News

Representative supports Diwali stamp
United States Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced a resolution Jan. 14 advocating that the United States Postal Service issue a stamp for Diwali (also called Deepavali), an ancient Hindu festival of lights celebrated in India and many other countries (Read more...)

USPS files for rate increases
Prices for the second ounce of domestic letters and postcards would increase by 1¢ and 1-ounce international letters by 5¢, under a new rate schedule announced by the United States Postal Service Jan. 15. (Read more...)

Paddington Bear stars in new movie, on British stamps Paddington Bear stars in new movie and on British stamps
Children’s book character Paddington Bear makes his big-screen movie debut in theaters across the United States Jan. 16. (Read more...)

Royal symbols and rodents shared Canada’s first stamps Royal symbols and rodents shared Canada’s first stamps
When the need to create postage stamps for Canada became urgent, James Morris, Canada’s first postmaster general, turned to another Scottish emigrant like himself, the young surveyor Sandford Fleming (Read more...)

Dollar-Sign Stamps: Priority Mail box pulls double duty with stamps and PVI label Dollar-Sign Stamps: Priority Mail box pulls double duty with stamps and PVI label
One of the many nice benefits of membership in the American Philatelic Society is receiving, upon request, circuit books of stamps and covers from the APS sales division (Read more...)

Obama aide Jarrett to attend Black Heritage ceremony
A senior White House official is planning to attend the Feb. 12 first-day ceremony of the next Black Heritage stamp at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Taylor ceremony update
The first-day ceremony for the United States stamp honoring Robert Robinson Taylor will take place Feb. 12 at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

William Tecumseh Sherman stamp caused controversy William Tecumseh Sherman stamp caused controversy
Long after the end of the Civil War, seven decades of peace between the North and the South was rattled by a 3¢ purple stamp (Scott 787). (Read more...)

Mistakes found on map stamps of the British Virgin Islands Mistakes found on map stamps of the British Virgin Islands
Philatelically speaking, the British Virgin Islands are well known for a major error of the Victorian era nicknamed “The Missing Virgin” (Scott 8c) (Read more...)

Searching for an upright Jenny Invert pane? Try high-volume post offices for better luck
On Jan. 9 we reported on Linns.com that the United States Postal Service had given away three upright Jenny Invert panes to three randomly selected individuals. (Read more...)

Select Page
First Prev Next Last