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$1 Wisdom pulls extra duty as 1¢ stamp on overfranked cover $1 Wisdom pulls extra duty as 1¢ stamp on overfranked cover
Much as the United States Postal Service might like it to be so, it can’t just snap its fingers and raise postal rates. (Read more...)

Postal Service delighted with new Senate bill, but trouble looms
When the Senate Homeland Security Committee finally approved a postal rescue bill Feb. 6, United States Postal Service officials were delighted. (Read more...)

This die-cutting-omitted error pane of 20 United States 28¢ Polar Bear stamps was discovered in an auction consignment in late 2013. The pane will be sold at auction in April by Michael E. Aldrich, Inc. 28¢ Polar Bear pane without die cuts surfaces in Arizona
Michael Aldrich, a dealer, auctioneer and U.S. revenue specialist based in Carefree, Ariz., contacted Linn’s about the new find, which he discovered in late 2013 while sorting through an auction consignment. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: Linn Linn's website improvements bring faster reporting of the stamp news
Early in the morning of Jan. 27, I received an e-mail from a dealer in Ireland announcing that An Post, the Irish postal service, had abruptly withdrawn from sale its new stamp commemorating the Irish Citizen Army. (Read more...)

CSAC member Cary Brick wins praise CSAC member Cary Brick wins praise as he departs committee
Former Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee member Cary Brick was lauded by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe for “his enthusiasm for things all American” during his 12 years on the panel. (Read more...)

Senators comment on future of USPS at bill markup
Statements by two members of the United States Senate at different ends of the political spectrum illustrate how little agreement there is over the future of the U.S. Postal Service. (Read more...)

USPS modifies stamp selection criteria
The stamp subject selection criteria used by the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee has been slightly modified to include a call for stamps that reflect the nation’s diversity. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: food on stamps Food on stamps: pork and apples, waffles, gift desserts
Two Scandinavian food specialties are displayed on new stamps from Denmark and Norway. (Read more...)

Middle East Stamps: United Arab Republic stamp United Arab Republic stamp honors first industrial census
The United Arab Republic issued a single commemorative stamp April 23, 1967, to mark its first industrial census. (Read more...)

New U.S. Batman stamp New U.S. Batman stamp
A new United States stamp to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman is being planned for July. The stamp would be issued at the annual Comic-Con convention planned for San Diego July 24-27, according to a briefing sheet prepared by the U.S. (Read more...)

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