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Look for Ryukyu Islands airmail set
Ryukyu Islands —
The Ryukyu Islands is a chain of 63 islands in the Pacific Ocean lying between Japan and Formosa.
Siegel to auction Wishnietsky Confederates, Calhoun's Charleston
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries of New York City will offer stamps and postal history of the Civil War era during a pair of auctions to take place Feb. 26 and 27.
For USPS art director, inspiration was preserved on whatever was handy
The British playwright and novelist Somerset Maugham once said: “I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.”
Early cachetmakers employed a variety of printing processes
With the proliferation of computers in printing, from professional to home machines, we tend to take multicolor first-day cover cachets with illustrations and text for granted.
United States mail pack routing labels might have a companion
Routing labels, such as those pictured in Figure 1, were the subject of my column in
June 21, 2010, issue.
Will a new executive director reverse APS membership decline?
Last week we reported that the American Philatelic Society is seeking a new executive director.
Canada suspends registered mail to the United States
By Jay Bigalke
Postal customers shun self-service machines
Those costly blue self-service postal kiosks found in more than 2,300 post offices nationwide are failing to save the financially troubled United States Postal Service millions of dollars each year. T
Union at odds with USPS-Staples plan
Shades of 1988: The United States Postal Service is once again at odds with the American Postal Workers Union over a USPS plan to sell stamps and other postal items in a retail chain.
Polish stamps picture protected spiders; Australia issues Love stamps Feb. 4
Poland provides a close-up view of spiders on four stamps issued Nov. 29. Figure 1 shows the four stamps. E
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