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Hummingbird flutters onto new U.S. postcard stamps Hummingbird flutters onto new U.S. postcard stamps Feb. 7
A hummingbird is depicted on two 34¢ stamps sharing the same design. The stamps were issued Feb. 7 by the United States Postal Service in Kansas City, Mo. (Read more...)

Joan Adams Mondale (1930-2014)
Joan Adams Mondale, a former member of the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee and a prominent advocate of the arts, died Feb. 3. She was 83. (Read more...)

Fourth Butterfly series stamp issued Feb. 10 Fourth Butterfly series stamp issued Feb. 10 pays two rates
The image of a great spangled fritillary butterfly set against a white background is featured on a United States stamp issued Feb. 10 in Kansas City, Mo. (Read more...)

New Cake stamp at Arizona show New Cake stamp at Arizona show
The United States Postal Service issued its fifth version of the Wedding Cake stamp Feb. 22 in Mesa, Ariz., and nationwide. (Read more...)

USPS to conduct sports-theme auction
The United States Postal Service will auction “sports themed philatelic products” Feb. 1 (Read more...)

New 21¢ Lincoln stamp issued on birthday New 21¢ Lincoln stamp issued on birthday; close-up photo of statue used for design
America’s 16th president once again graces a current United States stamp. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Ryukyu Islands airmail set 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. (Read more...)

Siegel to auction Wishnietsky Confederates 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. (Read more...)

National Postal Museum Treasures: stamp inspiration 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.” (Read more...)

First-Day Covers: Early cachetmakers 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. (Read more...)

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