U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Hawaii newpaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee Hawaii newspaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee
United States stamp artist Clarence Lee has died at age 79, according to a Jan. 30 report by Gregg K (Read more...)

USPS on upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hot item: Week USPS explains upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hit: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news. Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics (Read more...)

Is your 1¢ green Franklin stamp Scott 594 or 596? If it is, you have a winner Is your 1¢ green Franklin stamp Scott 594 or 596? If it is, you have a winner

Most 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamps are common and valued at less than $1, but two rotary press varieties that look almost the same as common flat-plate issues are scarce and worth thousands. Ken Lawrence explains how to understand and identify the rare ones.

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$2 Patriotic Waves stamp issued today $2 Patriotic Waves stamp issued today
The United States $2 Patriotic Waves stamp is being issued today at Southeastern Stamp Expo in Norcross, Ga. (Read more...)

Stars and Stripes coil ceremony at Texpex stamp show Stars and Stripes coil ceremony at Texpex stamp show
The first day ceremony for the United States Stars and Stripes presorted standard coil stamps will take place Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Texpex stamp show in Grapevine, Texas. (Read more...)

You don You don't have to buy 10,000
When the United States Postal Service issues its new 1¢ Bobcat coil stamp Feb. 21, collectors won't have to buy the full roll of 10,000 stamps. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Cadillac Post cover similar to U.S. envelope U.S. Stamp Notes: Cadillac Post cover similar to U.S. envelope
Over the years, I’ve seen Cadillac Post local covers but was never able to pin down their story. A recent cache found at a dealer table has helped. (Read more...)

1¢ Bobcat coil variety issued at Aripex show 1¢ Bobcat coil variety to be issued at Aripex show

The third variety of the workhorse definitive will be issued in coils of 10,000, with a 2015 year date positioned in the upper right corner.

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CBS Sunday Morning covers upright Jenny Invert, USPS wants rate increase: Week CBS Sunday Morning covers upright Jenny Invert, USPS wants rate increase: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news.

Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics (Read more...)

U.S. Wedding stamps show floral designs by Merian U.S. Wedding stamps show floral designs by Merian
A rare use of intaglio printing for engraved designs will be featured on the latest additions to the United States Wedding stamp series. (Read more...)

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