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London London's four-day Stampex show opens Feb. 18
The popular spring Stampex show for 2015 will open Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 11:30 a.m. (Read more...)

Columbian broken hat variety Columbian broken hat variety
United States — The broken hat variety of the 1893 2¢ brown Landing of Columbus stamp (Scott 231) was once listed in the (Read more...)

Grateful Dead fans stuff California P.O. box: Morning Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. (Read more...)

Born Feb. 17: Frederic E. Ives Born Feb. 17: Frederic E. Ives
Many of the postage stamps that collectors admire today were printed in part using a process developed by Frederic Eugene Ives, who was born Feb. 17, 1856, in Litchfield, Conn. (Read more...)

Born Feb. 16: Edgar Bergen Born Feb. 16: Edgar Bergen
Edgar Bergen, born Feb. 16, 1903, was an entertainer who found fame as a ventriloquist and radio performer (Read more...)

USPS experiences computer outage
Another computer problem caused problems in a number of post offices and shut off e-mails for about two days, according to the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Born Feb. 15: Susan B. Anthony Born Feb. 15: Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, Mass., Feb. 15, 1820, and died at age 86 in 1906. Though she worked much of her life to obtain suffrage for women — the right to vote in elections — it wasn't until 14 years after her death, in 1920, that the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed, granting women the right to vote (Read more...)

Born Feb. 14: Jack Benny Born Feb. 14: Jack Benny
Comedian Jack Benny, born Benjamin Kubelsky on Feb. 14, 1894, began his entertainment career playing the violin, but he soon revealed a gift for comedy that brought him even greater success. (Read more...)

Jim Linker celebrates 50 years as a stamp dealer
Jim Linker, proprietor of Link Stamp Co. in Columbus, Ohio, marked 50 years as a stamp dealer Jan. 1. (Read more...)

APS board to hire executive search firm
In its effort to find a new executive director, the American Philatelic Society's board of directors is now working out terms with an executive search firm to find a suitable individual to lead the organization. (Read more...)

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