newsSoaking U.S. Classics Forever stamps requires hot water and patience
October 08, 2016 07:00 PMNot so long ago, most U.S. self-stick stamps were printed on paper with a water-soluble layer between the stamp paper and the adhesive. This allowed the stamp to be soaked without difficulty, leaving the adhesive layer on the envelope paper.
newsDiwali stamp ceremony a celebration filled with joy and gratitude
October 07, 2016 03:00 PMThe 80-minute ceremony at the Consulate General of India in New York City was in every way a celebration of the new stamp, which has been requested for many years by members of the Indian community in the United States.
news$5 Lantern is top denomination in Americana series
October 01, 2016 07:00 PMOf the three dollar-denominated Americana stamps, the $5 Lantern is comparatively harder to find on cover. As with the $1 and $2 stamps, it was primarily used to pay postage on heavy parcels or on mailings requiring additional fees for registry and other services.
newsHow the BEP helped fill in production information gaps
September 28, 2016 01:00 PMExpertizing tells us what a particular stamp or cover is or is not. But in many cases, there is a step beyond that finding, especially with regard to stamps: How was the stamp produced, and if there is a variation that has been noted, how did it happen?
newsWho was the real Rosie the Riveter? Two stamps depict two versions
September 21, 2016 05:00 PMThe first Rosie the Riveter stamp was in 1992 (Scott 2697h) in a pane of stamps in a series marking the 50th anniversary of World War II, which comprised five panes of 10 stamps each, a pane for each of the five years of U.S. military involvement in the hostilities.