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Ferns coils issued as forever stamps Second variety of new Ferns coils issued as forever stamps
Five United States nondenominated (49¢) Ferns forever stamps were issued in coils of 10,000 March 6 in Kansas City, Mo. (Read more...)

U.N. stamps promote International Day of Happiness Six U.N. stamps promote International Day of Happiness
The United Nations Postal Administration issued six stamps March 17 to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: currency, constitution, cardinals Stamps commemorate new currency, constitution, cardinals
Postage stamps are part of the promotional campaign to introduce new paper currency in three South Pacific island nations. (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Peru’s hidden Llama stamps Peru’s hidden 1895 Llama stamps were in use for a limited time
I have always admired Peru’s Llama set of 1895 (Scott 109, 111 and 113). These three stamps are pictured in Figure 1. (Read more...)

SCADTA stamps often overlooked SCADTA stamps often overlooked
United States — A fairly recent addition to the back-of-the-book section of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers is the Colombia (SCADTA) consular overprints. (Read more...)

Almost $600 for a press sheet is an obscene act of greed Charging almost $600 for a press sheet is an obscene act of greed from the USPS
How much would you be willing to pay for an uncut press sheet? (Read more...)

U.S. Graphic Design stamps delayed
Rights concerns have delayed the issuance of the United States Pioneers of Graphic Design commemorative stamps originally planned for April. (Read more...)

New plate number on Washington pane New plate number on Washington pane
A new plate number of P22222 has been found on the United States 20¢ George Washington stamp issued April 11, 2011, in panes of 20 (Scott 4504). (Read more...)

Verrazano-Narrows envelope issued; no press sheets Verrazano-Narrows envelope issued; no press sheets for stamp
When the $5.60 Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Priority Mail stamp was rushed into service March 4 with just a couple of days’ notice, a $5.60 Priority Mail stamped envelope with the same design was also issued. (Read more...)

Expertizing stamps: an essential part of stamp collecting Expertizing stamps: an essential part of stamp collecting
Because philatelic fakery has been practiced since the dawn of stamp collecting, expertizing — the careful inspection of stamps and covers to determine their bona fides — is well established as an essential part of stamp collecting. (Read more...)

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