U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Hudson River School forever stamps Aug. 21 Hudson River School forever stamps Aug. 21
Four Hudson River School paintings will grace new stamps in the United States Postal Service’s American Treasures series. The stamps will be issued Aug. 21 in Hartford, Conn., during the American Philatelic Society’s Stampshow. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Early examples of U.S. disinfected mail Early examples of U.S. disinfected mail; information sought on 1925 postcard marking
The usual means of identifying a piece of United States mail that in the early part of the 20th century had been exposed to disease and then subjected to a disinfecting process is to see a “disinfected” handstamp. P (Read more...)

Topics and Themes: Guitars on United States stamps Guitars on United States stamps celebrate the broad range, variety of American music
The Jimi Hendrix forever stamp issued March 13 (Scott 4880) is the latest United States stamp to include a guitar in the design. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: 1930s mail theft in Texas Messy envelope recovered from 1930s mail theft in Texas
Who would bother with a wretched and obviously dirty and damaged cover like the one shown here in Figure 1? Well, my friend Stephen Taylor, an American stamp dealer who lives in England, marked it as one I would want because of the letter that goes with it. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Returning domestic postal cards 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. (Read more...)

Janis Joplin stamp fifth entry in Music Icons series 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. (Read more...)

ArtCraft anniversary, early use auction at Americover 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. (Read more...)

Farmers Markets stamps debut Aug. 7 at Freshfarm Market 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. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Stamp for Jim Morrison was considered 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 in February. (Read more...)

New coil error from three unseparated rolls 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 Linn’s by reader Robert Thompson of Texas. (Read more...)

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