

eBay stamp-market savant profiled: Morning Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of philately: (Read more...)

Stars and Stripes coil ceremony at Texpex stamp show Stars and Stripes coil ceremony at Texpex stamp show
The first day ceremony for the United States Stars and Stripes presorted standard coil stamps will take place Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Texpex stamp show in Grapevine, Texas. (Read more...)

You don You don't have to buy 10,000
When the United States Postal Service issues its new 1¢ Bobcat coil stamp Feb. 21, collectors won't have to buy the full roll of 10,000 stamps. (Read more...)

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