U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Revised Breast Cancer Research semipostal New printer, year date for revised Breast Cancer Research semipostal
The 2014-dated version of the United States (49¢+11¢) Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp will be issued Sept. 30 in Sacramento, Calif., with a noon first-day ceremony on the west steps of the capitol. (Read more...)

New Glade Creek Grist Mill Priority Mail stamp Sept. 29 New Glade Creek Grist Mill Priority Mail stamp Sept. 29
A new United States $5.75 Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp will be issued Sept. 29 in Danese, W.Va. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Remembering Leonard Sherman Remembering Leonard Sherman and the Hammarskjold issue
The strangest things manage to make it through the mail in place of postage. The example pictured here reflects what was, at the time, a huge philatelic story that got significant play in the daily nonphilatelic press. (Read more...)

Dollar-sign Stamps: Heavy parcel to Papua New Guinea Heavy parcel to Papua New Guinea required $35.68 in postage
With my deadline looming, it was time to find an interesting item to share in Dollar-Sign Stamps. (Read more...)

New Purple Heart stamp variety in October New Purple Heart stamp variety in October
A new variety of the United States Purple Heart forever stamp will be issued in October. The stamp will have a 2014 year date inscription. (Read more...)

Second plate number found for 1¢ Bobcat self-adhesive coil Second plate number found for 1¢ Bobcat self-adhesive coil
The United States 1¢ Bobcat self-adhesive coil (Scott 4672) has been found with a new plate number, P2222. (Read more...)

Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp Sept. 29 Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp Sept. 29
A new United States $5.75 Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp will be issued Sept. 29 in Danese, W.Va. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Expertizing altered stamps Expertizing stamps that have been altered to fake an error
In an earlier column on expertizing, I discussed colors that can be removed to create faked errors. I (Read more...)

Upright $2 Jenny Invert pane found in Wisconsin Upright $2 Jenny Invert pane found in Wisconsin; tally at 19
A new find of the intentionally created upright variety of the United States $2 Jenny Invert pane was found in Wisconsin in August. (Read more...)

Mint P3333 Art Deco Bird plate number found Mint P3333 Art Deco Bird plate number found
Mint examples of plate number P3333 have been found for the United States nondenominated (5¢) Art Deco Bird nonprofit coil stamp (Scott 4495). Collector Frank Covey of Illinois reported the find to Linn’s in late August. (Read more...)

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