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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.
Flags of Our Nation series off sale March 31; introduction of forever stamps slowed sales
The 60-stamp United States Flags of Our Nation coil stamp series (Scott 4273-4332) will go off sale March 31.
Reflections on a decade of showcasing philatelic treasures
By Cheryl Ganz
New plate prefix for Purple Heart pane
Plate number collectors have something new to look for: a different prefix letter for the 2012 United States Purple Heart forever stamp (Scott 4704) issued in a pane of 20.
Second variety of new Ferns coils issued as forever stamps
Five United States nondenominated (49¢) Ferns forever stamps were issued in coils of 10,000 March 6 in Kansas City, Mo.
New plate number on Washington pane
A new plate number of P22222 has been found on the United States 20¢ George Washington stamp issued April 11, 2011, in panes of 20 (Scott 4504).
Expertizing stamps: an essential part of stamp collecting
Because philatelic fakery has been practiced since the dawn of stamp collecting, expertizing — the careful inspection of stamps and covers to determine their bona fides — is well established as an essential part of stamp collecting.
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