newsAllen Kane celebrated at first-day ceremony for Florentine Madonna and Child stamp
October 19, 2016 10:24 AMThe United States Postal Service dedicated its 2016 Florentine Madonna and Child Christmas stamp with tributes to Italy and a former postal official who has hosted many of Washington’s first-day ceremonies. The Oct. 18 release of the forever holiday stamp drew a small audience of about 150 people to the National Postal Museum on Capitol Hill.
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.