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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...)

Heston and Hot Rods stamps used before their issue dates Heston and Hot Rods stamps used before their issue dates
Two recent United States stamps were used on mail before their official issue dates in April and June. (Read more...)

Civil War 1864 ceremony details
The locations for the July 30 first-day ceremonies for the two Civil War 1864 commemorative forever stamps were announced in mid-June. (Read more...)

Imperforate U.S. stamps in the mailstream Imperforate U.S. stamps finding their way into the mailstream
Beginning with the Major League Baseball All-Stars forever stamps of 2012 (Scott 4694-4697), the United States Postal Service started selling uncut press sheets without the die cuts that normally separate stamps. (Read more...)

Stamps of three countries trace Russo-Polish War 1919-20 Stamps of three countries trace Russo-Polish War 1919-20
Eastern Europe is again in the headlines. In March, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent forces to invade and annex the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: New book on development of postage dues Collectors Club of Chicago publishes new book on development of postage dues
Harry K. Charles has pursued United States postage due stamps with passion and zeal for many decades. (Read more...)

Inspector General finds fault with mail examination program
The United States Postal Service’s inspector general has found a number of shortcomings in a program that allows Postal Service officials to look at — but not open — an individual’s incoming mail. (Read more...)

New Australian set of four commemorates New Australian set of four commemorates 100th anniversary of King George V stamps
Australia Post issued four stamps June 17 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the country’s 1914 stamps. (Read more...)

Three-way joint issue celebrates Danish royal birthday Three-way joint issue celebrates Danish royal birthday
Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland participated in a three-way joint issue to celebrate the 80th birthday of Prince Henrik, the prince consort of Denmark. (Read more...)

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