U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Made in America set tops Linn’s stamp poll Made in America set tops Linn’s stamp poll; voters pick La Florida issue as best designed
The set of 12 Made in America commemorative forever stamps was voted the overall favorite stamp issue in Linn’s 2013 United States Stamp Popularity Poll. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Covers from little islands 20th-century covers from little islands on different sides of globe
What a difference two similar letters can represent. (Read more...)

Dollar-sign Stamps: FDC with 90 years of $2 stamps Combination first-day cover highlights 90 years of $2 stamps
Pictured nearby is a marvelous combination first-day cover for the United States $2 Jenny Invert stamp that was issued Sept. 22, 2013. (Read more...)

Tuskegee post office honors pilot instructor Tuskegee post office honors pilot instructor
Tuskegee airman and flight instructor C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson (1907-96) was honored with a United States 70¢ stamp issued March 13. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Great Americans series Great Americans stamps and the nonmachinable surcharge
The United States Great Americans definitive series is made up of a large number of stamps that were issued beginning Dec. 27, 1980. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Cancellations mistaken for overprints Cancellations can be mistaken for overprints if struck just so
Periodically in this column we look at United States stamps with cancellations that could be mistaken for overprints if the stamps were seen off cover. (Read more...)

United States stamps celebrate mothers and Mother’s Day United States stamps celebrate mothers and Mother’s Day
Efforts to establish a special holiday to honor mothers in the United States were finally successful 100 years ago, when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. (Read more...)

This example of the 1918 24¢ Jenny Invert airmail error stamp was enclosed in a locket by Col. Edward H.R. Green. The locket containing both the error stamp and a normal 24¢ Jenny airmail stamp will be auctioned May 15 by H.R. Harmer of Tustin, Calif. Jenny Invert 'locket copy' to auction May 15; Col. Green's gift to his wife has long history
Among the most unusual people ever to pursue the stamp hobby was Edward Howland Robinson (Ned) Green. (Read more...)

Ashbrook photo archive can be viewed online Ashbrook photo archive can be viewed online
The website of the United States Philatelic Classics Society now provides access to the Stanley Ashbrook collection of approximately 10,000 black-and-white photographs of classic stamps and covers. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: When expertizing is needed Education helps to determine when expertizing is needed
This is the second in a monthly series of U.S. Stamp Notes articles on the subject of expertizing. (Read more...)

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