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Jordan issues stamps, souvenir sheet for pope’s visit
Jordan issued three stamps and a souvenir sheet to mark the May 24 visit of Pope Francis. (Read more...)

Canadian country music stamps revealed Country music stamps revealed: includes four living legends
Five Canadian legends of country music will be honored July 31 on new commemorative permanent stamps from Canada Post. The five stamps feature musicians Shania Twain, Tommy Hunter, Hank Snow, k.d. lang and Renee Martel. (Read more...)

Flyspecking the $2 Jenny Invert stamp Flyspecking the $2 Jenny Invert stamp: inking oddities abound
Stamp collectors love to flyspeck items in their collections, and the United States $2 Jenny Invert stamp (Scott 4806a) is ripe with oddities to discover. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Bisects in the United States Bisects allowed but not approved for use in the United States
The use of bisected stamps has a long and not entirely honorable history in the United States. (Read more...)

Medal of Honor stamp event at Korean War Memorial July 26 Medal of Honor stamp event at Arlington Cemetery July 26
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The United States Postal Service will issue two Medal of Honor: Korean War commemorative forever stamps July 26 in Arlington, Va. (Read more...)


Asia Philately: Indonesia’s Vienna Issues Indonesia’s Vienna Issues were created as revolution unfolded
Some collectors of worldwide stamps might be familiar with the 1948-50 Revolution series of postage stamps from Indonesia, stamps that usually are referred to as the Vienna Issues, but others might not be aware of them. (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: Stamps of New Britain Stamp Identifier: 1914-15 New Britain
Surcharged postage stamps (Read more...)

Dollar-sign Stamps: $2 Bobcat mistakenly paired $2 Bobcat mistakenly paired with 37¢ Flag during rate change
Longtime readers of Dollar-Sign Stamps know that I have a fondness for postal history showing dollar-denominated stamps mistakenly used as 1¢ or 2¢ stamps. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: Stellar Brandon CSA collection Stellar Brandon CSA collection, long hidden, reveals its beauty to a new generation
To say that Ralph Brandon had a passion for collecting the stamps and postal history of the Confederate States of America is an understatement. (Read more...)

Canadian Photography stamp series continues July 7 Canadian Photography series continues with seven designs
Canada Post will continue its series of commemorative stamps honoring Canadian photography July 7 with seven designs on stamps in booklets and souvenir sheets. (Read more...)

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