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Extra-tall stamps for Wilt Chamberlain unveiled
The designs for the 7-foot 1-inch NBA basketball star Wilt Chamberlain commemorative forever stamps to be issued Dec. 5 were unveiled in early October by the United States Postal Service.
2014-dated Purple Heart stamp Oct. 11
The United States Postal Service will issue a new variety of the Purple Heart forever stamp Oct. 11 in Dover, Del. The stamp will have a 2014 year date inscription.
Stamp Market Tips: French Equatorial Africa airmail
French Equatorial Africa
—French colonies are very popular among collectors. From the 1920s on, most French colonies stamps have appealing production values. Many are colorful with striking designs and exotic subjects.
Fall National Postage Stamp Show bourse full
The American Stamp Dealers Association reports that the dealer bourse has sold out for the Fall 2014 National Postage Stamp Show to take place Oct. 2
Worldwide advance orders for Tom of Finland souvenir sheet
Finland’s post office, Itella, reported Sept. 8 that advance orders for its Tom of Finland souvenir sheet have been delivered to 178 countries, including Sweden, Great Britain, the United States and France.
Machin stamps were overprinted for different purposes
Collectors of British stamps occasionally encounter Machin definitives that bear overprints.
The story of New Guinea’s evolution told through its stamps
New Guinea is the world’s second largest island, a little more than one-third as large as the world’s largest island, Greenland.
New stamps commemorate and break records, play music
Four stamps from Guyana commemorate the recent auction of the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta for a record sum.
Batman celebrated with eight new U.S. stamps in pane of 20
Crime fighting comic book super hero Batman is the subject of a new eight-stamp set from the United States Postal Service.
Five new U.S. stamped envelopes packaged in three sets of 10
The United States Postal Service is offering five new stamped envelopes with wintry stamp designs.
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