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A new USPS legislation setback
Prospects for legislation that the United States Postal Service has called vital for its survival suffered a potentially serious setback May 7. (Read more...)

Jersey introduced rate change April 23
New postage rates for the Channel Island of Jersey went into effect April 23. (Read more...)

Specialized collections offered at Rumsey’s Westpex sale Specialized collections offered at Rumsey’s Westpex sale
Schuyler J. Rumsey Philatelic Auctions held a series of sales at the Westpex stamp show in San Francisco April 24-27. (Read more...)

Single upright $2 Jenny Invert stamp to auction Single upright $2 Jenny Invert stamp to auction
A single upright $2 Jenny Invert stamp cut from a pane of six will be offered May 21 by Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions in Danbury, Conn. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: U.S. Birds of Prey stamps U.S. Birds of Prey issue overlooked
United States — On Jan. 20, 2012, the U.S. Postal Service issued a set of five 85¢ Birds of Prey stamps (Scott 4608-4612). T (Read more...)

Nevada anniversary stamp shows state’s natural beauty Nevada anniversary stamp shows the state’s natural beauty
A new United States forever stamp marking 150 years of Nevada statehood will be issued May 29, with a first-day ceremony at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, 361 Symphony Park Ave., Las Vegas, Nev. (Read more...)

Canadian stamp marks the 1914 Komagata Maru incident Canadian stamp marks the1914 Komagata Maru incident
Canada Post will mark the centennial of the 1914 Komagata Maru incident with a $2.50 international-rate stamp issued May 1 in a booklet of six. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Viking heritage, Irish battle Stamps honor Viking heritage, Irish battle
Viking artifacts are featured on new stamps from Norway and Ireland. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Additions to living list Postal Service Employees set might add to living list
A new category of living people featured on United States stamps is opened up by a short obituary sent in by U.S. Stamp Notes reader Larry Secchioroli of Connecticut. (Read more...)

Some varieties of press sheets are selling out Some varieties of press sheets are selling out
The United States 21¢ Abraham Lincoln stamp press sheet without die cuts has sold out through the U.S. Postal Service, and the press sheet of the $19.99 USS Arizona stamp issued without die cuts is nearing sold-out status. (Read more...)

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