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World’s oldest post office sold to a collector World’s oldest post office sold to a collector
The world’s oldest post office, located in Sanquhar, Scotland, will have a new owner in 2015. (Read more...)

Buy Philippines 1932 airmails Buy Philippines 1932 airmails
Philippines The United States gained control of the Philippines in 1898 as a result of victory in the Spanish American War (Read more...)

$4 essay goes for $32,200 in Siegel’s Fekete auction $4 essay goes for $32,200 in Siegel’s Fekete auction
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries offered the William Fekete collection Oct. 21-22. (Read more...)

Scarce German colony issue on piece auctioned Scarce German colony issue on piece auctioned
Christoph Gaertner, near Stuttgart, Germany, held an auction Oct. 6-10 featuring some 28,000 lots from 1,400 consignors around the world. More than 3,500 bidders took part, according to the firm. (Read more...)

Hendrix absent from USPS yearbook
The 2014 Stamp Yearbook from the United States Postal Service will be short one subject when it goes on sale Dec. 10. (Read more...)

Rudolph, other reindeer celebrated on Christmas stamps Rudolph, other reindeer celebrated on Christmas stamps
The United States Postal Service pictured Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and a few of his friends on stamps issued Nov. 6. Christmas stamps from other countries also show this famous reindeer. (Read more...)

1947 stamps honor Transjordan’s first national Parliament 1947 stamps honor Transjordan’s first national Parliament
To celebrate the inauguration of the first national Parliament of Transjordan on Nov. 1, 1947, the government issued a set of nine commemorative stamps (Jordan Scott 236-244). (Read more...)

USPS Wilt Chamberlain video online USPS Wilt Chamberlain video online
The United States Postal Service has published a new video with clips from the Dec. 5 Wilt Chamberlain first-day ceremony, and interviews with basketball hall of famer Julius Erving and Chamberlain’s sister Selina Gross. (Read more...)

Globe-trotting Ruth Goldway ousted as PRC chairman
Congressional anger over the global travels of Postal Regulatory Commission chairman Ruth Goldway has apparently ended her reign at the federal agency that regulates postal services. (Read more...)

New opportunity on Linn’s editorial staff; Bigalke new 'American Philatelist' editor
On page 21 of this issue, there is an advertisement announcing an opening on the Linn’s Stamp News editorial staff. (Read more...)

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