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First upright $2 Jenny Invert pane auctioned First upright $2 Jenny Invert pane auctioned; fourth 24¢ Jenny Invert single sold in 45 days
Two very different versions of the famous United States Jenny Invert error were successfully auctioned within minutes of each other during the June 26 Rarities of the World sale by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries in New York City. (Read more...)

Farmers Markets stamps Aug. 7 Farmers Markets stamps Aug. 7
The four United States Farmers Markets commemorative forever stamps will be issued Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Siegel sells rare Gonzales, Texas, provisional on cover Siegel sells rare Gonzales, Texas, provisional on cover
One of the two recorded covers franked with the 10¢ gold on black Confederate postmaster’s provisional stamp from Gonzales, Texas, (Scott 30X3) was sold June 24 by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries for $54,625. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Lebanon airmail set in demand Lebanon airmail set in demand
Lebanon — The market for Lebanese stamps remains strong in the United States and other areas of the Lebanese diaspora. (Read more...)

Bicentennial error in July 18-19 Dutch Country auction Bicentennial error in July 18-19 Dutch Country auction
In its July 18-19 auction, Dutch Country Auctions of Wilmington, Del., will offer a newly identified example of the 1976 24¢ Bicentennial souvenir sheet with the denomination inscriptions omitted on two stamps. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Bayeux tapestry Souvenir sheet pictures new panel for Bayeux tapestry
A new souvenir sheet from Alderney pictures the recently created final panel of the Bayeux tapestry. (Read more...)

Jordan issues stamps, souvenir sheet for pope’s visit
Jordan issued three stamps and a souvenir sheet to mark the May 24 visit of Pope Francis. (Read more...)

Canadian country music stamps revealed Country music stamps revealed: includes four living legends
Five Canadian legends of country music will be honored July 31 on new commemorative permanent stamps from Canada Post. The five stamps feature musicians Shania Twain, Tommy Hunter, Hank Snow, k.d. lang and Renee Martel. (Read more...)

Flyspecking the $2 Jenny Invert stamp Flyspecking the $2 Jenny Invert stamp: inking oddities abound
Stamp collectors love to flyspeck items in their collections, and the United States $2 Jenny Invert stamp (Scott 4806a) is ripe with oddities to discover. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Bisects in the United States Bisects allowed but not approved for use in the United States
The use of bisected stamps has a long and not entirely honorable history in the United States. (Read more...)

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