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From the Scott Editors: New values for U.S. stamps Almost 12,000 value changes in Scott Vol. 1
Almost 12,000 value changes are recorded in Vol. 1 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, which contains listings for the United States, United Nations and countries of the world A-B. M (Read more...)

Upright Jenny Invert panes found in New York, Wisconsin Upright Jenny Invert panes found in New York, Wisconsin
Two new finds of the intentionally created upright variety of the United States $2 Jenny Invert pane have surfaced. (Read more...)

Australia Post issues ‘concession’ stamps Australia Post issues nondenominated ‘concession’ stamps
Australia Post issued its first nondenominated stamps March 24, one week before the basic domestic postage rate increased from 60¢ to 70¢ on March 31. (Read more...)

USPS awards scanners contract
The United States Postal Service is tackling another of its technology problems: the handheld scanners used by letter carriers to confirm postal deliveries. (Read more...)

Isle of Man simplifies, raises some postage rates
With the introduction of new postage rates effective March 31, the Isle of Man Post Office consolidated the standard rate for domestic mail and for mail to the United Kingdom. (Read more...)

USPS slowing plant closing plans
The United States Postal Service is putting the brakes on plans to close 89 more mail processing plants and to shutter rural post offices. (Read more...)

Stamp Hobby Views: Stamp committee considerations Stamp advisory committee considers all subjects
Editor’s note: Linn’s asked recently retired Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee member Cary R. B (Read more...)

Confederate postal history in Feb. 26 Siegel auction Confederate postal history in Feb. 26 Siegel auction
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries in New York offered the Benjamin Wishnietsky collection of Confederate States stamps and postal history on Feb. 26, with many items on the market for the first time in decades. (Read more...)

Russian cliche pane error in Cherrystone February auction Russian cliche pane error in Cherrystone February auction
Cherrystone Auctions in New York offered the Igor Gorski specialized collection of Russia Feb. 20. (Read more...)

New global forever stamp debuts April 22 New global forever stamp debuts April 22
The round United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp will be issued on Earth Day, April 22, in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

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