U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Stamp honoring Harvey Milk May 22 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. (Read more...)

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. (Read more...)

1932 Olympics FDC addressed to George Linn 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. (Read more...)

Woodstock offers new Hendrix postmark 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. (Read more...)

Made in America set tops Linn’s stamp poll 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 Linn’s 2013 United States Stamp Popularity Poll. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Covers from little islands 20th-century covers from little islands on different sides of globe
What a difference two similar letters can represent. (Read more...)

Dollar-sign Stamps: FDC with 90 years of $2 stamps 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. (Read more...)

Tuskegee post office honors pilot instructor 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. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Great Americans series 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. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Cancellations mistaken for overprints 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. (Read more...)

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