U.S. Stamps and Postal History

First-Day Covers: ArtCraft cachet line celebrates its 75th Popular ArtCraft cachet line celebrates its 75th anniversary
Seventy-five years ago this month, the Washington Stamp Exchange in Newark, N.J., launched a new cachet line called ArtCraft. (Read more...)

Red, White and Blue flag stamp issued April 25 at Westpex ‘Red, White and Blue’ flag stamps to be issued April 25 at Westpex
Four United States nondenominated (49¢) Red, White and Blue forever stamps will be issued April 25 in coils of 10,000. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Columbian stamps for sale Only some Columbian stamps for sale: stamp dealer responds via postal card
The U.S. Notes column in the Nov. 19, 2012, Linn’s highlighted a 1901 penny postal card with an offer to buy used stamps from the Columbian issue. (Read more...)

Spotlight: American airmail during World War II American armed forces airmail during World War II: Part 1, 1941-43
Neither the United States armed forces nor the U.S. Post Office Department were prepared to meet the needs of wartime mail service when Japanese bombers brought death and destruction to Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 (Read more...)

From the Scott Editors: New values for U.S. stamps Almost 12,000 value changes in Scott Vol. 1
Almost 12,000 value changes are recorded in Vol. 1 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, which contains listings for the United States, United Nations and countries of the world A-B. M (Read more...)

New global forever stamp debuts April 22 New global forever stamp debuts April 22
The round United States nondenominated ($1.15) Sea Surface Temperatures global forever stamp will be issued on Earth Day, April 22, in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Bikini Atoll test site Covers document Bikini Atoll test site and the atomic age
Since World War II, it seems that everything that happens, whether good or bad, has a matching cachet on a philatelic cover — especially anything that has to do with the military. (Read more...)

When Dreams Blossom stamp variety May 2 at show When Dreams Blossom forever stamp variety May 2 at show
A new variety of the United States Where Dreams Blossom forever stamp, with a 2014 year date, will be issued May 2 in Boxborough, Mass. (Read more...)

Americana series postal history includes typed labels Americana series postal history includes typed labels on mail
The attractive Americana definitive series is made up of a fairly small number of stamps issued beginning Oct. 31, 1975. (Read more...)

Dollar Signs Stamps: BEP Centennial souvenir sheet BEP Centennial souvenir sheet used for registered mail
The United States Postal Service issued a souvenir sheet in 1994 to mark 100 years of U.S. stamp production by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Scott 2875). (Read more...)

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