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Key Asia items sold in Kelleher & Rogers January sale Key Asia items sold in Kelleher & Rogers January sale
The firm of Kelleher & Rogers held a sale Jan. 9-11 in Hong Kong, of Chinese and Asian stamps and postal history. (Read more...)

Make your reservations now for the Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately
Do you want to find out how the common scanner can be used to distinguish small color variations? How new techniques can determine whether perforations are real or fake? How different types of visible and nonvisible light can identify forgeries? How science can be used to make collecting stamps even more interesting?

The agenda for the (Read more...)


Calculation error gives magazines a break on postal rates
Magazine publishers had been bracing for nearly a 2 percent postal rate increase in April. (Read more...)

Gallipoli remembered on stamps in New Zealand Gallipoli remembered on stamps in New Zealand's World War I series
Like many countries, New Zealand is commemorating the events of World War I (1914-1918) in a multiyear stamp series.  (Read more...)

Will Congress act on Obama plan to rescue USPS?
After President Obama sent his 2016 budget to the Congress on Feb. 2, Stephen Kearney, executive director of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, asked, "[W]ill anyone take him up on it?" (Read more...)

Competition at Channel Islands Specialists' Society meeting
The Channel Islands Specialists' Society met in London on Feb (Read more...)

Born Feb. 24: Winslow Homer Born Feb. 24: Winslow Homer
American artist Winslow Homer was born Feb. 24, 1836, in Boston, Mass. After an apprenticeship with a Boston printer, Homer became a freelance illustrator in his early 20s and moved to New York City, where he studied at the National Academy of Design (Read more...)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 theme of New Zealand sheet: Morning Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. (Read more...)

Ghana was first with a Maya Angelou stamp, issued in 1998 Ghana was first with a Maya Angelou stamp, issued in 1998
The United States Postal Service announced Feb. 23 that it would issue a forever stamp for Maya Angelou (1928-2014) (Read more...)

USPS plans stamp for poet Maya Angelou USPS plans stamp for poet Maya Angelou
Poet Maya Angelou, who died just 10 months ago, will be honored with a forever stamp, according to a Feb. 23 press release from the United States Postal Service.  (Read more...)

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