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U.S. Graphic Design stamps delayed
Rights concerns have delayed the issuance of the United States Pioneers of Graphic Design commemorative stamps originally planned for April. (Read more...)

New plate number on Washington pane New plate number on Washington pane
A new plate number of P22222 has been found on the United States 20¢ George Washington stamp issued April 11, 2011, in panes of 20 (Scott 4504). (Read more...)

Verrazano-Narrows envelope issued; no press sheets Verrazano-Narrows envelope issued; no press sheets for stamp
When the $5.60 Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Priority Mail stamp was rushed into service March 4 with just a couple of days’ notice, a $5.60 Priority Mail stamped envelope with the same design was also issued. (Read more...)

Expertizing stamps: an essential part of stamp collecting Expertizing stamps: an essential part of stamp collecting
Because philatelic fakery has been practiced since the dawn of stamp collecting, expertizing — the careful inspection of stamps and covers to determine their bona fides — is well established as an essential part of stamp collecting. (Read more...)

Exploring United States postage stamp essays and proofs Exploring United States postage stamp essays and proofs
Like most collectors, I reached a point in my philatelic pursuits where filling spaces in an album just wasn’t enough anymore. (Read more...)

Circus Posters stamps in April
New Vintage Circus Posters commemorative stamps will soon appear at post offices nationwide. (Read more...)

Songbirds stamps April 5 in Dallas
The 10 United States Songbirds commemorative forever stamps will be issued April 5 in Dallas, Texas. (Read more...)

Star-Spangled Banner ceremony rescheduled for March 6 Star-Spangled Banner ceremony rescheduled for March 6
A winter storm in Washington, D.C., caused the March 3 first-day ceremony for the Star-Spangled Banner forever stamp to be postponed. (Read more...)

Tree postal card and paid reply card March 28 United States Tree postal card and paid reply card March 28
The United States Postal Service will issue a new nondenominated (34¢) Tree forever postal card March 28 in New York City. (Read more...)

Almost $600 to buy Arizona Memorial press sheets Almost $600 to buy Arizona Memorial press sheets; 5-sheet limit on press sheet purchases eliminated
The popularity of United States press sheets is cited as a reason for removing order limits. One new press sheet will cost almost $600. (Read more...)

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