U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Two stamps for Wilt Chamberlain
The upcoming Wilt Chamberlain commemorative issue will consist of two stamps, according to a Sept. 4 announcement by the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

First-Day Covers: Border Craft cachets Border Craft cachets creator recalls the line’s brief history
In the mid-1960s, most first-day covers were printed in one color — often black — with stock photographs and illustrations. (Read more...)

Rumor of U.S. stamp excites Indian movie fans
The news appearing on Indian websites over the Labor Day weekend surely must have excited many of Tollywood’s fans, although the rumor turned out to be false. (Read more...)

U.S. Postal Service reveals $2 Jenny sales details U.S. Postal Service reveals $2 Jenny sales details
The United States Postal Service sold 112,605 panes of six $2 Jenny Invert self-adhesive stamps during the first 30 days of sale. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: White Plains commemorative White Plains commemorative design proposer
Seldom are the reasons behind a postage stamp proposal revealed to stamp collectors in the proposer’s own words. (Read more...)

Breast Cancer Research semipostal with 2014 date Breast Cancer Research semipostal with 2014 date
An offset-printed 2014-dated version of the United States Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp will be issued in late September. (Read more...)

War of 1812 series continues with Fort McHenry stamp War of 1812 series continues with new Fort McHenry stamp
The third United States commemorative stamp in a series marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812 will be issued Sept (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Great Americans series uses Usages of the 65¢ stamp from the Great Americans series
Earlier this year, I discussed one usage type — nonstandard mail — of the wide-ranging Great Americans definitive series (Linn’s, May 12, page 22). (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Postcards with U.S. stamp designs Postcards with U.S. stamp design images widely distributed
Postcards that bear images of United States stamps have been popular for many years. I am especially fond of those that feature a design showing an envelope franked with a stamp modeled on the George Washington types of 1908-22. (Read more...)

U.S. Poinsettia stamp issued Aug. 21 U.S. Poinsettia stamp issued Aug. 21 in Hartford
With no advance notice, a new variety of the United States Poinsettia forever stamp in a pane of 20, double-sided booklet format, was issued Aug. 21 in Hartford, Conn. (Read more...)

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