By Colin Sallee
1. Found on Craigslist
Craigslist might not be the first place a collector thinks of when scavenging for stamp gold, but maybe it should be.
A Star Wars stamp collecting kit from 1977 is now available from a seller in Chicago who might be trying to capitalize on the hysteria surrounding the latest release in the movie series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has already caused a stir in the stamp-collecting world.
The kit for sale includes a stamp album, 24 star wars-themed seals, 32 postage stamps, a bag of about 300 stamp hinges, as well a magnifier. The asking price is $50.
The seller also notes that the collection is in “good condition.”
2. New Purple Heart variety available
A new variety of the latest United States Purple Heart forever stamp uses the central design of the Purple Heart forever stamp with white background first issued Sept. 4, 2012 (Scott 4704), and has a purple 2014 year date at lower left, similar to the Purple Heart variety issued Oct. 11, 2014 (4704b).
3. Dec. 1: Rosa Parks arrested in Montgomery
“Sitting in a segregated Montgomery, Ala., city bus 60 years ago [this week], on Dec. 1, 1955, 42-year-old seamstress Rosa Parks, who was also a secretary for the Montgomery NAACP, was instructed by the driver to vacate her seat for a newly boarded white male passenger. She quietly refused, and subsequently was arrested for violating the segregation laws then in force.”
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