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Third plate number on Art Deco Bird nonprofit stamp Third plate number reported on Art Deco Bird nonprofit stamp
A third plate number has been found for the United States nondenominated (5¢) Art Deco Bird nonprofit coil stamp (Scott 4495). (Read more...)

Postmark for Batman’s 75th anniversary in Bat Cave, N.C. Postmark for Batman’s 75th anniversary in Bat Cave, N.C.
The Dark Knight, the comic legend Batman, celebrates his 75th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion on Batman Day, the Bat Cave, N.C. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Expertizing the 30¢ Roosevelt stamp Expertizing colors of the 30¢ Roosevelt Presidential series stamp
In the last expertizing column in Linn’s July 28 issue, largely devoted to how experts deal with the color problems posed by the 1851-57 3¢ Washington stamps, I promised in this installment to discuss modern-era color problems that challenge the experts. (Read more...)

Stamp Dealer Vignettes: Show checklist Show checklist: a surefire plan for success
A stamp show is coming up. (Read more...)

Farmers Markets stamps spark a price debate U.S. Farmers Markets stamp designs spark a price debate
Eating farm-fresh foods has won a four-stamp endorsement from the United States Postal Service — regardless of the cost. That, in effect, is the message the new forever stamps send. (Read more...)

Canada Post shrinks cancellation size Canada Post shrinks cancellation size
Canada Post recently responded to a customer’s request to make its sprayed-on cancellation size smaller. The postmark is applied at mail-processing and distribution plants. (Read more...)

Snowshoe baseball featured on Wisconsin cancel Snowshoe baseball featured on Wisconsin cancel
The northern Wisconsin community of Lake Tomahawk celebrated its centennial with a July 25 pictorial postmark. T (Read more...)

Counterfeit metered postage court case
A suburban Washington, D.C., man who ran two shipping centers has pleaded guilty to defrauding the United States Postal Service by counterfeiting approximately $76,000 worth of metered postage at his stores. (Read more...)

Middle East Stamps: Bahrain archaeology conference stamps Bahrain stamps honor international archaeology conference
On March 1, 1970, the third International Conference on Asian Archaeology opened in Bahrain. In honor of the occasion, Bahrain issued four commemorative stamps on that date. (Read more...)

Scott editors putting final touches on 2015 United States specialized catalog
As I write this column in late July, the Scott catalog editors are hard at work getting the last few value changes and editorial enhancements ready for the 2015 edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers. (Read more...)

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