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Dutch postage rate increase on Jan. 1
The Netherlands’ PostNL announced Oct. 7 that it would raise postage rates Jan. 1, 2015. (Read more...)

Press sheet planned for $2 Circus souvenir sheet $2 Circus souvenir sheet press sheet planned
A press sheet will be issued Dec. 10 for the upcoming United States $2 Circus souvenir sheet. Pre-orders for the press sheet will start Nov. 10, with USPS item number 588708. (Read more...)

Lera to retire as research chairfor National Postal Museum
Thomas Lera, the Winton Blount research chair at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, will retire Nov. 1. (Read more...)

Video game icons appear on Irish stamps New Stamps of the World: Video game icons appear on Irish stamps issued Oct. 16
Four new stamps from Ireland feature “four of the most recognizable game icons in modern international culture,” according to Ireland’s An Post. (Read more...)

Museum hosts Sundman lecture Nov. 7
Chris West, the author of A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Maynard Sundman lecture in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Walmart to offer postal outlets Walmart to offer postal outlets
Walmart may be offering postal services at many of its stores. (Read more...)

Commission approves grocery delivery testing
Letter carriers in the San Francisco Bay area may soon begin delivering groceries as part of a newly approval market test. (Read more...)

Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp returns to sale Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp returns to sale
The United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp (Scott 4893) has been returned to sale at Stamp Fulfillment Services after selling out in September. (Read more...)

Scott eCatalogues provide the content without having to lug around a heavy book
In case you missed the announcement several months ago, online editions of the Scott catalogs are now available for purchase at scottonline.com. (Read more...)

The scarce Welsh Road Repair Fund halfpenny surcharge The scarce Welsh Road Repair Fund halfpenny surcharge
To the keen eye of a collector of British postal history, the postage charge of “1/3½” (1 shilling, 3 and a halfpence) marked at upper left on the front of the folded wrapper shown nearby begs for further investigation. (Read more...)

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