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Quad City cancer auction
The Quad City Stamp Club of Iowa and Illinois held its 37th consecutive benefit auction for the American Cancer Society on May 4, raising $5,283. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Crystallography International Year of Crystallography commemorated on recent stamps
A joint issue between Belgium and Slovenia will celebrate the International Year of Crystallography as declared by the United Nations. Other postal administrations also are issuing stamps to promote this year. (Read more...)

Brigham’s Canada’s first issues exhibit at APS Stampshow Brigham’s exhibit of Canada’s first issues to be shown at APS Stampshow
Ron Brigham’s world champion exhibit “The Pence and Cents, 1851-1868” will be featured in the court of honor at the American Philatelic Society’s annual summer convention and exhibition. (Read more...)

U.N. stationery surcharged
The United Nations Postal Administration will issue surcharged versions of U.N./New York postal stationery June 6 to meet new United States Postal Service rates that went into effect earlier this year, on Jan. 26. (Read more...)

New U.N. definitive stamps to feature abstract designs New U.N. definitive stamps to feature abstract designs
The United Nations Postal Administration will issue six definitive stamps June 6, two each for the U.N. post offices at U.N. buildings in the United States, Switzerland and Austria. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Censored mail and the Manhattan Project Censored domestic mail and the secret Manhattan Project
Why would a domestic letter within the continental United States be censored? (Read more...)

Upright Jenny Invert pane found in Virginia; tally at 18 Latest upright Jenny Invert pane found in Virginia; tally at 18
A new find of the intentionally created upright variety of the United States $2 Jenny Invert pane surfaced recently in Virginia. (Read more...)

Two Hot Rods forever stamps debut June 6 in York, Pa.
Two classic hot rods will debut on new forever stamps to be issued June 6 in York, Pa. (Read more...)

First-Day Covers: collecting jargon First-day cover collectors have a language that’s all their own
Just like mainstream stamp collecting, first-day cover collecting has its own jargon. This is particularly true in the United States, where U.S. Postal Service guidelines allow more latitude for creating FDCs than collectors find in other countries. (Read more...)

Uruguayan federation addresses the Brasiliana controversy
The front page of the Dec. 23, 2013, Linn’s Stamp News included the article “Controversy erupts over Brasiliana 2013 results” written by Linn’s editor Charles Snee. (Read more...)

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