U.S. Stamp Notes: Stamp expertizer qualifications What qualifies someone to become a stamp expertizer?
Thank you to the many readers who have stopped me at stamp shows or have sent in questions and observations about expertizing since the first column on this subject debuted as a monthly feature in U.S. Stamp Notes three months ago. (Read more...)

First-day Covers: What are combos, duals and joint issues? Cover terms: What are combos, duals and joint issues?
This month’s First-Day Covers column continues where the June 2 column left off, explaining terminology used in cover collecting. (Read more...)

National Postal Museum Treasures: The golden age Stamp collecting has enjoyed more than just one golden age
One of the questions I am most commonly asked by nonphilatelic media is “When was stamp collecting’s golden age?” (Read more...)

Stamp Hobby Views: The stamp process Everyone benefits from greater public involvement in the stamp process
Editor’s Note: Linn’s asked recently retired Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee member Cary R. B (Read more...)

Secure future for stamp collecting means developing, nurturing new stamp dealers
We receive with great regularity letters from readers who lament the graying of the hobby. With each passing year, they remind us, the average stamp collector is getting older. (Read more...)

Fort McHenry stamp Sept. 13
The United States Postal Service will issue its Fort McHenry commemorative forever stamp Sept. 13 in Baltimore, Md. (Read more...)

Siegel presents five auctions in three days Siegel presents five auctions in three days; sales include Pony Express, Jenny Invert
During a three-day stretch in the firm’s Rarities Week, Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries is presenting five very distinct sales. (Read more...)

New $15 Canvasbacks duck stamp debuts June 27 New $15 Canvasbacks duck stamp debuts June 27
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service will issue the 2014 $15 Canvasbacks federal duck stamp June 27 in Washington, D.C., and nationwide. (Read more...)

British museum receives grant for new building, rail exhibit
The British Postal Museum and Archive announced June 3 that it has been awarded £4.5 million (U.S. $7.5 million) by the Heritage Lottery Fund. (Read more...)

Not ready to negotiate on postal bill
At one point during the May 21 markup of yet another postal bill, Democrats excitedly believed that House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., (Read more...)

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