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Hudson River School art stamps to be issued Aug. 21 at APS Stampshow
Four works of art from the 19th-century Hudson River School art movement will be honored with commemorative forever stamps to be issued Aug. 21 in Hartford, Conn. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: People’s Republic of China China airmail set from 1957-58
People’s Republic of China — The People’s Republic of China hasn’t issued many airmail stamps: just one set of five (Scott C1-C5) on May 1, 1951, and another set of four (C6-C9) in 1957-58. (Read more...)

Cover with $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps sells for $1,051 Cover with seven $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps sells for $1,051
A registered cover franked with seven $5 Calvin Coolidge stamps and mailed in March 1950 from New York City to Denver, Colo., sold March 2 for just north of $1,000. (Read more...)

Stamp Dealer Vignettes: Expertizing process The process of expertizing should be uncomfortable
John Wayne is quoted as saying, “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” I certainly don’t feel that I am in the category of the courageous, nor does stamp expertizing scare me to death. H (Read more...)

UNPA International Jazz Day stamps UNPA stamps to commemorate International Jazz Day, April 30
The United Nations Postal Administration will celebrate International Jazz Day on 36 stamps and a souvenir card to be issued April 30. (Read more...)

Covering the World: Kuwait cover Kuwait cover arrived on meeting date
On Aug. 2, 1990, the armed forces of Iraq invaded Kuwait, its neighbor to the south, and declared Kuwait to be a province of Iraq. Less than a month earlier, Kuwait had issued a set of definitive stamps depicting the head of a hawk. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: New Zealand and Prince George New Zealand celebrates Prince George’s overseas visit
New Zealand issued two stamps April 7 to commemorate the royal visit of Prince William, his wife Catherine and their son Prince George. This is the first overseas visit for the eight-month old prince. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: When expertizing is needed Education helps to determine when expertizing is needed
This is the second in a monthly series of U.S. Stamp Notes articles on the subject of expertizing. (Read more...)

April Fools’ upright Jenny Invert joke April Fools’ joke implied additional 100 upright Jenny Invert panes issued
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Where Dreams Blossom variety with 2014 date Where Dreams Blossom variety with 2014 date issued May 2
On May 2, the United States Postal Service will issue a new variety of the Where Dreams Blossom forever stamp bearing a 2014 year date. (Read more...)

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