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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.
Four paintings on Hudson River School forever stamps
The preliminary designs for the United States Hudson River School commemorative forever stamps to be issued Aug. 21 were revealed in mid-May by the American Philatelic Society.
Nicaragua Statue of Liberty stamp
Nicaragua straddles the Central American Isthmus south of Honduras and north of Costa Rica. O
U.S. revenue stamps are fun — and so are the people who collect them
Quad City cancer auction
The Quad City Stamp Club of Iowa and Illinois held its 37th consecutive benefit auction for the American Cancer Society on May 4, raising $5,283.
International Year of Crystallography commemorated on recent stamps
A joint issue between Belgium and Slovenia will celebrate the International Year of Crystallography as declared by the United Nations. Other postal administrations also are issuing stamps to promote this year.
Brigham’s exhibit of Canada’s first issues to be shown at APS Stampshow
Ron Brigham’s world champion exhibit “The Pence and Cents, 1851-1868” will be featured in the court of honor at the American Philatelic Society’s annual summer convention and exhibition.
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