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USPS Wilt Chamberlain video online USPS Wilt Chamberlain video online
The United States Postal Service has published a new video with clips from the Dec. 5 Wilt Chamberlain first-day ceremony, and interviews with basketball hall of famer Julius Erving and Chamberlain’s sister Selina Gross. (Read more...)

Globe-trotting Ruth Goldway ousted as PRC chairman
Congressional anger over the global travels of Postal Regulatory Commission chairman Ruth Goldway has apparently ended her reign at the federal agency that regulates postal services. (Read more...)

New opportunity on Linn’s editorial staff; Bigalke new 'American Philatelist' editor
On page 21 of this issue, there is an advertisement announcing an opening on the Linn’s Stamp News editorial staff. (Read more...)

Press sheets for $2 Circus souvenir sheet sold out quickly Press sheets for $2 Circus souvenir sheet sold out quickly
The press sheet for the $2 Circus souvenir sheet scheduled for release Dec. 10 sold out several days prior to the issue date, and the United States Postal Service is removing it from sale. (Read more...)

Story behind the painting on new Italian Christmas stamp The story behind the painting on new Italian Christmas stamp
Italy issued two stamps Dec. 1 reflecting the religious and secular aspects of Christmas. (Read more...)

Tied U.S. Christmas seal variety sells for record price on eBay Tied U.S. Christmas seal variety brings record price in recent auction on eBay
An example of a rare United States Christmas seal tied on a postcard set a record sale price in an eBay auction that closed Nov. 4. (Read more...)

Mossgreen, Prestige merge Dec. 1
Mossgreen Auctions and Prestige Philately have announced that the two Australian businesses have merged. (Read more...)

Just Move stamps still in storage Just Move stamps still in storage; new fitness stamps expected
United States stamps promoting physical activity for youngsters, printed for 2013 and subsequently blocked from release because of design concerns, are still stuck in storage. (Read more...)

Airmail flew with red and blue borders Airmail flew with red and blue borders
About 20 percent of the work of the National Postal Museum’s philately department involves answering public inquiries. Most of these are pretty routine, but occasionally they are an opportunity to do research and learn something. (Read more...)

PMG-designate Brennan will need friends on Capitol Hill
When Megan Brennan becomes the nation’s 74th postmaster general Feb. 1, she is likely to discover that one of her big challenges is making friends on Capitol Hill. (Read more...)

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