U.S. Stamps and Postal History

One of free upright Jenny Invert panes focus of stamp show exhibit One of those free 2013 upright Jenny Invert panes focus of stamp show exhibit
A 2013 upright $2 Jenny Invert pane that was mailed at random by the U.S. Postal Service to a lucky Atlanta collector in December was on display at a recent stamp show in Georgia. (Read more...)

Grist Mill prestamped envelope issued Grist Mill prestamped envelope issued
With no advance notice, the United States Postal Service issued a $5.75 Glade Creek Grist Mill prestamped Priority Mail envelope in packs of five, 10 and 25. (Read more...)

Scott listing Upright Jenny Invert pane: What do you think about it? Scott listing Upright Jenny Invert pane: What do you think about it?
The United States upright Jenny Invert pane has given great visibility to stamp collecting in recent months, to include great discussions on social media. (Read more...)

Happy Groundhog Day! Happy Groundhog Day!
Did you know that the woodchuck and the groundhog are the same marmot (Marmota monax)? (Read more...)

Hawaii newpaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee Hawaii newspaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee
United States stamp artist Clarence Lee has died at age 79, according to a Jan. 30 report by Gregg K (Read more...)

USPS on upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hot item: Week USPS explains upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hit: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news. Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics (Read more...)

Is your 1¢ green Franklin stamp Scott 594 or 596? If it is, you have a winner Is your 1¢ green Franklin stamp Scott 594 or 596? If it is, you have a winner

Most 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamps are common and valued at less than $1, but two rotary press varieties that look almost the same as common flat-plate issues are scarce and worth thousands. Ken Lawrence explains how to understand and identify the rare ones.

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$2 Patriotic Waves stamp issued today $2 Patriotic Waves stamp issued today
The United States $2 Patriotic Waves stamp is being issued today at Southeastern Stamp Expo in Norcross, Ga. (Read more...)

Stars and Stripes coil ceremony at Texpex stamp show Stars and Stripes coil ceremony at Texpex stamp show
The first day ceremony for the United States Stars and Stripes presorted standard coil stamps will take place Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Texpex stamp show in Grapevine, Texas. (Read more...)

You don You don't have to buy 10,000
When the United States Postal Service issues its new 1¢ Bobcat coil stamp Feb. 21, collectors won't have to buy the full roll of 10,000 stamps. (Read more...)

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