U.S. Stamps and Postal History

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...)

Ten Songbirds stamps in popular booklet format April 5 Songbirds ceremony in Dallas
Ten colorful songbirds will take to the air on commemorative forever stamps issued April 5 in Dallas, Texas, and nationwide the same day. (Read more...)

Flag pane with 2014 date issued March 17 Flag pane with 2014 date issued March 17; not at post offices
The United States Postal Service issued four nondenominated (49¢) A Flag for All Seasons forever stamps March 17 in a pane of 20 (convertible booklet). (Read more...)

Spider-Man vended postage April 1 Spider-Man, American Flag vended postage to be issued April 1
A computer-vended postage label featuring Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man and another showing the American flag will be available at selected larger United States post offices starting April 1. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Stamps for training office workers Stamps for training office workers on simulated mail, checks
Long before images on a computer screen were used to teach students how to write a check or complete a business form, they practiced using mock-ups of the real thing. This was especially so in the nation’s business schools. (Read more...)

First Day Covers: no hard rule for add-on cachets There’s no hard rule for when a cachet becomes an ‘add-on’
The question comes up frequently: What is an “add-on” cachet, and when does a cachet become an add-on? (Read more...)

New reduced U.S. letter rate for mail franked by meter New reduced U.S. domestic letter rate for mail franked by meter
Effective Jan. 26, the United States Postal Service added a new pricing category called “metered mail” for a single first-class letter. (Read more...)

New A Flag for All Seasons variety likely New A Flag for All Seasons variety likely
Another new variety of the United States A Flag for All Seasons forever stamp set will be issued soon, though no issue date has been set. (Read more...)

USPS corrects quantity of Lincoln press sheets produced Postal Service corrects quantity of Lincoln press sheets produced
United States Postal Service officials have revised the number of press sheets created for the 21¢ Abraham Lincoln stamp issued Feb. 12. (Read more...)

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