U.S. Stamps and Postal History

The end of domestic airmail The end of United States domestic airmail service
When the United States Postal Service superseded the old Post Office Department July 1, 1971, President Richard M. N (Read more...)

March 4 date for Verrazano-Narrows Priority Mail stamp March 4 issue date for Verrazano-Narrows Priority Mail stamp; no first-day ceremony
The 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is being celebrated with a new high-denomination United States stamp issued March 4 in Brooklyn, N.Y. (Read more...)

New Weddings stamp at St. Louis show New Weddings stamp
The United States Postal Service will issue its second version of the Yes I Do stamp March 21 in St. Louis, Mo., and nationwide. (Read more...)

U.S. modern postal history diamond in the rough Spotting a U.S. modern postal history diamond in the rough in my mailbox
The large envelope shown in Figure 1 (on page 54) was mailed to me and my family in Troy, Ohio, in early December 2013. (Read more...)

Duck office halts artist-signed panes Duck office halts artist-signed panes
When the new United States federal duck stamp is issued June 27 in Washington, D.C., no artist-signed pane will be offered. (Read more...)

USS Arizona Memorial stamp USS Arizona Memorial stamp
The iconic USS Arizona Memorial will grace a new high-denomination United States stamp to be issued March 13 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Read more...)

70¢ Anderson stamp joins Distinguished Americans series 70¢ Anderson stamp joins Distinguished Americans series
The United States Postal Service will honor American aviator C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson on a 70¢ stamp to be issued March 13 in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and nationwide. Anderson was born in Bryn Mawr in 1907. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: U.S. 8¢ Rotary International U.S. 8¢ Rotary International stamp infrequent on overseas mail
From Nov. 1, 1953, until the start of the 4¢ first-class rate on Aug. 1, 1958, 3¢ postage was needed to move a letter by surface transportation within the United States, and 8¢ was needed for a letter sent abroad via surface mail. (Read more...)

Jimi Hendrix on U.S. stamp March 13 Jimi Hendrix on U.S. stamp March 13
Jimi Hendrix will be honored on a new United States forever stamp March 13, the U.S. Postal Service revealed Feb. 18. (Read more...)

Uncommon international uses of the 1962 4¢ Malaria stamp Uncommon international uses of the 1962 4¢ Malaria stamp
In my previous Modern U.S. Mail column (Linn’s, Feb. 10, page 16) I described and pictured uncommon domestic commercial uses of United States Scott 1194, the 4¢ Malaria Eradication commemorative of 1962. (Read more...)

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