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USPS to auction football-themed items starting Aug. 4
The United States Postal Service will auction philatelic products Aug. 4-10 through its eBay store at www.ebay.com/stamps. (Read more...)

Medal of Honor: Korean War stamps dedicated July 26 Medal of Honor: Korean War stamps dedicated July 26 with Korean blessings at Arlington
The United States Postal Service dedicated its Medal of Honor: Korean War forever stamps in a solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery that almost resembled a joint stamp issue with the Republic of Korea. (Read more...)

Hudson River School forever stamps Aug. 21 Hudson River School forever stamps Aug. 21
Four Hudson River School paintings will grace new stamps in the United States Postal Service’s American Treasures series. The stamps will be issued Aug. 21 in Hartford, Conn., during the American Philatelic Society’s Stampshow. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Early examples of U.S. disinfected mail Early examples of U.S. disinfected mail; information sought on 1925 postcard marking
The usual means of identifying a piece of United States mail that in the early part of the 20th century had been exposed to disease and then subjected to a disinfecting process is to see a “disinfected” handstamp. P (Read more...)

Topics and Themes: Guitars on United States stamps Guitars on United States stamps celebrate the broad range, variety of American music
The Jimi Hendrix forever stamp issued March 13 (Scott 4880) is the latest United States stamp to include a guitar in the design. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Underwater post offices Stamps feature underwater post offices in the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans
Underwater post offices of yesterday and today are featured on two recent stamp issues. (Read more...)

Time to get ready for APS Stampshow in Hartford, Conn.
Stampshow, the largest stamp hobby show and exhibition in the country, is just days away. (Read more...)

Neil Armstrong birthplace honors 1969 moon landing Neil Armstrong birthplace honors 1969 moon landing
Wapakoneta, Ohio, the birthplace of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, celebrated the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing with a July 20 event during the city’s annual Moon Festival. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Cuban special delivery stamp Cuban special delivery stamp
Cuba — Cuba is the largest and second-most populated island in the Caribbean Sea. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: Australia’s airmail stamps Cracking the complexities of Australia’s airmail stamps
Collecting airmail stamps used to be an extraordinarily popular specialty, and it is still enjoyed by many collectors. F (Read more...)

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