Classic Stamps of the World: Norway Norway set was postage, but also fundraiser for explorer Amundsen
The design of Norway Scott 104-110, depicting a polar bear atop a very small ice floe and gazing at an airplane overhead, seems sadly modern. I (Read more...)

Stamps Down Under: South Pacific collection Adding postal stationery expands a South Pacific collection
The stamp hobby includes a lot of different kinds of collectibles, but most stamp collectors stick with limiting their collections to postage stamps. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Jersey honors New Jersey Jersey honors New Jersey; Russia features Crimean scenes
Jersey celebrates ties to the United States and ancient Rome on two new sets of stamps. (Read more...)

Great Britain Philately: Britain’s postage due labels The 100th anniversary of Britain’s postage due labels
This year is the centenary of postage dues in Great Britain. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Great Americans series uses Usages of the 65¢ stamp from the Great Americans series
Earlier this year, I discussed one usage type — nonstandard mail — of the wide-ranging Great Americans definitive series (Linn’s, May 12, page 22). (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Postcards with U.S. stamp designs Postcards with U.S. stamp design images widely distributed
Postcards that bear images of United States stamps have been popular for many years. I am especially fond of those that feature a design showing an envelope franked with a stamp modeled on the George Washington types of 1908-22. (Read more...)

U.S. Poinsettia stamp issued Aug. 21 U.S. Poinsettia stamp issued Aug. 21 in Hartford
With no advance notice, a new variety of the United States Poinsettia forever stamp in a pane of 20, double-sided booklet format, was issued Aug. 21 in Hartford, Conn. (Read more...)

Jim Carrey, Martin Short among five Canadian comedians honored Jim Carrey, Martin Short among five Canadian comedians honored
Five funny Canadians are being honored Aug. 29 on new commemorative permanent stamps from Canada Post. T (Read more...)

West Virginia grist mill on Priority Mail stamp West Virginia grist mill on Priority Mail stamp
The scenic Glade Creek Grist Mill in West Virginia will be featured on a new high-denomination United States $5.75 stamp to be issued in October. (Read more...)

Circus souvenir sheetlet only in yearbook Circus souvenir sheetlet only in yearbook; extra-tall stamp on tap for Wilt Chamberlain
The United States Postal Service is creating a three-stamp “Circus souvenir sheetlet” that will be available in mint condition only with the purchase of the annual USPS stamp yearbook. (Read more...)

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