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U.S. Stamps and Postal History
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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