U.S. Stamps and Postal History

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...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: The 1923 2¢ Harding issue U.S. Stamp Notes: Hoping to hit the jackpot with the 1923 2¢ Harding issue
I’ve just reviewed 8,700 examples of the 1923 flat-plate printed 2¢ black Warren G. Harding stamp, perforated gauge 11 (Scott 610). I was looking, without success, for the scarcer rotary-press printed variety (613). (Read more...)

Charlton Heston stars in Legends of Hollywood issue Charlton Heston stars in Legends of Hollywood issue
The United States Legends of Hollywood commemorative stamp series resumes April 11 with a new stamp honoring film star Charlton Heston. A U.S. Postal Service publicity image of the stamp is pictured nearby. (Read more...)

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