U.S. Stamp Notes: What’s the Byrd connection? What’s the Byrd connection to an 1844 stampless cover?
What a difference 90 years makes. The cover pictured below began its life as a stampless folded letter dated Oct. 8 (Read more...)

Dollar-Sign Stamps: 2012 Waves of Color stamps 2012 Waves of Color stamps not making waves on mail
Dec. 1, 2012, marked the first day of issue for the four United States Waves of Color stamps (Scott 4717-4720). (Read more...)

Poland wins its fifth Asiago award Poland wins its fifth Asiago award; Iceland, Portugal, Faroe Islands designs
A stamp commemorating the 455th anniversary of the post in Poland received the Asiago international award for philatelic art for the best stamp issued in 2013. (Read more...)

Monaco features American football, many other sports Monaco features American football, many other sports
American football is one of the sports represented on a new stamp from Monaco. (Read more...)

New sign of possible layoffs for postal workers
A new sign that the United States Postal Service is on the verge of laying off workers to achieve a reduction in payroll costs appeared in a recent job posting. (Read more...)

Former CSAC member endorses Bailar’s comments on stamp program
A former member of the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee has endorsed former postmaster general Benjamin Bailar’s criticism of the current stamp program. (Read more...)

Texas man charged with hoax mailings
For the past six years, United States postal inspectors have been chasing an individual who mailed hundreds of letters containing white powder to locations around the world. (Read more...)

Postage due on 1901 postal card raises questions Postage due assessment on 1901 postal card raises questions
Sometimes a mailed cover creates more questions than answers. (Read more...)

United States Postal Service posts big loss — or small profit
A $1 billion profit, or a $4.2 billion loss? (Read more...)

State of stamp collecting from Great Britain: 'Guardian' report highlights familiar themes
A Linn’s reader from Minnesota was kind enough to send me an article about the state of the stamp hobby that was published in April 2013 in the Guardian newspaper in Great Britain. (Read more...)

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