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U.S. Stamps and Postal History
Stamp honoring Harvey Milk May 22
San Francisco political figure and gay rights activist Harvey Milk will be honored on a new forever stamp from the United States Postal Service.
Harvey Milk ceremony in San Francisco
The United States Postal Service will sponsor a public dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk commemorative forever stamp May 28 in San Francisco.
1932 Olympics FDC addressed to George Linn
The therapeutic effects of stamp collecting are many. Among them is a favorite of mine: looking through boxes of inexpensive covers at stamp shows, in search of that proverbial gem that escaped the eyes of those who searched before you.
Woodstock offers new Hendrix postmark
The Woodstock, N.Y., post office is again offering a March 14 Jimi Hendrix postmark, but this time with a different design.
Made in America set tops Linn’s stamp poll; voters pick La Florida issue as best designed
The set of 12 Made in America commemorative forever stamps was voted the overall favorite stamp issue in
2013 United States Stamp Popularity Poll.
20th-century covers from little islands on different sides of globe
What a difference two similar letters can represent.
Combination first-day cover highlights 90 years of $2 stamps
Pictured nearby is a marvelous combination first-day cover for the United States $2 Jenny Invert stamp that was issued Sept. 22, 2013.
Tuskegee post office honors pilot instructor
Tuskegee airman and flight instructor C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson (1907-96) was honored with a United States 70¢ stamp issued March 13.
Great Americans stamps and the nonmachinable surcharge
The United States Great Americans definitive series is made up of a large number of stamps that were issued beginning Dec. 27, 1980.
Cancellations can be mistaken for overprints if struck just so
Periodically in this column we look at United States stamps with cancellations that could be mistaken for overprints if the stamps were seen off cover.
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