U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Exploring United States postage stamp essays and proofs Exploring United States postage stamp essays and proofs
Like most collectors, I reached a point in my philatelic pursuits where filling spaces in an album just wasn’t enough anymore. (Read more...)

Songbirds stamps April 5 in Dallas
The 10 United States Songbirds commemorative forever stamps will be issued April 5 in Dallas, Texas. (Read more...)

Almost $600 to buy Arizona Memorial press sheets Almost $600 to buy Arizona Memorial press sheets; 5-sheet limit on press sheet purchases eliminated
The popularity of United States press sheets is cited as a reason for removing order limits. One new press sheet will cost almost $600. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Free franked from Somalia Free-franked mail sent from APO in Somalia
Free franking from Somalia during the time that the United States military was on the ground there, from 1992 to 1994, was addressed in the Oct. 5, 2010, U.S. Notes column. (Read more...)

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When the United States Postal Service superseded the old Post Office Department July 1, 1971, President Richard M. N (Read more...)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

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