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Janet Klug appointed stamp committee chair Janet Klug appointed stamp committee chair
Stamp collector Janet Klug has been named by the United States Postal Service as the new chair of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. (Read more...)

Linn's U.S. Stamp Market Index - JANUARY 2014
Compiled by the staff of Linn’s Stamp News (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips column: Look for 1982 Ethiopian set Stamp Market Tips: Look for 1982 Ethiopian set
Ethiopia — Ethiopia is one of those exotic countries with a small but dedicated and enthusiastic following in the United States. T (Read more...)

McCusker to auction Linn cacheted first-day cover McCusker to auction Linn cacheted first-day cover in Feb. 4 sale
The Feb. 4 public auction No. 350 by James T. McCusker will include an example of the first cacheted first-day cover, created in 1923 by Linn’s Stamp News founder George W. Linn. (Read more...)

75 million Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamps unsold Seventy-five million Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamps unsold
The United States Postal Service’s fourth semipostal stamp was removed from sale Dec. 31, 2013, and if no Congressional action takes place, the unsold stamps — approximately 75 million of them — will head to the shredder. (Read more...)

Love stamp issued Jan. 21 features pink cut-paper heart Love stamp issued Jan. 21 features pink cut-paper heart
A pink heart caught inside a cut-paper rectangle with ornate flourishes serves as the design for the 2014 United States Love stamp issued Jan. 21. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes column: Airline mail services Cover from 1938 promoted growth of airline mail services
Seldom does one find details about the growth of commercial air traffic on a mailed cover, but the 1938 example in Figure 1 provides a lot of information, even with the envelope contents missing. (Read more...)

Washington Postal Scene: Report sees parcels as USPS future Report sees parcels as the future of the U.S. Postal Service
The United States Postal Service has issued its annual report for fiscal 2013, a year that was marked by another $5 billion loss. B (Read more...)

Stamps of Latin America: Paraguay independence set Paraguay independence set offers a full range of challenge
Paraguay declared its independence from Spain in 1811, and 100 years later, the country marked the event philatelically with an attractive set of bicolored stamps featuring an allegorical image of Liberty or “The Republic.” (Read more...)

Communities on Canadian Black History pair Communities on Canadian Black History pair
Canada Post continues its tradition of celebrating Black History Month, but this year with a slightly different twist. (Read more...)

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