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Three new United States holiday stamp issues planned
The United States Postal Service plans to offer three new holiday stamp issues this fall, most likely in October or November. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Stamp for Jim Morrison was considered U.S. stamp for Jim Morrison considered in 1993 and rejected
A United States stamp honoring singer-songwriter Jim Morrison (1943-71) appears to be in the works, according to a leaked stamp subjects list published by The Washington Post in February. (Read more...)

Amos Press name change to Amos Media reflects need to embrace the digital age
Effective July 1, Amos Press Inc. officially changes its name to Amos Media Company. (Read more...)

New coil error from three unseparated rolls New coil error from three unseparated rolls; discovery bought online from Illinois seller
A vertical block of six of the 2014 United States Star-Spangled Banner forever coil stamps, missing the horizontal slits that normally separate the stamps into individual coil rolls, was reported to Linn’s by reader Robert Thompson of Texas. (Read more...)

Civil War turnabout mail traveled secretly Civil War turnabout mail traveled secretly across the lines
The American Civil War provided myriad opportunities for each side to utilize resources captured from the other side in battle. (Read more...)

Dollar-Sign Stamps: American Landmarks stamps American Landmarks stamps offer vibrant colors, great subjects
 In 2008, the United States Postal Service launched a series of high-denomination stamps for use on Priority Mail and Express Mail parcels. A (Read more...)

Asia Philately: People’s Republic of China Collecting People’s Republic of China: It’s all in the numbers
Over the course of eight years, the prices of a great many mint, never-hinged sets and souvenir sheets issued by the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to 1980 have increased 500 percent. (Read more...)

Museum offers app to unlock content, videos
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is inviting its visitors to navigate through an alternate reality. (Read more...)

Postal union rejects claim that the Staples deal is off
Another effort by the United States Postal Service to get a retail chain to run mini-post offices seems to have collapsed. (Read more...)

Janis Joplin stamp ceremony tickets Janis Joplin stamp ceremony tickets
The United States Postal Service is offering a limited number of complimentary general admission tickets for collectors who would like to attend the Aug. 8 first-day ceremony for the Janis Joplin forever stamp. (Read more...)

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