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70¢ Anderson stamp joins Distinguished Americans series
The United States Postal Service will honor American aviator C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson on a 70¢ stamp to be issued March 13 in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and nationwide. Anderson was born in Bryn Mawr in 1907.
U.S. 1895 30¢ postage due elusive
In 1894-95, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing produced its first set of U.S.
An enjoyable specialty among the early stamps of Australia
Australia is a continent, an island and a big country — roughly the same size as the United States excluding Alaska — but its population of 23.3 million is slightly less than that of Texas.
France gave postal support to its needy ‘knowledge workers’ with semipostals
As this is being written, the United States Congress is continuing its often acrimonious discussion of many months with regard to extending benefits to the nation’s long-term unemployed.
Regency-Superior auction March 22-23 in St. Louis, Mo.
The two-day Regency-Superior auction during the St. Louis Stamp Expo will include 3,000 lots of United States, British and worldwide stamps and covers, as well as country collections and box lots.
U.S. 8¢ Rotary International stamp infrequent on overseas mail
From Nov. 1, 1953, until the start of the 4¢ first-class rate on Aug. 1, 1958, 3¢ postage was needed to move a letter by surface transportation within the United States, and 8¢ was needed for a letter sent abroad via surface mail.
Seven proofs in USPS sports-theme eBay auction
The United States Postal Service is offering 50 new items through an eBay online auction that began Feb. 16. Included are seven stamp proofs never before offered to the public.
National Postal Museum Chief Curator Cheryl Ganz to retire
Cheryl R. Ganz is retiring from her position as chief curator of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.
Jimi Hendrix on U.S. stamp March 13
Jimi Hendrix will be honored on a new United States forever stamp March 13, the U.S. Postal Service revealed Feb. 18.
Uncommon international uses of the 1962 4¢ Malaria stamp
In my previous Modern U.S. Mail column (
, Feb. 10, page 16) I described and pictured uncommon domestic commercial uses of United States Scott 1194, the 4¢ Malaria Eradication commemorative of 1962.
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