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Friends of Duck Stamp, FWS support $10 price increase
President Barack Obama’s approval of a $10 increase in the price of the federal hunting-permit stamp was welcomed by a number of the stamp’s advocates. (Read more...)

Collect back-of-the-book stamps of New Zealand Stamps Down Under: Collect back-of-the-book stamps of New Zealand
New Zealand issued its first postage stamp in 1855, but in addition to postage stamps, there have been many other kinds of stamps that are equally as interesting and collectible. (Read more...)

War of 1812 collectors’ set planned War of 1812 collectors’ set planned; new coil issue Feb. 27
The United States Postal Service is offering collectors a new souvenir product for its recently concluded War of 1812 commemorative stamp series. (Read more...)

Iceland switched from portraits to photographs for 1925 set Classic Stamps of the World: Iceland switched from portraits to photographs for 1925 set
In 1924 the congress of the Universal Postal Union (the international body of postal administrations) decreed that postal rates between its member nations should be reduced. (Read more...)

London fancy geometric postmarks experiment London fancy geometric postmarks experiment began in 1880
The cancellation on the 3-penny rose Queen Victoria stamp (Scott 61) shown here makes the stamp vastly more interesting and desirable to collectors. (Read more...)

2014 edition of The Stamp Yearbook offers $2 Circus sheet 2014 edition of 'The Stamp Yearbook' offers $2 Circus sheet, limited selection of stamps
After much hype and anticipation, the 2014 edition of The Stamp Yearbook is now available from the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Jan. 13-14 Cherrystone auction offers U.S., worldwide Jan. 13-14 Cherrystone auction in New York offers variety of U.S., worldwide material
A noticeable characteristic of the Jan. 13-14 sale from Cherrystone Auctions is that it includes a broad and varied selection of material from all over the world, including some items that are not frequently seen. (Read more...)

RPSL display of 19th-century dealers Royal Philatelic Society London display of 19th-century dealers
Displays related to stamp dealers of the 19th century were shown to the members of the Royal Philatelic Society London at its Dec. 17 meeting at 41 Devonshire Place, London. (Read more...)

New $1 Patriotic Waves stamp on Jan. 12 New $1 Patriotic Waves stamp on Jan. 12
A new $1 stamp from the United States Postal Service will be issued nationwide Jan. 12 with no first-day ceremony planned. (Read more...)

New catalog for precancels New catalog for precancels
It has been 74 years since the legendary Hoover “Black Book” (the Hoover Brothers’ 1940 Official Precancel Stamp Catalog, Part 1) was published covering all the precanceled stamps of the Washington-Franklin era. (Read more...)

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