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Museum offers app to unlock content, videos
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is inviting its visitors to navigate through an alternate reality. (Read more...)

Postal union rejects claim that the Staples deal is off
Another effort by the United States Postal Service to get a retail chain to run mini-post offices seems to have collapsed. (Read more...)

Janis Joplin stamp ceremony tickets Janis Joplin stamp ceremony tickets
The United States Postal Service is offering a limited number of complimentary general admission tickets for collectors who would like to attend the Aug. 8 first-day ceremony for the Janis Joplin forever stamp. (Read more...)

Britain’s Commonwealth Games stamps picture six sports Britain’s Commonwealth Games stamps picture six sports
Great Britain’s Royal Mail commemorated the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on six stamps and a booklet issued July 17. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: U.S. 37¢ Flag stamp Hunt for U.S. Flag variety
United States — Beginning in 2002, the U.S. Postal Service issued 37¢ Flag stamps in a variety of formats produced by a number of different printers (Scott 3629F-3637). (Read more...)

Postal Service board of governors headed for full membership
The United States Postal Service board of governors appears to be headed for full membership once again. (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Varieties of Venezuelan stamps Varieties of Venezuelan stamps on Winchester security paper
Hideous! That is the only way to describe the Venezuelan stamps printed on Winchester security paper. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Expertizing subtle color varieties Expertizing subtle color varieties of U.S. 19th-century stamps
Stamp colors are troublesome to the expertizer, but no less so to the collector. Witness this question from Linn’s reader Todd Hause. (Read more...)

Germany puts World Cup Champions stamp on fast track Germany puts World Cup Champions stamp on fast track
Deutsche Post, the German postal authority, wasted no time in producing a new stamp to celebrate the German national team’s world championship victory in soccer’s 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Read more...)

Essays and Proofs: Trial color die and plate proofs Understanding U.S. postage stamp trial color die and plate proofs
The only difference between a die proof and trial color die proof is color. (Read more...)

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