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Chutzpah: collector asks FDR for duplicate stamps in 1942 Chutzpah: collector asks FDR for duplicate stamps in 1942
Every now and then someone who shares our hobby demonstrates that they have lost their perspective when it comes to stamp collecting. (Read more...)

Special Olympics stamp marks upcoming Los Angeles Games Special Olympics stamp marks upcoming Los Angeles Games
From July 25 to Aug. 2, the Special Olympics World Games are taking place in Los Angeles, Calif., with the participation of 7,000 athletes representing 177 countries. (Read more...)

Britain marks 175 years of the world’s first stamps Britain marks 175 years of the world’s first stamps
The world’s first adhesive postage stamp was issued May 6, 1840, as part of sweeping postal reforms in Great Britain (Read more...)

Man charged with defrauding the USPS to tune of $650,000 appears in court
A North Carolina man charged with bilking United States Postal Service locations out of $650,000 worth of stamps and other merchandise went before a judge in Charlotte for the first time Wednesday, (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Train wreck cover returned to sender; spelling mistake U.S. Stamp Notes: Train wreck cover returned to sender; spelling mistake
Sometimes called “wreck,” “crash” or “distressed” mail, envelopes that survive transportation accidents have a devoted following among some collectors. (Read more...)

Manny Pacquiao gets stamp before fight with Floyd Mayweather: Morning Report Manny Pacquiao gets stamp before fight with Floyd Mayweather: Morning Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Paying tribute to the world’s first adhesive postage stamp Great Britain Philately: Paying tribute to the world’s first adhesive postage stamp
On May 6, Great Britain’s Royal Mail marks the 175th anniversary of the creation of the Penny Black, the world’s first adhesive postage stamp, with the souvenir sheet shown here (Read more...)

Symbolic designs on new U.N. stamps and stationery Symbolic designs on new U.N. stamps and stationery
The United Nations Postal Administration will issue four definitive stamps and six pieces of postal stationery May 7. (Read more...)

Despite quote questions, no plans for new Maya Angelou stamp Despite quote questions, no plans for new Maya Angelou stamp
The United States Postal Service has no plans to issue a different stamp honoring Maya Angelou, even though it appears that the quote inscribed on the stamp issued April 7 did not originate with her. (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: 1920 Eastern Silesia Stamp Identifier: 1920 Eastern Silesia
Overprinted stamps of Czechoslovakia (Read more...)

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