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Attractive set of Laotian stamps popular with topical collectors
For sheer aesthetic eye appeal, bright colors, exotic topics and beautiful engraving, it is hard to beat the stamps of the Kingdom of Laos from 1951 to 1975.
More than 2,000 value changes for Japan in Vol. 4 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog
In Vol. 4 of the 2015 Scott
Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue
, which includes stamp listings for countries of the world J-M, more than 11,000 value changes were recorded.
Britain to issue first six stamps in five-year World War I series
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will begin its World War I commemorative stamp series July 28 with six stamps and a prestige booklet.
Two stamps from Australia celebrate airmail centenary
Australia Post issued two stamps July 1 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Australia’s first domestic airmail flight, made July 16-18, 1914, by Maurice Guillaux.
United Nations World Heritage stamps feature the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, is pictured on six stamps issued July 16 by the United Nations Postal Administration.
Thirteen individuals pictured on Medal of Honor: Korean War pane
Two new United States commemorative forever stamps honoring Korean War Medal of Honor recipients will be issued July 26 in Arlington, Va.
Off the charts results for Feldman sale of John E. du Pont’s British Guiana collection
While Sotheby’s June 17 auction of the legendary British Guiana 1¢ Magenta for almost $9.5
Priority Mail rate change Sept. 7, pending commission approval
Shipping rates for Priority Mail are slated to increase Sept. 7 by approximately 1.7 percent. The United States Postal Service filed a proposed rate schedule with the Postal Regulatory Commission July 1.
APS board continues search for new executive director
The search for a new American Philatelic Society executive director is ongoing, according to APS board member and immediate past president Wade E. Saadi.
More than 75 living people on U.S. stamps; model and athletes are recent discoveries
An 1866 statute still on the books prohibits the placing of a portrait of a living person on “United States currency and securities.” For a very long time, the U.S. Post Office Department properly interpreted that as applying to stamps.
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