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Kramer collection, revenues, classic stamps and more Kramer collection, revenues, classic stamps and more in Dec. 15-19 auctions from Siegel
Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries of New York City will offer material from two important collections in a pair of sales slated for Dec. 15 and 16. (Read more...)

Special Olympics, Robert Robinson Taylor, Martin Ramirez stamps Special Olympics, Robert Robinson Taylor, Martin Ramirez stamps to be issued in 2015
Three previously unannounced stamps for 2015 have been added to next year’s United States stamp program. (Read more...)

Philadelphia collector wins postmaster general’s praise Philadelphia collector wins postmaster general’s praise
When stamp collectors look at the legacy of Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, they should recall the story of Joan Tittle, a 78-year-old retired physical education teacher from Philadelphia. (Read more...)

Linn’s 2014 stamp popularity poll opens for voting Linn's 2014 stamp popularity poll opens for voting; USPS issued 125 stamps, stationery items in 2014
The United States Postal Service issued 125 varieties of stamps and postal stationery in 2014 that qualified for Scott catalog listings. The number was 33 fewer than were issued the year before and 63 fewer than in 2012. (Read more...)

New edition of Scott U.S. errors catalog is a must have New edition of Scott U.S. errors catalog is a must have
The new and improved 16th edition of the Scott Catalogue of Errors on U.S. Postage Stamps is now at hand. (Read more...)

Countries with affordable stamp programs Countries with affordable stamp programs
Another year of new issues has been chronicled, and it is time to look at the costs to obtain the new issues created every year for all of the foreign stamp-issuing entities listed in the Scott catalogs. (Read more...)

Postal history in Dec. 8-12 Rumsey auction Postal history in Dec. 8-12 Rumsey auction; Graham naval covers, free franks and more
Schuyler Rumsey Philatelic Auctions will present its huge winter sale Dec. 8-11, followed by an auction of the Robert Karrer collection of Charleston postal history on Dec. 1 (Read more...)

Indiana town of Santa Claus celebrates its namesake Indiana town of Santa Claus celebrates its namesake in December
Santa Claus, a small community in Indiana, is continuing its annual tradition of providing a special Christmas cancel. (Read more...)

Book details Spellman Museum postal history symposium
On May 2, the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in Weston, Mass., hosted a symposium to celebrate the museum’s 50th anniversary. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: First Latvian issues First Latvian issues made good use of German army castoffs
Recycling was a matter of practical necessity long before the word was coined and assumed its modern connotation of environmental good practice. A case in point is the first stamps of Latvia, issued Dec. 18, 1918 (Scott 1 and 2). (Read more...)

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