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‘American Philatelist’ Editor Barbara Boal to retire Dec. 31
Barbara Boal, the longtime editor of the American Philatelic Society’s monthly magazine, American Philatelist will retire Dec. 31. (Read more...)

New Purple Heart stamp variety in October 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. (Read more...)

Second plate number found for 1¢ Bobcat self-adhesive coil 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. (Read more...)

Recent British post & go labels feature symbolic flowers 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. (Read more...)

Promotions for Rudolph stamps: postmarks, vended postage 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. (Read more...)

Deep discount for big mailers
On Aug. 15, the Postal Regulatory Commission approved new rates for Priority Mail shipments by high-volume mailers, decreases that the United States Postal Service had said should lower rates for those mailers by about 2.3 percent. (Read more...)

Swiss ‘mobile franking’ now permanent 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. (Read more...)

Rhodesia in recent Spink auction of Baron Vestey collection 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. (Read more...)

Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp Sept. 29 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. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Expertizing altered stamps 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 (Read more...)

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