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Westport centennial postmark shows Grays Harbor lighthouse Westport centennial postmark shows Grays Harbor lighthouse
The small community of Westport, Wash., located on the Pacific coast at Grays Harbor, celebrated the 100th anniversary of its 1914 incorporation June 26. (Read more...)

Canada issues two Ottawa RedBlacks stamps June 19 Canada issues two Ottawa RedBlacks stamps June 19
Canada Post unveiled and issued two Ottawa RedBlacks permanent rate stamps June 19. The booklet stamp and coil stamp are pictured nearby. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Lebanese 1957 souvenir sheet Lebanese 1957 souvenir sheet
Lebanon — The Lebanese diaspora has grown exponentially in recent years thanks to the chaos in the Middle East. I (Read more...)

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 offers news update
The next international stamp exhibition in the United States, World Stamp Show-NY 2016, is now less than two years away. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Hands represented Hands shown on stamps represent love, hope, protection
On several new stamp designs, hands symbolize various subjects from a mother’s love to a William Shakespeare tragedy to patriotism. (Read more...)

Marshall Islands salutes Stars and Stripes Marshall Islands salutes Stars and Stripes
The Marshall Islands, a former United States-administered trust territory in the Pacific, issued a pane of 15 stamps marking the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. (Read more...)

World Cup competition underway World Cup competition underway
The United States is one of 32 countries fielding national teams at the 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer tournament taking place in Brazil June 12 through July 13. T (Read more...)

Unique British Guiana 1¢ Magenta stamp sells Unique British Guiana 1¢ Magenta stamp sells
The world's most legendary postage stamp, the unique 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta, was auctioned June 17 at Sotheby’s in New York City for a record-shattering $9.48 million. (Read more...)

German states material stolen
The American Stamp Dealers Association reports that stamps and covers have been stolen “from a returned shipment from expertization.” (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: The story of being too busy Short story of being too busy told through a very brief note
There is little worse than waiting for an expected letter, and having nothing appear day after day. (Read more...)

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