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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...)

New reduced U.S. letter rate for mail franked by meter New reduced U.S. domestic letter rate for mail franked by meter
Effective Jan. 26, the United States Postal Service added a new pricing category called “metered mail” for a single first-class letter. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Canada, U.S. upright Jenny Invert Look for Canada 1974 year set
Canada — Many postal administrations produce specially packaged year sets for sale to collectors. The packages often include art, text and background material relating to the stamps. (Read more...)

United Nations Flag series continues with four stamps United Nations Flag series continues with four stamps March 27
The United Nations Postal Administration will extend its Flag series with four stamps to be issued March 27. The stamps show the flags of Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Serbia. (Read more...)

Give Linn’s ‘Monday Morning Brief’ a try
On Feb. 3, we went live on Linns.com with our very first “Monday Morning Brief” video. (Read more...)

Additional upright Jenny Invert panes found Additional upright Jenny Invert panes found; Linn’s count at 15
More of the intentionally created upright variety of the $2 Jenny Invert panes have surfaced, and one of the previously reported panes has been sold. (Read more...)

Chery Ganz named to CSAC Cheryl Ganz named to Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
Cheryl R. Ganz, who retired at the end of February from her position as chief curator of philately for the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, has been appointed to the United States Postal Service’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. (Read more...)

New A Flag for All Seasons variety likely New A Flag for All Seasons variety likely
Another new variety of the United States A Flag for All Seasons forever stamp set will be issued soon, though no issue date has been set. (Read more...)

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