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U.S. Stamp Notes: Cancellations mistaken for overprints Cancellations can be mistaken for overprints if struck just so
Periodically in this column we look at United States stamps with cancellations that could be mistaken for overprints if the stamps were seen off cover. (Read more...)

Washington Postal Scene: Manabe speech raises interest Manabe speech raises interest
The woman who supervises the stamp program at the United States Postal Service is once again raising eyebrows. (Read more...)

United States stamps celebrate mothers and Mother’s Day United States stamps celebrate mothers and Mother’s Day
Efforts to establish a special holiday to honor mothers in the United States were finally successful 100 years ago, when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. (Read more...)

Asia Philately: Ryukyu Islands stationery Special markings created Ryukyus provisional postal stationery
The United States administered Ryukyu Islands from the end of World War II until 1972. (Read more...)

Stamp Identifier: Orange River Colony Stamp Identifier: Orange River Colony
Orange Free State (Read more...)

Market trends reflected in catalog values; classic stamps up, most modern down
Vol. 1 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue has been available for purchase for about a month, and I am happy to report that sales have been brisk. (Read more...)

Hot Rods forever stamps will show ‘USA’ on license plates Hot Rods forever stamps will show ‘USA’ on license plates
The designs of the two Hot Rods forever stamps to be issued June 6 were revealed in mid-April by the United States Postal Service through its USA Philatelic catalog. (Read more...)

Artist’s king eider duck wins junior duck stamp contest 16-year-old artist’s king eider duck wins junior duck stamp contest
Sixteen-year-old artist Si Youn Kim of New Jersey won the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2014-15 federal junior duck stamp contest. (Read more...)

This example of the 1918 24¢ Jenny Invert airmail error stamp was enclosed in a locket by Col. Edward H.R. Green. The locket containing both the error stamp and a normal 24¢ Jenny airmail stamp will be auctioned May 15 by H.R. Harmer of Tustin, Calif. Jenny Invert 'locket copy' to auction May 15; Col. Green's gift to his wife has long history
Among the most unusual people ever to pursue the stamp hobby was Edward Howland Robinson (Ned) Green. (Read more...)

Ashbrook photo archive can be viewed online Ashbrook photo archive can be viewed online
The website of the United States Philatelic Classics Society now provides access to the Stanley Ashbrook collection of approximately 10,000 black-and-white photographs of classic stamps and covers. (Read more...)

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