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Bennett auction to include Jenny Invert error
The May 13-14 auction by Matthew Bennett International will include one of the world’s most famous and recognizable stamp errors, the United States 1918 24¢ carmine rose and blue airmail stamp with inverted center (Scott C3a), commonly known as the Jenny Invert.
Walker, three others to sign Roll of Distinguished Philatelists
Four collectors were recently elected by the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists.
Photograph removed from revised version of withdrawn Irish Citizen Army stamp
Ireland’s An Post issued a revised version of its withdrawn Irish Citizen Army stamp April 17.
Canada Post offers Roses stamps and postal cards April 23
On April 23, Canada Post will issue nondenominated (85¢) Roses permanent stamps with two different designs, in a self-adhesive booklet of 10, a self-adhesive coil of 50 and a souvenir sheet of two.
Kennedy stamp voted Irish stamp of the year
A stamp marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s state visit to Ireland in June 1963 was voted as Ireland’s stamp issue of 2013, according to an announcement by An Post in the second 2014 issue of its publication
Irish Stamps the Collector
Floral Weddings stamps delayed until 2015
The United States Postal Service has delayed the issuance of new Wedding series stamps until 2015, according to Postal Service spokesman Roy Betts.
Bookseller pleas in counterfeit Stamps.com meter postage case
A New Mexico bookseller has pleaded guilty to possession of counterfeit postage meter stamps and intent to use them in the mail.
U.S. court denies USPS appeal in Gamefly-Netflix postage case
For the past five years, a Los Angeles-based firm that rents video games by mail has been alleging that Netflix, which rents DVD movies by mail, has been getting an unfair advantage from the United States Postal Service.
National Postal Museum to exhibit Mulready-Penny Black early use
A British Mulready 1-penny lettersheet franked with a British Penny Black postage stamp and postmarked May 2, 1840, will be exhibited May 3-11 at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.
Hunt for watermarked Franklin
United States —
The 2014 Scott
Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers
values the 1910 imperforate 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamp on paper with the “U S P S” watermark in a single line (Scott 383) at only $4.25
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