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U.S. Stamps and Postal History
Rules for returning undeliverable domestic postal cards after 1940
This article will illustrate the United States Post Office Department’s policy of guaranteed non-free returns of undeliverable postcards and postal cards after 1940.
Janis Joplin stamp fifth entry in Music Icons series Aug. 8
Rock star Janis Joplin (1943-70) will be honored Aug. 8 with a new United States commemorative forever stamp.
ArtCraft anniversary, early use auction at August Americover show
The Washington Press has been a major supporter of the American First Day Cover Society since the founding of the AFDCS in 1955. Washington Press produces ArtCraft Cachets, a staple of FDC collecting.
Farmers Markets stamps debut Aug. 7 at Freshfarm Market
Four Farmers Markets forever stamps will be issued Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C., and will be placed on sale nationwide the same day.
U.S. stamp for Jim Morrison considered in 1993 and rejected
A United States stamp honoring singer-songwriter Jim Morrison (1943-71) appears to be in the works, according to a leaked stamp subjects list published by
The Washington Post
New coil error from three unseparated rolls; discovery bought online from Illinois seller
A vertical block of six of the 2014 United States Star-Spangled Banner forever coil stamps, missing the horizontal slits that normally separate the stamps into individual coil rolls, was reported to
by reader Robert Thompson of Texas.
Civil War turnabout mail traveled secretly across the lines
The American Civil War provided myriad opportunities for each side to utilize resources captured from the other side in battle.
American Landmarks stamps offer vibrant colors, great subjects
In 2008, the United States Postal Service launched a series of high-denomination stamps for use on Priority Mail and Express Mail parcels. A
Expertizing subtle color varieties of U.S. 19th-century stamps
Stamp colors are troublesome to the expertizer, but no less so to the collector. Witness this question from
reader Todd Hause.
Understanding U.S. postage stamp trial color die and plate proofs
The only difference between a die proof and trial color die proof is color.
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