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Flag pane with 2014 date issued March 17 Flag pane with 2014 date issued March 17; not at post offices
The United States Postal Service issued four nondenominated (49¢) A Flag for All Seasons forever stamps March 17 in a pane of 20 (convertible booklet). (Read more...)

Royal Mail to remember World War I with five-year series Royal Mail to remember World War I with five-year series
Great Britain’s Royal Mail has announced a five-year stamp series commemorating World War I. (Read more...)

Spider-Man vended postage April 1 Spider-Man, American Flag vended postage to be issued April 1
A computer-vended postage label featuring Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man and another showing the American flag will be available at selected larger United States post offices starting April 1. (Read more...)

A recent history of Ukraine through its stamps A recent history of Ukraine through its stamps
Recent events in Ukraine, including Russia’s attempt to take over Crimea, have thrust the country into the world’s awareness. (Read more...)

Pondering a USPS turnaround
Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, is puzzled. (Read more...)

Is the U.S. 1847 Gross exhibit the Is the U.S. 1847 Gross exhibit the 'ultimate' of its kind?
The reader might surmise from this feature’s headline that, in my opinion, the United States 1847 Issue collection exhibited by William H. Gross has achieved status as the ultimate 1847 issue collection. (Read more...)

Sweden scores with stamp set for Ibrahimovic Sweden scores with stamp set for Ibrahimovic
Anyone with a passing interest in international soccer has heard the name: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The captain of Sweden’s national soccer team and the relentless striker of the Ligue 1 professional club Paris Saint-Germain is featured on a new set of five stamps from Sweden Post. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Gibraltar and Isle of Man Gibraltar and Isle of Man sets picture scenes of World War I
Gibraltar and the Isle of Man issued similar sets of stamps in February commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Stamps for training office workers Stamps for training office workers on simulated mail, checks
Long before images on a computer screen were used to teach students how to write a check or complete a business form, they practiced using mock-ups of the real thing. This was especially so in the nation’s business schools. (Read more...)

First Day Covers: no hard rule for add-on cachets There’s no hard rule for when a cachet becomes an ‘add-on’
The question comes up frequently: What is an “add-on” cachet, and when does a cachet become an add-on? (Read more...)

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