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Great Britain Philately: Britain’s postage due labels The 100th anniversary of Britain’s postage due labels
This year is the centenary of postage dues in Great Britain. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Great Americans series uses Usages of the 65¢ stamp from the Great Americans series
Earlier this year, I discussed one usage type — nonstandard mail — of the wide-ranging Great Americans definitive series (Linn’s, May 12, page 22). (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Postcards with U.S. stamp designs Postcards with U.S. stamp design images widely distributed
Postcards that bear images of United States stamps have been popular for many years. I am especially fond of those that feature a design showing an envelope franked with a stamp modeled on the George Washington types of 1908-22. (Read more...)

U.S. Poinsettia stamp issued Aug. 21 U.S. Poinsettia stamp issued Aug. 21 in Hartford
With no advance notice, a new variety of the United States Poinsettia forever stamp in a pane of 20, double-sided booklet format, was issued Aug. 21 in Hartford, Conn. (Read more...)

Jim Carrey, Martin Short among five Canadian comedians honored Jim Carrey, Martin Short among five Canadian comedians honored
Five funny Canadians are being honored Aug. 29 on new commemorative permanent stamps from Canada Post. T (Read more...)

West Virginia grist mill on Priority Mail stamp West Virginia grist mill on Priority Mail stamp
The scenic Glade Creek Grist Mill in West Virginia will be featured on a new high-denomination United States $5.75 stamp to be issued in October. (Read more...)

Circus souvenir sheetlet only in yearbook Circus souvenir sheetlet only in yearbook; extra-tall stamp on tap for Wilt Chamberlain
The United States Postal Service is creating a three-stamp “Circus souvenir sheetlet” that will be available in mint condition only with the purchase of the annual USPS stamp yearbook. (Read more...)

New monograph on 1918 Jenny airmails New monograph on 1918 Jenny airmails documents their first days of postal use
Collectors of the trio of United States 1918 Jenny airmail stamps (Scott C1-C3) will be pleased with a new monograph titled United States Airmail Stamps 1918 History and Analysis of First Day of Sale Postal Use. (Read more...)

Canyonlands National Park marks 50 years Canyonlands National Park marks 50 years
The stunning vistas that make up Canyonlands National Park will be celebrated Sept. 12, the 50th anniversary of the park joining the National Park System. (Read more...)

Falklands post office outsourced
As of Aug. 1, the government of the Falkland Islands has outsourced its postal service to a private local company, the Falklands Post Service Ltd., also known as FPS Ltd. (Read more...)

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