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U.S. Stamps and Postal History
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.
What’s the Byrd connection to an 1844 stampless cover?
What a difference 90 years makes. The cover pictured below began its life as a stampless folded letter dated Oct. 8
2012 Waves of Color stamps not making waves on mail
Dec. 1, 2012, marked the first day of issue for the four United States Waves of Color stamps (Scott 4717-4720).
Postage due assessment on 1901 postal card raises questions
Sometimes a mailed cover creates more questions than answers.
Distribution of U.S. Civil War 1864 pane limited
Some United States post offices are not receiving automatic shipments of the Civil War 1864 commemorative forever stamps.
Third plate number reported on Art Deco Bird nonprofit stamp
A third plate number has been found for the United States nondenominated (5¢) Art Deco Bird nonprofit coil stamp (Scott 4495).
Expertizing colors of the 30¢ Roosevelt Presidential series stamp
In the last expertizing column in
July 28 issue, largely devoted to how experts deal with the color problems posed by the 1851-57 3¢ Washington stamps, I promised in this installment to discuss modern-era color problems that challenge the experts.
U.S. Farmers Markets stamp designs spark a price debate
Eating farm-fresh foods has won a four-stamp endorsement from the United States Postal Service — regardless of the cost. That, in effect, is the message the new forever stamps send.
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