U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Postally used U.S. commems on cover are elusive Postally used U.S. commemoratives on cover are elusive
Although the United States Postal Service continues to produce millions of commemorative stamps each year, they are increasingly hard to find postally used. (Read more...)

U.S. Patriotic Waves stamp bears $2 denomination U.S. Patriotic Waves stamp bears $2 denomination
The United States Postal Service will issue a new $2 Patriotic Waves stamp Jan. 30 in panes of 10. (Read more...)

Mother and child identified on 1993 stamp Mother and child identified on 1993 stamp
Thanks to Linn’s reader Kenneth Rothschild, who specializes in deafness as portrayed on stamps, we have a new addition to the list of living people pictured on United States stamps. (Read more...)

Forever Hearts pair share love with lettering Forever Hearts pair share love with lettering
Love really is forever, judging by a pair of new United States stamps being issued Jan. 22. (Read more...)

Wade Saadi named Lichtenstein award recipient
Wade E. Saadi will receive the 2015 Alfred F. Lichtenstein memorial award at the annual awards dinner of the Collectors Club of New York on May 6. (Read more...)

Friends of Duck Stamp, FWS support $10 price increase
President Barack Obama’s approval of a $10 increase in the price of the federal hunting-permit stamp was welcomed by a number of the stamp’s advocates. (Read more...)

New $1 Patriotic Waves stamp on Jan. 12 New $1 Patriotic Waves stamp on Jan. 12
A new $1 stamp from the United States Postal Service will be issued nationwide Jan. 12 with no first-day ceremony planned. (Read more...)

New catalog for precancels New catalog for precancels
It has been 74 years since the legendary Hoover “Black Book” (the Hoover Brothers’ 1940 Official Precancel Stamp Catalog, Part 1) was published covering all the precanceled stamps of the Washington-Franklin era. (Read more...)

Tiny U.S. domestic mail led to sizeable postal rules Modern U.S. Mail: Miniature U.S. domestic mail led to substantial postal rules
Many of us have seen or collected small to tiny envelopes. These miniature mailpieces often are called “ladies’ covers,” with embossed or other decorative elements, but may just be different types of ordinary covers. (Read more...)

President Roosevelt’s collection included Christmas seals President Roosevelt’s collection included Christmas seals
After President Franklin D. Roosevelt died April 12, 1945, much of his stamp collection eventually found its way to auctions conducted by H.R. Harmer Inc. (Read more...)

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