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Middle East Stamps: Bahrain archaeology conference stamps Bahrain stamps honor international archaeology conference
On March 1, 1970, the third International Conference on Asian Archaeology opened in Bahrain. In honor of the occasion, Bahrain issued four commemorative stamps on that date. (Read more...)

Scott editors putting final touches on 2015 United States specialized catalog
As I write this column in late July, the Scott catalog editors are hard at work getting the last few value changes and editorial enhancements ready for the 2015 edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers. (Read more...)

David Gahr photos used on Janis Joplin, Miles Davis stamps David Gahr black-and-white photos used for Janis Joplin, Miles Davis stamps
Two recent United States postage stamps for musicians Janis Joplin, issued Aug. 8, and Miles Davis, issued in 2012, share a common thread — both use photographs taken in summer 1970 by David Gahr. (Read more...)

First-Day Covers: The history of the FDC grace period The history of the first-day cover grace period in the United States
Chances are that modern first-day cover at the center of your collection wasn’t really canceled on the first day of issue. (Read more...)

Celebrity Chefs stamps Sept. 26 in Chicago
The United States Celebrity Chefs commemorative forever stamps will be issued Sept. 26 in Chicago, Ill. (Read more...)

Circus posters press sheet without die cuts sold out Circus posters press sheet without die cuts sold out
The press sheet without die cuts for the eight United States Vintage Circus Posters forever stamps has sold out. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: China’s 1945 Chiang Kai-shek set China’s 1945 Chiang Kai-shek set in demand
China — On Oct. 10, 1945, China issued a six-stamp set (Scott 605-610) commemorating the anniversary of the Oct (Read more...)

Amelia Earhart goodwill flight overprint sold at Cherrystone auction Amelia Earhart goodwill flight overprint sold at Cherrystone auction
Cherrystone held a sale of U.S. and worldwide stamps and postal history June 10-11 in New York City. The sale was previewed in the June 9 Linn’s. (Read more...)

Vol. 5 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog available More than 6,000 Russian value changes in Vol. 5 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog
Russia, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Samoa are some of the countries with significant value activity in Vol. 5 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, which includes listings and stamp values for countries of the world N through Samoa. (Read more...)

Canada Post announces 2015 stamp program Canada Post announces 2015 program; subjects include FIFA Women’s World Cup
Women’s World Cup soccer, dinosaurs and Sir John A. Macdonald are among the subjects slated to appear on Canadian stamps in 2015. Several familiar stamp series will return next year as well. (Read more...)

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