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Fraud alert from the American Philatelic Society
The American Philatelic Society alerted its members Nov. 17 via e-mail of a fraud alert. (Read more...)

Scott Classic Specialized eCatalogue available
The online, or eCatalogue, version of the 2015 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 is now available for purchase. I (Read more...)

First woman postmaster general starts Feb. 1
Patrick Donahoe, who spent most of his four years as postmaster general fighting with Congress, will retire Feb. 1 and will be replaced by the first woman ever to head the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

First woman postmaster general starts Feb. 1 First woman postmaster general starts Feb. 1
Megan J. Brennan will become the next postmaster general Feb. 1, announced the United States Postal Service during its Nov. 14 board of governors meeting. She will become the agency’s 74th postmaster general and the first woman in that role. (Read more...)

$2 Circus sheet Dec. 10; order limit on press sheet $2 Circus souvenir sheet Dec. 10; no limit for press sheet
The single mint three-stamp $2 Circus souvenir sheet from the United States Postal Service, available only with the purchase of The 2014 Stamp Yearbook, debuts Dec. 10. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: International rules for placing Christmas seals Understanding international rules for placing Christmas seals
Who knew that certain countries refused to accept mail with Christmas seals placed on the front of the envelope or postcard? (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: 2009 Montenegro churches pair 2009 Montenegro churches pair
Montenegro — Montenegro was the only Allied nation to disappear from the map of Europe as a result of World War I. B (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: Holographic stamps, stationery New book compiles information about hundreds of holographic stamps, stationery
In 1988, Austria broke new ground in the stamp world when it issued the first stamp featuring a holographic image (Scott 1441). (Read more...)

Dollar-sign Stamps: Parcel mailed between embassies Fascinating story behind parcel mailed between embassies
One of the joys of writing this column is hearing from collectors who have items with an interesting story to tell. (Read more...)

New plate number V11112 on Spectrum Eagle coil stamps New plate number V11112 on Spectrum Eagle coil stamps
A second plate number has been found for the United States nondenominated (25¢) Spectrum Eagle presorted first-class coil stamps (Scott 4585-4590). (Read more...)

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