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2014-date Poinsettia returns to sale at fulfillment center 2014-date Poinsettia returns to sale at USPS fulfillment center
The 2014-date United States nondenominated (49¢) Poinsettia special forever stamp (Scott 4816b) has been returned to sale at Stamp Fulfillment Services after selling out Sept. 30. (Read more...)

Stamps have carried more than just letters in the mail Stamps have carried more than just letters in the mail
Not so many years ago, when postal regulations weren’t quite so demanding, stamps were used to mail all manner of items, not just letters. (Read more...)

New York show celebrates ASDA centennial New York show celebrates ASDA centennial
The American Stamp Dealers Association celebrated its 100th anniversary in style during the 65th National Postage Stamp Show, Oct. 23-26 in New York City. (Read more...)

Third Brigham auction Nov. 22 Canadian back of the book and full panes offered in third Brigham auction Nov. 22
The third installment of the ongoing series of auctions of the Brigham collection of Canada will take place Nov. 22 at the Brampton Golf Club, 7700 Kennedy Road, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. (Read more...)

Christmas Magi stamp to be issued Nov. 19 Christmas Magi stamp to be issued Nov. 19
Continuing its annual tradition of issuing Christmas stamps, the United States Postal Service will debut its Christmas Magi special forever stamp Nov. 19 in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Pitcairn ‘Bounty’ films stamps Pitcairn stamps feature five ‘Bounty’ films
The Pitcairn Islands celebrated the 250th birth anniversary of Fletcher Christian by issuing five stamps Sept. 25 featuring actors who portrayed him in film versions of the tale of the mutiny on the HMS Bounty. (Read more...)

From the Scott Editors: Scott Classic specialized catalog Value for 1¢ Magenta among many changes in the 2015 Scott Classic specialized catalog
The 2015 edition of the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 contains slightly more than 15,000 Classic-only value changes, more than double the total recorded last year. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Censored cover sent to Churchill Censored cover sent to Winston Churchill
One does not expect to see the name of an immortal such as Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965) as the addressee on a common piece of mail, so I was surprised to see the cover shown here courtesy of an American dealer in United States postal history, based in England. (Read more...)

Wisconsin town honors living Medal of Honor recipient Wisconsin town honors living Medal of Honor recipient
Einar H. Ingman Jr., a Korean War Medal of Honor recipient, was honored Oct. 6 in Tomahawk, Wis. (Read more...)

London 2015 court of honor
The court of honor at the London 2015 Europhilex stamp exhibition will bring together outstanding items representing significant highlights of postal communications over the years, from the royal charter of 1635 that opened Great Britain’s Royal Mail to the public, to one of the 214 covers carried on the first manned moon landing in 1969. (Read more...)

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