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Recent New York auction realizations Recent New York auction realizations
 Cherrystone Auctions held a sale of worldwide stamps and postal history April 29-30 in New York City. (Read more...)

Upright Jenny Invert stamp doesn’t sell Upright Jenny Invert stamp doesn’t sell
A single United States upright $2 Jenny Invert stamp cut from a pane of six did not sell during the May 21 Daniel F. Kelleher auction in Danbury, Conn. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Brand Spain campaign Spain issues stamps to promote Brand Spain campaign
Six new stamps from Spain spell out the country name in Spanish, “Espana,” with one letter on each stamp. (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: Australian states Stamps of Australian states: an eye out for affordable classics
The nation of Australia as we know it today evolved from six British colonies. Australia became a federated nation Jan. 1 (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Dietz souvenir sheets Frederick H. Dietz National Poster Stamp Society souvenir sheets
Several years ago, in Linn’s U.S. Notes of Nov. 7, 2005, I pictured and described two Frederick H. Dietz National Poster Stamp Society souvenir sheets similar to the two different examples shown here in Figure 1. (Read more...)

Dollar-sign stamps: Postal history and the Jenny Invert Postal history opportunities abound for Jenny Invert pane
Of the 100 elusive upright Jenny Invert panes randomly and blindly distributed by the United States Postal Service, Linn’s has documented 18 finds via reports from the USPS and collectors. (Read more...)

Three Jenny Invert errors sell at auction within 10 days Three Jenny Invert errors sell at auction within 10 days
Three examples of the famous Inverted Jenny, the 1918 24¢ airmail stamp with the biplane in the center printed upside down in error (United States Scott C3a), crossed the auction block over the course of 10 days. (Read more...)

White House hosts Harvey Milk stamp ceremony White House hosts Harvey Milk stamp ceremony
The White House hosted an unusual first-day ceremony for the Harvey Milk commemorative forever stamp issued May 22. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: fees for U.S. shortpaid mail Circumstances determined handling, fees for U.S. shortpaid mail
This is the first of two Modern U.S. Mail columns that will describe how, during the period of 1928 to 2014, the United States Post Office Department and then later the U.S. (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: British redirected mail Different characteristics help identify British redirected mail
Once the post office receives an item for delivery to a specific person at a given address, it dedicates itself to achieve that end. It persists in delivering the letter to alternate places until the intended recipient receives it. (Read more...)

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