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U.S. Stamps and Postal History
Private mailing service collected, sorted mail, providing households a discount mailing option
If the name Bryan Pulliam does not sound familiar, you have probably not come across his private mailing service, Postal Presort Inc. (PPI).
United States-Britain Peace stamps called off as World War I exploded
War is destructive on a scale from immense to minute, and among the lesser casualties of World War I were a pair of United States postage stamps intended for release in 1914.
Frederick H. Dietz National Poster Stamp Society souvenir sheets
Several years ago, in
U.S. Notes of Nov. 7, 2005, I pictured and described two Frederick H. Dietz National Poster Stamp Society souvenir sheets similar to the two different examples shown here in Figure 1.
Postal history opportunities abound for Jenny Invert pane
Of the 100 elusive upright Jenny Invert panes randomly and blindly distributed by the United States Postal Service,
has documented 18 finds via reports from the USPS and collectors.
Three Jenny Invert errors sell at auction within 10 days
Three examples of the famous Inverted Jenny, the 1918 24¢ airmail stamp with the biplane in the center printed upside down in error (United States Scott C3a), crossed the auction block over the course of 10 days.
White House hosts Harvey Milk stamp ceremony
The White House hosted an unusual first-day ceremony for the Harvey Milk commemorative forever stamp issued May 22.
Circumstances determined handling, fees for U.S. shortpaid mail
This is the first of two Modern U.S. Mail columns that will describe how, during the period of 1928 to 2014, the United States Post Office Department and then later the U.S.
Censored domestic mail and the secret Manhattan Project
Why would a domestic letter within the continental United States be censored?
Latest upright Jenny Invert pane found in Virginia; tally at 18
A new find of the intentionally created upright variety of the United States $2 Jenny Invert pane surfaced recently in Virginia.
Two Hot Rods forever stamps debut June 6 in York, Pa.
Two classic hot rods will debut on new forever stamps to be issued June 6 in York, Pa.
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