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U.S. Stamps and Postal History
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When the United States Postal Service superseded the old Post Office Department July 1, 1971, President Richard M. N
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uncommon international uses of the 1962 4¢ Malaria stamp
In my previous Modern U.S. Mail column (
, Feb. 10, page 16) I described and pictured uncommon domestic commercial uses of United States Scott 1194, the 4¢ Malaria Eradication commemorative of 1962.
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