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Schuyler Rumsey auction at Westpex stamp show Schuyler Rumsey auction at Westpex show includes Feldman inland waterways collection
Schuyler Rumsey will present a series of auctions April 24-27 at the annual Westpex stamp show. (Read more...)

Message in a German beer bottle delivered Message in a German beer bottle delivered after one century
The International Maritime Museum of Hamburg, Germany, reports the recent discovery of what it calls the oldest message in a bottle ever found. (Read more...)

Ireland’s An Post plans exhibition center Ireland’s An Post plans exhibition center
The postal administration of Ireland, An Post, announced in late March that the Dublin city council has approved development of An Post’s extended exhibition and interpretive center named GPO: Witness History. (Read more...)

Bulk mail: another caution signal for USPS
An effort to spread bulk mail deliveries more evenly might have hit an obstacle. (Read more...)

Postal Inspection Service exhibit planned
The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., is planning an exhibit about the United States Postal Inspection Service. (Read more...)

Eight Vintage Circus Posters stamps May 5 in Sarasota Eight Vintage Circus Posters stamps May 5 in Sarasota, Fla.
The United States Postal Service will issue eight commemorative forever stamps May 5 showing vintage circus posters. (Read more...)

Red, White and Blue flag stamp issued April 25 at Westpex ‘Red, White and Blue’ flag stamps to be issued April 25 at Westpex
Four United States nondenominated (49¢) Red, White and Blue forever stamps will be issued April 25 in coils of 10,000. (Read more...)

Spink sale March 13 included British Guiana 4¢ magentas Spink sale March 13 included British Guiana 4¢ magentas, error pair
On March 12, Spink in London offered the Harry Birkhead collection of occupation and siege issues from the Second Anglo-Boer War. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: U.S. Beer revenue stamps U.S. beer revenue stamps popular
United States — Evidently Benjamin Franklin did not actually say or write, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” although he did say something similar about wine. R (Read more...)

Baden Land-Post Porto-Marke covers in Gaertner sale Baden Land-Post Porto-Marke covers in Gaertner’s February sale
A multipart sale by Christoph Gaertner near Stuttgart, Germany, Feb. 10-14, featured stamps and postal history from around the world. (Read more...)

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