U.S. Stamps and Postal History

USPS commended for Angelou stamp decision, Special Olympics stamp planned: Week USPS commended for Angelou stamp decision, Special Olympics stamp planned: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

Forget-me-not chosen as the theme for missing children stamp, envelope Forget-me-not chosen as the theme for missing children stamp, envelope
A new United States social awareness stamp on the subject of missing children will be issued with a matching stamped envelope May 18. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Poorly produced 1981 postal cards stirred collector ire U.S. Stamp Notes: Poorly produced 1981 postal cards stirred collector ire
We don’t see much in the way of organized protests in philately. More likely are individual complaints that can reach a volume level and consistency that compel some degree of attention from the presumed offender. (Read more...)

Denver artist wins 32nd annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition
The following is a release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department: (Read more...)

You bought it: Latest USPS releases, 1943 $1 Canada stamp You bought it: Latest USPS releases, 1943 $1 Canada stamp
As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we like to ask Linn's Stamp News Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently.  (Read more...)

1st 2016 Scott eCatalogue released, new Water Lilies envelopes detailed: Week 1st 2016 Scott eCatalogue released, new Water Lilies envelopes detailed: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

Chutzpah: collector asks FDR for duplicate stamps in 1942 Chutzpah: collector asks FDR for duplicate stamps in 1942
Every now and then someone who shares our hobby demonstrates that they have lost their perspective when it comes to stamp collecting. (Read more...)

Special Olympics stamp marks upcoming Los Angeles Games Special Olympics stamp marks upcoming Los Angeles Games
From July 25 to Aug. 2, the Special Olympics World Games are taking place in Los Angeles, Calif., with the participation of 7,000 athletes representing 177 countries. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Train wreck cover returned to sender; spelling mistake U.S. Stamp Notes: Train wreck cover returned to sender; spelling mistake
Sometimes called “wreck,” “crash” or “distressed” mail, envelopes that survive transportation accidents have a devoted following among some collectors. (Read more...)

Despite quote questions, no plans for new Maya Angelou stamp Despite quote questions, no plans for new Maya Angelou stamp
The United States Postal Service has no plans to issue a different stamp honoring Maya Angelou, even though it appears that the quote inscribed on the stamp issued April 7 did not originate with her. (Read more...)

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