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Three Jenny Invert errors sell at auction within 10 days
Three examples of the famous Inverted Jenny, the 1918 24¢ airmail stamp with the biplane in the center printed upside down in error (United States Scott C3a), crossed the auction block over the course of 10 days.
White House hosts Harvey Milk stamp ceremony
The White House hosted an unusual first-day ceremony for the Harvey Milk commemorative forever stamp issued May 22.
Circumstances determined handling, fees for U.S. shortpaid mail
This is the first of two Modern U.S. Mail columns that will describe how, during the period of 1928 to 2014, the United States Post Office Department and then later the U.S.
Different characteristics help identify British redirected mail
Once the post office receives an item for delivery to a specific person at a given address, it dedicates itself to achieve that end. It persists in delivering the letter to alternate places until the intended recipient receives it.
Assembling a nice collection of covers with handstamp postmarks can be fun
I’ve never been a fan of the spray-on postmarks that the United States Postal Service uses to cancel almost all first-class mail.
Cherrystone auction offers CIA invert, British rarity and more
Cherrystone Auctions will offer two modern United States invert errors during its June 10-11 public auction.
Two stamp panes, postage label honor Pope Francis’ visit to Israel
Israel Post issued a personalized stamp pane and a computer-vended postage label to commemorate the May 25-26 visit of Pope Francis. Another personalized pane is scheduled to be issued after the visit.
Canada Post offers permanent coils in new roll sizes for businesses
Canada Post has introduced two new coil sizes for its nondenominated (85¢) Beavers permanent stamp originally issued March 31. The domestic letter-rate stamps became available May 1 in coils of 300 and 500.
USPS bans electronic cigarettes
The United States Postal Service has announced it is amending its smoking ban to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in any of its facilities.
San Francisco offers city hall postmark for Harvey Milk stamp
During a May 22 White House ceremony, the United States Postal Service issued a Harvey Milk forever stamp to honor the gay rights activist and politician.
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