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Apfelbaum, Graham and Straight in APS hall
The American Philatelic Society has inducted three eminent philatelists into its hall of fame: Earl P.L. Apfelbaum, Richard B. Graham and David L. Straight.
Author Ralph Ellison honored in Literary Arts series Feb. 18
A United States stamp was issued Feb. 18 commemorating Ralph Ellison in the year of his birth centennial. The new 91¢ stamp honoring the author of
is the 29th in the Literary Arts series that began in 1979.
A new collecting area to explore: full stamp sets used on cover
I have never much thought about it, but outside of first-day covers, it is unusual to see complete sets of United States stamps on envelopes that have been sent through the mail. Two recently acquired examples are pictured with this column.
Spain honors collecting, Ponce de Leon and Junipero Serra
Eight new self-adhesive stamps from Spain are devoted to the subject of collecting, including stamp collecting.
$1 Wisdom pulls extra duty as 1¢ stamp on overfranked cover
Much as the United States Postal Service might like it to be so, it can’t just snap its fingers and raise postal rates.
Postal Service delighted with new Senate bill, but trouble looms
When the Senate Homeland Security Committee finally approved a postal rescue bill Feb. 6, United States Postal Service officials were delighted.
28¢ Polar Bear pane without die cuts surfaces in Arizona
Michael Aldrich, a dealer, auctioneer and U.S. revenue specialist based in Carefree, Ariz., contacted
about the new find, which he discovered in late 2013 while sorting through an auction consignment.
Linn's website improvements bring faster reporting of the stamp news
Early in the morning of Jan. 27, I received an e-mail from a dealer in Ireland announcing that An Post, the Irish postal service, had abruptly withdrawn from sale its new stamp commemorating the Irish Citizen Army.
CSAC member Cary Brick wins praise as he departs committee
Former Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee member Cary Brick was lauded by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe for “his enthusiasm for things all American” during his 12 years on the panel.
Senators comment on future of USPS at bill markup
Statements by two members of the United States Senate at different ends of the political spectrum illustrate how little agreement there is over the future of the U.S. Postal Service.
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