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New Purple Heart stamp variety in October
A new variety of the United States Purple Heart forever stamp will be issued in October. The stamp will have a 2014 year date inscription.
Second plate number found for 1¢ Bobcat self-adhesive coil
The United States 1¢ Bobcat self-adhesive coil (Scott 4672) has been found with a new plate number, P2222.
Recent British post & go labels feature symbolic flowers
Symbolic flowers are featured in the second set of floral-themed pictorial computer-produced self-adhesive postage labels from Great Britain’s Royal Mail. The six labels were issued Sept. 17.
Promotions for Rudolph stamps: postmarks, vended postage
When the United States Postal Service issues its four Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps in November, it will also promote the new issue with postmarks and computer-vended postage labels employing the Rudolph theme.
Swiss 'mobile franking' now permanent
Swiss Post has made what it calls “SMS postage” and “mobile franking” a permanent service as of Sept. 1, following a successful one-year trial period.
Rhodesia in recent Spink auction of Baron Vestey collection
In London, Spink held a number of sales over the summer featuring stamps of Great Britain and its onetime empire, including some unusual rarities.
Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp Sept. 29
A new United States $5.75 Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp will be issued Sept. 29 in Danese, W.Va.
Expertizing stamps that have been altered to fake an error
In an earlier column on expertizing, I discussed colors that can be removed to create faked errors. I
Sundman offers reward for McCoy stamps: two of four Inverted Jennies stolen in 1955
Hoping to spur a development in philately’s most celebrated cold case, Donald Sundman of Mystic Stamp Co. is offering a hefty reward for the recovery of two missing examples of America’s most famous stamp error.
APS to receive $1.3 million bequest
The American Philatelic Society will soon receive a gift of approximately $1.3 million.
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