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Covering the World: South Africa’s Angola involvement Covering the World: South Africa’s Angola involvement
This January 1976 South African aerogram is a mess — torn and soiled, with a chunk missing from the 9¢ Angelfish stamp of 1974 (Scott 415) — but the large boxed bilingual Afrikaans and English handstamped marking in red ink, “Destroy After Reading,” helps explain why. (Read more...)

Australia honors G20 summit Australia honors G20 summit
Australia issued a 70¢ stamp June 3 to commemorate the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane, Australia. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Private mailing service Private mailing service collected, sorted mail, providing households a discount mailing option
If the name Bryan Pulliam does not sound familiar, you have probably not come across his private mailing service, Postal Presort Inc. (PPI). (Read more...)

Two press sheets sold out; others to go off sale Arizona Memorial, Potter press sheets sold out; others to go off sale
Two recent press sheets issued by the United States Postal Service have sold out. (Read more...)

U.S.-Britain Peace stamps called off as WWI exploded United States-Britain Peace stamps called off as World War I exploded
War is destructive on a scale from immense to minute, and among the lesser casualties of World War I were a pair of United States postage stamps intended for release in 1914. (Read more...)

Stamp expertizing: more than just identification
John Hotchner’s periodic Linn’s U.S. Stamp Notes articles on the subject of expertizing, as well as Editor Charles Snee’s desire to see more articles in Linn’s on this important subject, prompts me to contribute a synopsis of the expertizing process. (Read more...)

From the Scott Editors: Value changes in Vol. 3 Thousands of German, British and Italian value changes in Vol. 3 of the 2015 Scott
There are a large number of value changes among the listings for Germany, Great Britain and Italy in Vol. 3 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, which contains stamp listings for countries of the world G through I. (Read more...)

British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta about to be auctioned Editor's Insights: British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta about to be auctioned
The June 17 auction of the legendary 1856 1¢ Magenta of British Guiana, often described as the world’s most famous stamp, is almost upon us. (Read more...)

Four Farmers Market forever stamps in August Four Farmers Market forever stamps in August
Four delectable new United States Farmers Markets forever stamps will be issued in August. The stamp designs were revealed by the Postal Service in late May. (Read more...)

British Guiana 1¢ Magenta goes on display British Guiana 1¢ Magenta goes on display before its June 17 return to the auction block
The unique British Guiana 1¢ black-on-magenta of 1856, billed as the “pinnacle of philately” and dreamed of by kings, industrialists and schoolchildren alike, is on public display at Sotheby’s New York City headquarters ahead of its June 17 single-lot offering. (Read more...)

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