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U.S. Stamps and Postal History
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April Fools’ joke implied additional 100 upright Jenny Invert panes issued
Where Dreams Blossom variety with 2014 date issued May 2
On May 2, the United States Postal Service will issue a new variety of the Where Dreams Blossom forever stamp bearing a 2014 year date.
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.
‘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.
Only some Columbian stamps for sale: stamp dealer responds via postal card
The U.S. Notes column in the Nov. 19, 2012,
highlighted a 1901 penny postal card with an offer to buy used stamps from the Columbian issue.
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