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Haunted Canada series introduced Friday the 13th Haunted Canada series to bring chills Friday the 13th
Canada Post launched its new Haunted Canada stamp series June 13 with five new commemorative permanent-rate (85¢) stamps issued in a booklet of 10 and a souvenir sheet of five, plus five nondenominated ($2.50 (Read more...)

Italy issues Nutella stamp for its 50th anniversary Italy issues Nutella stamp for its 50th anniversary
On May 14, Italy issued a stamp devoted to Nutella, the hazelnut spread that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. (Read more...)

Village Post Offices — are they worth it for the USPS? Village Post Offices — are they really worth it for the USPS?
The United States Postal Service introduced yet another program in July 2011 to sell stamps somewhere other than a normal post office. (Read more...)

Ireland’s Eircode postal code system
Ireland is scheduled to introduce a postal code system called Eircode in the spring of 2015. The seven-digit code will be unique to each mailing address. (Read more...)

Civil War 1864 stamps revealed Civil War 1864 stamps revealed
Two United States Civil War: 1864 commemorative forever stamps will be issued July 30 with first-day ceremonies in both battle locations. Details of the events have not been announced. (Read more...)

Scammers targeting self-service kiosks
A blogger who writes about business security issues has reported that self-service mailing kiosks at post offices in 13 states and the District of Columbia have been targeted by criminals who place devices on the machines that record debit card information. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Buy Vintage Circus Posters pane Buy Vintage Circus Posters pane
United States— The text on the back of the Vintage Circus Posters pane of 16 issued May 5 reads in part, “These eye-popping early 20th-century posters showcased majestic elephants, fierce tigers, and colorful clowns, alongside acts such as acrobatic gymnasts, graceful wire dancers, and daring stuntmen.&r (Read more...)

Recent New York auction realizations Recent New York auction realizations
 Cherrystone Auctions held a sale of worldwide stamps and postal history April 29-30 in New York City. (Read more...)

Upright Jenny Invert stamp doesn’t sell Upright Jenny Invert stamp doesn’t sell
A single United States upright $2 Jenny Invert stamp cut from a pane of six did not sell during the May 21 Daniel F. Kelleher auction in Danbury, Conn. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Brand Spain campaign Spain issues stamps to promote Brand Spain campaign
Six new stamps from Spain spell out the country name in Spanish, “Espana,” with one letter on each stamp. (Read more...)

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