U.S. Stamps and Postal History

USPS quietly creates new Priority Mail stamped envelope USPS quietly creates new Priority Mail stamped envelope
With no advance notice, the United States Postal Service issued a $5.75 Glade Creek Grist Mill prestamped Priority Mail envelope in packs of five, 10 and 25. (Read more...)

Iwo Jima 1945, the photograph and the 3¢ green stamp Iwo Jima 1945, the photograph and the 3¢ green stamp
As a United States Marine, historian and avid collector, I have been researching, writing about  and giving talks on World War II and the Battle of Iwo Jima for more than 40 years. (Read more...)

Greater acceptance for FDC exhibits on the horizon Greater acceptance for FDC exhibits on the horizon
There should be a major change to first-day cover exhibiting within the next few years: greater acceptance. (Read more...)

Stars and Stripes theme for new U.S. presorted standard coils Stars and Stripes theme for new U.S. presorted standard coils
A new set of three coil stamps for bulk mailers will be issued Feb. 27 by the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Designers dish on their digital color postmarks Designers dish on their digital color postmarks
Did you ever wonder who comes up with the designs that the United States Postal Service uses for its digital color postmarks? (Read more...)

One of free upright Jenny Invert panes focus of stamp show exhibit One of those free 2013 upright Jenny Invert panes focus of stamp show exhibit
A 2013 upright $2 Jenny Invert pane that was mailed at random by the U.S. Postal Service to a lucky Atlanta collector in December was on display at a recent stamp show in Georgia. (Read more...)

Grist Mill prestamped envelope issued Grist Mill prestamped envelope issued
With no advance notice, the United States Postal Service issued a $5.75 Glade Creek Grist Mill prestamped Priority Mail envelope in packs of five, 10 and 25. (Read more...)

Scott listing Upright Jenny Invert pane: What do you think about it? Scott listing Upright Jenny Invert pane: What do you think about it?
The United States upright Jenny Invert pane has given great visibility to stamp collecting in recent months, to include great discussions on social media. (Read more...)

Happy Groundhog Day! Happy Groundhog Day!
Did you know that the woodchuck and the groundhog are the same marmot (Marmota monax)? (Read more...)

Hawaii newpaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee Hawaii newspaper reports death of stamp artist Clarence Lee
United States stamp artist Clarence Lee has died at age 79, according to a Jan. 30 report by Gregg K (Read more...)

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