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Report: Hillary Clinton slated for Oscar de la Renta ceremony

January 18, 2017 11:00 AM

The New York Times has reported that Hillary Clinton will be a featured speaker when the Oscar de la Renta stamp set is issued Feb. 16 in New York City.

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Born Jan. 18: Cary Grant

January 18, 2017 03:30 AM

A leading man who earned the respect and admiration of his fellow actors, Cary Grant was honored on a Legends of Hollywood commemorative in 2002.

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How the Christmas Seal and Charity Stamp Society celebrated its 15th anniversary

January 17, 2017 05:00 PM

The cinderella celebrated the society's 15th anniversary and honored the founder of the International Red Cross and the first Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

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Rob Haeseler (1941-2017)

January 17, 2017 11:00 AM

Former Linn's Stamp News senior editor Rob Haeseler, who served eight years as trustee of the American Philatelic Research Library, died Jan. 16.

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One of the most interesting Christmas cards you’ll come across

January 16, 2017 02:00 PM

This red “Uncle Sam’s Mail” postcard was canceled Dec. 26, 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Why is it so interesting?

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APS seeks new shows manager as Orient departs

January 16, 2017 09:45 AM

As the American Philatelic Society's manager of shows and exhibitions leaves her position, the group begins the search for a replacement.

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Born Jan. 16: Dizzy Dean

January 16, 2017 03:30 AM

As part of the St. Louis Cardinals' "Gashouse Gang" in 1934, pitcher Dizzy Dean won 30 games and led the team to a national championship.

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The most Christmas seals we’ve ever seen on one cover

January 15, 2017 05:00 PM

We have a new champion in the category of most Christmas seals on a single cover. Have a look.

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Why you can expect speedier FDC servicing in 2017

January 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Along with the consolidation of first-day cover servicing at USPS Cancellation Services comes a change in the address format that collectors should use.

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Born Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2017 03:30 AM

American civil rights leader and Nobel laureate Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against injustice and led peaceful protests in an effort to transform the nation and the world.

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When and where the newest Black Heritage series stamp will be issued

January 13, 2017 07:00 PM

The new nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamp will honor civil rights advocate Dorothy Height.

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Collector discovers error variety of 1983 Official Mail coil stamp

January 13, 2017 05:00 PM

Robert E. Thompson found the error stamp on a cover that was part of an auction lot comprised of about 3,000 Official Mail covers.

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More 2017 U.S. stamps announced, new details on JFK issue released: Week’s Most Read

January 13, 2017 08:31 AM

Also this week, we learned more about the recently resurfaced Inverted Jenny stamp error, and took a trip to a tiny country that issues a ton of stamps.

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The Bowlsby split-grill coupon essays, explained

January 12, 2017 05:00 PM

By 1865, the National Bank Note Company was determined to acquire the rights to any and all prevention and reuse patents that might pose a threat to their contract to produce United States postage stamps. George Bowlsby’s coupon essay patent was one of these acquisitions.

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A Canal Zone postal card to be on the lookout for

January 11, 2017 05:00 PM

Mint examples and postal cards with first-day cancels are plentiful, but you will be lucky to find one commercially or privately used.

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Born Jan. 11: Alice Paul

January 11, 2017 03:30 AM

A longtime advocate for equal rights for women, Alice Paul fought successfully for passage of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote.

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Jan. 20 Inauguration Day postmark announced

January 10, 2017 04:20 PM

The Jan. 20 Washington, D.C., Inauguration Day postmark has a circular datestamp and four horizontal bars framing the Presidential Inauguration Day Station message.

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Born Jan. 10: John A. Lejeune

January 10, 2017 03:30 AM

An acclaimed leader in both the Spanish-American War and World War I, John A. Lejeune was commemorated in a stamp set honoring distinguished Marines.

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All the ways you can buy the new U.S. Flag stamp

January 09, 2017 05:00 PM

The single design will be offered in six different formats, resulting in what appear to be five major varieties.

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Kennedy stamp will be issued in pane of 12

January 09, 2017 10:55 AM

Decorative selvage on the 12-stamp pane honoring President John F. Kennedy includes a detail from the official White House portrait.

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Born Jan. 9: Carrie Chapman Catt

January 09, 2017 03:30 AM

Carrie Chapman Catt was a leader in the long effort to obtain the right for women to vote in the United States. She was born Jan. 9, 1859.

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Prestigious Lichtenstein award to be presented to major hobby figure

January 08, 2017 05:00 PM

The philatelist being honored is a past president of the Collectors Club of New York and the American Philatelic Society.

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U.S. Seashells stamps: When and where they will be issued

January 07, 2017 08:00 AM

United States stamps depicting four different seashells will be issued in panes of 20 and coil rolls of 100.

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The best captions for the 1998 25¢ Christmas stamp

January 06, 2017 05:00 PM

Somehow, presidential politics seems to have entered into just about every contest in 2016. December's contest was no exception.

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USPS announces another 14 stamps for 2017

January 06, 2017 01:00 PM

The latest announcement includes stamps for a legendary fashion designer and a famous American monument.

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Some U.S. issue dates set; more Fruit stamps planned

January 05, 2017 05:15 PM

Issue dates for several U.S. stamps were revealed by the U.S. Postal Service Jan. 5. New varieties of the Grapes and Pears Fruit definitive stamps are planned.

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Why U.S. telegraph stamps are different than those of other countries

January 05, 2017 05:00 PM

Telegraph stamps are quite popular with collectors in many countries, but U.S. telegraph stamps have only a small following.

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Meet the designer of the 1960 Christmas seals

January 05, 2017 01:00 PM

Christmas seal designers don’t get the glory that is accorded postage stamp designers, but their efforts are no less worthy of praise.

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Unannounced cardinal forever envelope sold in Ohio

January 04, 2017 10:45 AM

A new forever stamped envelope with a Northern Cardinal design was sold in Ohio in late December. It is sold in a pack of 12 with matching labels.

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Jenny Invert last seen in 1918 to be auctioned

January 03, 2017 05:45 PM

One of two Jenny Invert stamps that dropped out of sight in 1918 has been in one family's private collection. It will be auctioned Feb. 15 in Chicago.
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