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Rate change approved by Postal Rate Commission
Higher stamp prices proposed by the United States Postal Service have won the endorsement of the Postal Regulatory Commission and will become effective April 26. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: This overprinted Panama stamp is a good buy Stamp Market Tips: This overprinted Panama stamp is a good buy
Panama — The histories of Panama and the United States are closely linked. (Read more...)

Key Asia items sold in Kelleher & Rogers January sale Key Asia items sold in Kelleher & Rogers January sale
The firm of Kelleher & Rogers held a sale Jan. 9-11 in Hong Kong, of Chinese and Asian stamps and postal history. (Read more...)

Make your reservations now for the Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately
Do you want to find out how the common scanner can be used to distinguish small color variations? How new techniques can determine whether perforations are real or fake? How different types of visible and nonvisible light can identify forgeries? How science can be used to make collecting stamps even more interesting?

The agenda for the (Read more...)


Calculation error gives magazines a break on postal rates
Magazine publishers had been bracing for nearly a 2 percent postal rate increase in April. (Read more...)

Gallipoli remembered on stamps in New Zealand Gallipoli remembered on stamps in New Zealand's World War I series
Like many countries, New Zealand is commemorating the events of World War I (1914-1918) in a multiyear stamp series.  (Read more...)

Will Congress act on Obama plan to rescue USPS?
After President Obama sent his 2016 budget to the Congress on Feb. 2, Stephen Kearney, executive director of the Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers, asked, "[W]ill anyone take him up on it?" (Read more...)

Competition at Channel Islands Specialists' Society meeting
The Channel Islands Specialists' Society met in London on Feb (Read more...)

Born Feb. 24: Winslow Homer Born Feb. 24: Winslow Homer
American artist Winslow Homer was born Feb. 24, 1836, in Boston, Mass. After an apprenticeship with a Boston printer, Homer became a freelance illustrator in his early 20s and moved to New York City, where he studied at the National Academy of Design (Read more...)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 theme of New Zealand sheet: Morning Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. (Read more...)

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