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U.S. Stamps and Postal History
Rumor of U.S. stamp excites Indian movie fans
The news appearing on Indian websites over the Labor Day weekend surely must have excited many of Tollywood’s fans, although the rumor turned out to be false.
U.S. Postal Service reveals $2 Jenny sales details
The United States Postal Service sold 112,605 panes of six $2 Jenny Invert self-adhesive stamps during the first 30 days of sale.
White Plains commemorative design proposer
Seldom are the reasons behind a postage stamp proposal revealed to stamp collectors in the proposer’s own words.
Breast Cancer Research semipostal with 2014 date
An offset-printed 2014-dated version of the United States Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp will be issued in late September.
War of 1812 series continues with new Fort McHenry stamp
The third United States commemorative stamp in a series marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812 will be issued Sept. 1
Usages of the 65¢ stamp from the Great Americans series
Earlier this year, I discussed one usage type — nonstandard mail — of the wide-ranging Great Americans definitive series (
, May 12, page 22).
Postcards with U.S. stamp design images widely distributed
Postcards that bear images of United States stamps have been popular for many years. I am especially fond of those that feature a design showing an envelope franked with a stamp modeled on the George Washington types of 1908-22.
U.S. Poinsettia stamp issued Aug. 21 in Hartford
With no advance notice, a new variety of the United States Poinsettia forever stamp in a pane of 20, double-sided booklet format, was issued Aug. 21 in Hartford, Conn.
West Virginia grist mill on Priority Mail stamp
The scenic Glade Creek Grist Mill in West Virginia will be featured on a new high-denomination United States $5.75 stamp to be issued in October.
Circus souvenir sheetlet only in yearbook; extra-tall stamp on tap for Wilt Chamberlain
The United States Postal Service is creating a three-stamp “Circus souvenir sheetlet” that will be available in mint condition only with the purchase of the annual USPS stamp yearbook.
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