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Possible 20¢ Apgar imperf surfaces on 2002 cover in Fla. Possible 20¢ Apgar imperf surfaces on 2002 cover in Fla.
A recently discovered large business envelope mailed in 2002 from California to Florida is franked with what looks like an imperforate example of the United States 20¢ Virginia Apgar stamp. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: An affordable stamp from Hawaii Stamp Market Tips: An affordable stamp from Hawaii
Hawaii — One of the most unusual and attractive American states is Hawaii. A volcanic island chain in the vast Polynesian sweep of the Pacific Ocean, it was both an independent kingdom and a republic before becoming an American territory and later a state (Read more...)

Born Feb. 2: William O. "Buckey" O Born Feb. 2: William O. "Buckey" O'Neill
A monument in the Prescott, Ariz., town square pays tribute to the Rough Riders, the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry assembled in 1898 during the Spanish-American War and led by Leonard Wood and Theodore Roosevelt. (Read more...)

Born Feb. 1: John Ford Born Feb. 1: John Ford
Film director John Ford, born Feb. 1, 1894, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, was honored on a forever stamp issued May 23, 2012 (Scott 4668) (Read more...)

Born Jan. 31: Jackie Robinson Born Jan. 31: Jackie Robinson
Born Jack Roosevelt Robinson in Cairo, Georgia, on Jan. 31, 1919, Jackie Robinson would enter the history books at age 28 on April 15, 1947, when he became the first black baseball player in the major leagues in what is known as baseball’s modern era, thereby successfully integrating the game (Read more...)

Guyer of APS named ASDA executive director
Mark Reasoner, president of the American Stamp Dealers Association, announced Jan. 30 that Dana Guyer will become the next executive director of the ASDA. (Read more...)

Hawaii newpaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee Hawaii newspaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee
United States stamp artist Clarence Lee has died at age 79, according to a Jan. 30 report by Gregg K (Read more...)

Lithuania’s coins on stamps: new and old Lithuania’s coins on stamps: new and old
Lithuania officially converted to the euro as its currency on Jan. 1 and issued a €0.75 stamp the next day to commemorate the event. (Read more...)

USPS on upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hot item: Week USPS explains upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hit: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news. Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics (Read more...)

Eighth set issued in U.N. Coin and Flag series Eighth set issued in U.N. Coin and Flag series
The United Nations Postal Administration has temporarily ended its Coin and Flag series. The eighth set of 24 stamps was issued Feb. 6, and according to UNPA, it may be the last set for a while. (Read more...)

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