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U.S. Stamps and Postal History
War of 1812 series continues with new Fort McHenry stamp
The third United States commemorative stamp in a series marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812 will be issued Sept. 1
Usages of the 65¢ stamp from the Great Americans series
Earlier this year, I discussed one usage type — nonstandard mail — of the wide-ranging Great Americans definitive series (
, May 12, page 22).
Postcards with U.S. stamp design images widely distributed
Postcards that bear images of United States stamps have been popular for many years. I am especially fond of those that feature a design showing an envelope franked with a stamp modeled on the George Washington types of 1908-22.
U.S. Poinsettia stamp issued Aug. 21 in Hartford
With no advance notice, a new variety of the United States Poinsettia forever stamp in a pane of 20, double-sided booklet format, was issued Aug. 21 in Hartford, Conn.
West Virginia grist mill on Priority Mail stamp
The scenic Glade Creek Grist Mill in West Virginia will be featured on a new high-denomination United States $5.75 stamp to be issued in October.
Circus souvenir sheetlet only in yearbook; extra-tall stamp on tap for Wilt Chamberlain
The United States Postal Service is creating a three-stamp “Circus souvenir sheetlet” that will be available in mint condition only with the purchase of the annual USPS stamp yearbook.
What’s the Byrd connection to an 1844 stampless cover?
What a difference 90 years makes. The cover pictured below began its life as a stampless folded letter dated Oct. 8
2012 Waves of Color stamps not making waves on mail
Dec. 1, 2012, marked the first day of issue for the four United States Waves of Color stamps (Scott 4717-4720).
Postage due assessment on 1901 postal card raises questions
Sometimes a mailed cover creates more questions than answers.
Distribution of U.S. Civil War 1864 pane limited
Some United States post offices are not receiving automatic shipments of the Civil War 1864 commemorative forever stamps.
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