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SCADTA stamps often overlooked SCADTA stamps often overlooked
United States — A fairly recent addition to the back-of-the-book section of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers is the Colombia (SCADTA) consular overprints. (Read more...)

Almost $600 for a press sheet is an obscene act of greed Charging almost $600 for a press sheet is an obscene act of greed from the USPS
How much would you be willing to pay for an uncut press sheet? (Read more...)

U.S. Graphic Design stamps delayed
Rights concerns have delayed the issuance of the United States Pioneers of Graphic Design commemorative stamps originally planned for April. (Read more...)

New plate number on Washington pane New plate number on Washington pane
A new plate number of P22222 has been found on the United States 20¢ George Washington stamp issued April 11, 2011, in panes of 20 (Scott 4504). (Read more...)

Verrazano-Narrows envelope issued; no press sheets Verrazano-Narrows envelope issued; no press sheets for stamp
When the $5.60 Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Priority Mail stamp was rushed into service March 4 with just a couple of days’ notice, a $5.60 Priority Mail stamped envelope with the same design was also issued. (Read more...)

Expertizing stamps: an essential part of stamp collecting Expertizing stamps: an essential part of stamp collecting
Because philatelic fakery has been practiced since the dawn of stamp collecting, expertizing — the careful inspection of stamps and covers to determine their bona fides — is well established as an essential part of stamp collecting. (Read more...)

Exploring United States postage stamp essays and proofs Exploring United States postage stamp essays and proofs
Like most collectors, I reached a point in my philatelic pursuits where filling spaces in an album just wasn’t enough anymore. (Read more...)

Circus Posters stamps in April
New Vintage Circus Posters commemorative stamps will soon appear at post offices nationwide. (Read more...)

Songbirds stamps April 5 in Dallas
The 10 United States Songbirds commemorative forever stamps will be issued April 5 in Dallas, Texas. (Read more...)

Star-Spangled Banner ceremony rescheduled for March 6 Star-Spangled Banner ceremony rescheduled for March 6
A winter storm in Washington, D.C., caused the March 3 first-day ceremony for the Star-Spangled Banner forever stamp to be postponed. (Read more...)

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