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Great Britain Philately: Penny postage markings Britain’s penny paid uniform penny postage handstamps
Uniform penny postage began in Great Britain Jan. 10, 1840. The new postal scheme meant that a letter could be sent from any place in the kingdom to any other place, no matter how far, for 1 penny. (Read more...)

Editor Even stamp icons need regular checkups
On this week’s front page, our stalwart New York correspondent Matthew Healey reports that the Royal Philatelic Society London has examined the 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta for the first time since 1935. (Read more...)

Americana series postal history includes typed labels Americana series postal history includes typed labels on mail
The attractive Americana definitive series is made up of a fairly small number of stamps issued beginning Oct. 31, 1975. (Read more...)

Nevada stamp moves up to May
The United States Nevada Statehood commemorative stamp is tentatively scheduled to be issued in late May. It is unknown where or when the first-day ceremony will take place. (Read more...)

Flag APC design reuses 2008 stamp image Flag APC design reuses 2008 stamp image
A familiar design from a recent United States Flag stamp is about to return in a new format. (Read more...)

RPSL reaffirms 1¢ Magenta authenticity RPSL issues new certificate for 1¢ Magenta
The legendary 1¢ Magenta of British Guiana, one of the world’s rarest and most famous postage stamps, has had its authenticity reaffirmed by the Royal Philatelic Society London. (Read more...)

APS posts job description for executive director
The search for the new American Philatelic Society executive director is underway. (Read more...)

Philatelic clerk reassigned; window remains open Philatelic clerk reassigned; window remains open
Philatelic clerk Marty Hatton, who has worked in the Minneapolis philatelic office called the Stamp Shoppe, is moving to a different department in the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Belgium issues a world record stamp Belgium issues a world-record stamp
Belgium’s International Women’s Day stamp issued March 8 has achieved a Guinness world record for the most words on a stamp. (Read more...)

Spider-Man vended postage unveiled; April 1 release date Spider-Man vended postage unveiled; April 1 release date
The design for a computer-vended postage label featuring Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man was recently unveiled. It will be available at selected larger United States post offices starting April 1. (Read more...)

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