U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Richmond collector in CBS spotlight Richmond collector in CBS spotlight
David B. Robinson is a CPA who also pilots a tour boat in Richmond, Va., and works as a part-time stamp dealer. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Commercial mail receiving agencies cannot use Postal Service forwarding Modern U.S. Mail: Commercial mail receiving agencies cannot use Postal Service forwarding
I am developing an exhibit that presents the history of the treatment of unmailable and undeliverable United States domestic first-class mail. (Read more...)

U.S. Lunar New Year stamp welcomes year of the ram U.S. Lunar New Year stamp welcomes year of the ram
The new Year of the Ram stamp from the United States Postal Service will be issued Feb. 7 in San Francisco, Calif. It will be sold nationwide on the same day. (Read more...)

Representative supports Diwali stamp
United States Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced a resolution Jan. 14 advocating that the United States Postal Service issue a stamp for Diwali (also called Deepavali), an ancient Hindu festival of lights celebrated in India and many other countries (Read more...)

USPS files for rate increases
Prices for the second ounce of domestic letters and postcards would increase by 1¢ and 1-ounce international letters by 5¢, under a new rate schedule announced by the United States Postal Service Jan. 15. (Read more...)

Dollar-Sign Stamps: Priority Mail box pulls double duty with stamps and PVI label Dollar-Sign Stamps: Priority Mail box pulls double duty with stamps and PVI label
One of the many nice benefits of membership in the American Philatelic Society is receiving, upon request, circuit books of stamps and covers from the APS sales division (Read more...)

Obama aide Jarrett to attend Black Heritage ceremony
A senior White House official is planning to attend the Feb. 12 first-day ceremony of the next Black Heritage stamp at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Taylor ceremony update
The first-day ceremony for the United States stamp honoring Robert Robinson Taylor will take place Feb. 12 at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

William Tecumseh Sherman stamp caused controversy William Tecumseh Sherman stamp caused controversy
Long after the end of the Civil War, seven decades of peace between the North and the South was rattled by a 3¢ purple stamp (Scott 787). (Read more...)

Breast Cancer Research leads in semipostal sales Breast Cancer Research leads in semipostal sales
The United States Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp (Scott B1) remains the best selling U.S. semipostal stamp, according to new sales figures released by the U.S. Postal Service. (Read more...)

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