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Baden Land-Post Porto-Marke covers in Gaertner sale Baden Land-Post Porto-Marke covers in Gaertner’s February sale
A multipart sale by Christoph Gaertner near Stuttgart, Germany, Feb. 10-14, featured stamps and postal history from around the world. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Austrian stamp on porcelain Austrian stamp printed on porcelain; Dutch series features local ceramics
Austria issued the first stamp printed on porcelain March 20, but, according to Austrian Post, it is unbreakable. (Read more...)

Nicaragua suffers stamp shortage
Jean Michel Maes of the Nicaragua Study Group reports that postage stamp activity in Nicaragua has been particularly quiet, and that the country has been running out of current stamps. (Read more...)

Ireland plans revised version of withdrawn stamp Ireland plans revised version of withdrawn stamp
Ireland’s An Post will issue a revised version of its withdrawn Irish Citizen Army stamp April 17, according to an announcement in the second 2014 issue of its publication for collectors, Irish Stamps, The Collector. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Columbian stamps for sale Only some Columbian stamps for sale: stamp dealer responds via postal card
The U.S. Notes column in the Nov. 19, 2012, Linn’s highlighted a 1901 penny postal card with an offer to buy used stamps from the Columbian issue. (Read more...)

Vintage Circus Posters stamps May 5 in Florida
The United States Vintage Circus Posters commemorative forever stamps will be issued May 5 in Sarasota, Fla. (Read more...)

Nevada Statehood stamp May 29
The United States Postal Service will issue its Nevada Statehood commemorative forever stamp May 29 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Read more...)

Spotlight: American airmail during World War II American armed forces airmail during World War II: Part 1, 1941-43
Neither the United States armed forces nor the U.S. Post Office Department were prepared to meet the needs of wartime mail service when Japanese bombers brought death and destruction to Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 (Read more...)

Collecting early Ajman stamps Early Ajman issues feature a variety of subjects
In the 1970s and 1980s, the Trading Posthorn section in Linn’s Stamp News carried numerous advertisements asking for worldwide stamp exchanges. Most of the advertisers stressed that they did not want IC, Trucials or CTOs. (Read more...)

Editor Friendship: perhaps the best benefit of stamp collecting
About a month ago, I marked 15 years of earning a living from stamp collecting. How best to describe my job? I leave that to former Linn’s senior editor Rick Miller, who once remarked that writing about stamps was like getting paid to eat ice cream. (Read more...)

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