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Vol. 6 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog More than 10,000 value changes recorded in Vol. 6 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog
The more than 10,000 value changes in Vol. 6 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue reflect a fairly stable market. The countries listed in Vol. 6 include San Marino through Zululand. (Read more...)

Fall ASDA 100th anniversary show Oct. 23-26 with 234 frames of exhibits to be judged
Under the direction of experienced international-level philatelists Colin Fraser and Stanley Piller, the Fall 2014 American Stamp Dealers Association National Postage Stamp Show in New York City will feature a 234-frame competitive exhibition that will be judged exclusively using international evaluation standards. (Read more...)

Donahoe turns to trusted friends for stamp committee Donahoe turns to trusted friends for stamp committee
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has responded to one of his predecessor’s sharp criticisms about the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee with his latest choices for the panel. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Look for D-rate U.S. Official Look for D-rate U.S. Official
United States — The United States Postal Service began its long-running Great Seal of the United States Official Mail series in 1983. (Read more...)

Great Sand Dunes National Park on two Sept. 4 postmarks Great Sand Dunes National Park on two Sept. 4 postmarks
Two postmarks mark the launch of a new United States quarter-dollar coin on Sept. 4. The coin from the U.S. Mint commemorates Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. (Read more...)

Celebrity Chefs stamp subjects revealed Celebrity Chefs stamp subjects revealed: Beard, Child, Chen, Lewis, Rojas-Lombardi
Five celebrity chefs will be honored Sept. 26 with a set of United States stamps: James Beard, Julia Child, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi. (Read more...)

Four CSAC appointees named
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has appointed four individuals to the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, including two former members of the USPS board of governors: Carolyn Lewis, who served from 2004-10, and Katherine C. T (Read more...)

War of 1812 series continues with Fort McHenry stamp War of 1812 series continues with new Fort McHenry stamp
The third United States commemorative stamp in a series marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812 will be issued Sept. 1 (Read more...)

Classic U.S., postal cards, more at Kelleher auction Classic U.S., postal cards, more at Kelleher auction Sept. 9-11
In a series of public auctions taking place Sept. 9-11, the Daniel F. Kelleher firm will present United States, British Commonwealth and worldwide stamps and postal history, along with a broad collection of U.S. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: Norway Norway set was postage, but also fundraiser for explorer Amundsen
The design of Norway Scott 104-110, depicting a polar bear atop a very small ice floe and gazing at an airplane overhead, seems sadly modern. I (Read more...)

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