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U.S. Stamps and Postal History
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.
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.
USPS reveals preliminary image of limited Circus souvenir sheet
The United States Postal Service has revealed the design for the three-stamp Circus souvenir sheet that will be available in mint condition only with the purchase of
The 2014 Stamp Yearbook
, a USPS publication.
U.S. Stamp Notes: World records: smallest album and smallest stamp journal
I have a new claimant for the title of the world’s smallest stamp album, and a new smallest category to challenge U.S. Stamp Notes readers.
Jennifer Miller wins 2014 duck stamp art contest
Jennifer Miller of Olean, N.Y., won the 2014 federal duck stamp art contest held Sept. 20-21 at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
Celebrity Chefs honored Sept. 26
The United States Postal Service will issue a set of five stamps Sept. 26 honoring celebrity chefs James Beard, Julia Child, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi.
New printer, year date for revised Breast Cancer Research semipostal
The 2014-dated version of the United States (49¢+11¢) Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp will be issued Sept. 30 in Sacramento, Calif., with a noon first-day ceremony on the west steps of the capitol.
New Glade Creek Grist Mill Priority Mail stamp Sept. 29
A new United States $5.75 Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp will be issued Sept. 29 in Danese, W.Va.
Remembering Leonard Sherman and the Hammarskjold issue
The strangest things manage to make it through the mail in place of postage. The example pictured here reflects what was, at the time, a huge philatelic story that got significant play in the daily nonphilatelic press.
Heavy parcel to Papua New Guinea required $35.68 in postage
With my deadline looming, it was time to find an interesting item to share in Dollar-Sign Stamps.
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