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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...)

Stamps Down Under: Australian states Stamps of Australian states: an eye out for affordable classics
The nation of Australia as we know it today evolved from six British colonies. Australia became a federated nation Jan. 1 (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Dietz souvenir sheets Frederick H. Dietz National Poster Stamp Society souvenir sheets
Several years ago, in Linn’s U.S. Notes of Nov. 7, 2005, I pictured and described two Frederick H. Dietz National Poster Stamp Society souvenir sheets similar to the two different examples shown here in Figure 1. (Read more...)

Dollar-sign stamps: Postal history and the Jenny Invert Postal history opportunities abound for Jenny Invert pane
Of the 100 elusive upright Jenny Invert panes randomly and blindly distributed by the United States Postal Service, Linn’s has documented 18 finds via reports from the USPS and collectors. (Read more...)

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