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ASDA celebrates 100th year at Oct. 23-26 show ASDA celebrates 100th year at Oct. 23-26 show
Ushering in its 65th anniversary National Postage Stamp Show, the American Stamp Dealers Association will unveil a new era in its fall New York event with an array of firsts. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Club overprints in the early 20th century Club overprints in the early 20th century
I collect and am a fan of United States overprints, not the few official productions in U.S. philatelic history, but the unofficial overprints that stamp clubs added to contemporary low-denomination stamps in the 1920s to 1940s. A (Read more...)

Britain’s 2015 stamps to honor Penny Black, Magna Carta Britain’s 2015 stamps to honor Penny Black, Magna Carta
Among the anniversaries to be commemorated on Great Britain’s stamps in 2015 will be the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black, the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, according to a Sept. 2 (Read more...)

Collector finds unusual usages of the 5¢ Beacon airmail stamp Collector turns up unusual usages of the 5¢ Beacon airmail stamp
Kent Kobersteen has collected the 1928 United States 5¢ carmine and blue Beacon airmail stamp (Scott C11) for 40 years. (Read more...)

Kelleher to auction ‘Grahway’ collection of Australia Kelleher to auction ‘Grahway’ collection of Australia
The “Grahway” collection of Australia and States and New Zealand and Dependencies will be dispersed to new owners at noon Oct. 2 (Read more...)

Liberty listings revised in Scott U.S. specialized Liberty listings revised in Scott U.S. specialized
The 93rd edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers for 2015 features a bevy of improvements and additions, along with more than 7,800 value changes. (Read more...)

Finnish stamp pane has five intentionally created varieties Finnish stamp pane has five intentionally created varieties
Like the United States Postal Service, Finland’s Itella Posti Oy has issued a limited edition of a stamp pane with intentionally created varieties. (Read more...)

Souvenir sheet, booklet for U.S. Rudolph issue Souvenir sheet, booklet for U.S. Rudolph issue
The designs for the four Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps were unveiled in late September by the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

ASDA president proposes council of hobby leaders
Mark Reasoner, the president of the American Stamp Dealers Association, has proposed the creation of a standing council of 11 hobby leaders and representatives with three important goals: recruit Internet-only collectors and dealers into organized philately, create new collectors from adults over age 50, and publicize the hobby and enhance the hobby’s image. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: Circus souvenir sheet USPS is following wrong playbook with Circus sheet
Collectors who purchase The 2014 Stamp Yearbook from the United States Postal Service will be treated to one item available in mint condition nowhere else: a special three-stamp “Circus souvenir sheet.” (Read more...)

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