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First United States stamp of 2014 bears 2013 date First United States stamp of 2014 bears 2013 date
The first United States stamp of 2014 is inscribed with a 2013 year date. (Read more...)

Upright Inverted Jenny pane sells for $25,000 Upright Inverted Jenny pane sells for $25,000; new reports raise census to eight found so far
One of the first four Upright Inverted Jenny panes reported to the United States Postal Service has traded hands for $25,000. Now the lucky California collector who found the intentionally manufactured variety is going on vacation. (Read more...)

U.S. and Canadian rarities in Jan. 29-30 Spink auction U.S. and Canadian rarities in Jan. 29-30 Spink auction
A 20th century rarity and a 19th century classic are highlights of the Collector’s Series auction from Spink. (Read more...)

Eight upright Inverted Jenny panes Eight upright Inverted Jenny panes; four expertized so far by PSE
Eight of the 100 intentionally created upright $2 Inverted Jenny panes have been discovered. This tally includes four panes already reported to the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

National Postal Museum Treasures: Museum’s Sheaff collection Museum's Sheaff collection reveals affection for ephemera
Richard Sheaff has donated his collection of United States stamp design artwork and proofs to the National Postal Museum. (Read more...)

First-day Covers: FDC exhibits on the increase FDC exhibits are on increase in numbers and in acceptance
For years, exhibiting has been the Rodney Dangerfield of first-day cover collecting: It doesn’t get any respect — or attention. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Texas refinery first-day covers Texas refinery created commercial first-day covers in the 1960s
Several years ago, my friend Steve Suffet got me interested in first-day covers produced by private companies to advance their business interests. There is a surprising range of these. (Read more...)

A clever reader from Ohio used a page from the USPS’s USA Philatelic mail-order catalog to fashion the envelope he used to mail in his ballot for Linn’s 2013 U.S. stamp poll. Dress it up when you mail in your ballot
It’s been about a month since the 2013 United States Stamp Popularity Poll was announced in the pages of Linn’s. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights column: Harry Potter stamps Harry Potter stamps: lots of flash, little of substance
The Harry Potter stamps issued Nov. 19 represent a bold but ultimately misguided move to remake the United States stamp program. (Read more...)

Congress ignores postal crisis
Congress once again left Washington for the Christmas holidays without addressing the United States Postal Service and its continuing financial crisis. (Read more...)

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