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Robert E. Lee signature franked cover at auction Robert E. Lee signature franked cover in Regency-Superior auction at Chicagopex
Regency-Superior of St. Louis is the official auctioneer for the Chicagopex 2014 stamp show taking place Nov. 21-23 at the Westin Chicago Northwest, 400 Park Blvd., Itasca, Ill. (Read more...)

Let’s not throw traditional stamps into the CSAC dumpster Let’s not throw traditional stamps into the CSAC dumpster
I am yesterday’s lunch in the world of creating United States postage stamps, but I still care deeply about their subjects and how they portray America. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: The missing Jennies mystery The missing Jennies mystery
United States — The greatest mystery in modern U.S. stamp collecting is the case of the missing intentionally created upright variety of the $2 Jenny Invert pane. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Invalid postage on domestic U.S. mail Invalid postage on domestic U.S. mail from 1954 to the present
I recently was asked whether, in 2000, special delivery stamps were valid as postage on Express Mail. (Read more...)

Classic Stamps of the World: 1921 Bulgarian stamp set Curious 1921 Bulgarian stamp set worth acquiring for its story
Why did Bulgaria honor an Irish-born correspondent for a British newspaper with not just one but nine stamps (Scott 171-79) on Dec. 31, 1921? (Read more...)

Dutch postage rate increase on Jan. 1
The Netherlands’ PostNL announced Oct. 7 that it would raise postage rates Jan. 1, 2015. (Read more...)

Press sheet planned for $2 Circus souvenir sheet $2 Circus souvenir sheet press sheet planned
A press sheet will be issued Dec. 10 for the upcoming United States $2 Circus souvenir sheet. Pre-orders for the press sheet will start Nov. 10, with USPS item number 588708. (Read more...)

Lera to retire as research chairfor National Postal Museum
Thomas Lera, the Winton Blount research chair at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, will retire Nov. 1. (Read more...)

Video game icons appear on Irish stamps New Stamps of the World: Video game icons appear on Irish stamps issued Oct. 16
Four new stamps from Ireland feature “four of the most recognizable game icons in modern international culture,” according to Ireland’s An Post. (Read more...)

Museum hosts Sundman lecture Nov. 7
Chris West, the author of A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Maynard Sundman lecture in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

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