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Not ready to negotiate on postal bill
At one point during the May 21 markup of yet another postal bill, Democrats excitedly believed that House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., (Read more...)

Myanmar plans to privatize its stamps
The director general of Myanmar’s Internal Revenue Department, Min Htut, said that the nation’s postage stamp business will be privatized soon, according to a May 20 report from the Myanmar news site, Eleven. (Read more...)

Conservative group protests Harvey Milk stamp Conservative group protests issuance of Harvey Milk forever stamp
A conservative Washington-based group is urging its members not to use the newly released Harvey Milk commemorative and to reject any letters bearing the forever stamp issued May 22. (Read more...)

Mike Myers stamp in upcoming Canadian Comedians set Mike Myers stamp in upcoming Canadian Comedians set
Actor and comedian Mike Myers will soon receive Canadian honors when his new stamp debuts in late August or early September. The stamp is part of a set for Canadian comedians; the other honorees have not yet been named by Canada Post. (Read more...)

Asian postal history, stamps sell in April Dynasty auction Asian postal history and stamps sell in April Dynasty auction
Dynasty Auctions, the Hong Kong arm of the Daniel F. Kelleher firm, held a series of sales April 11-13 that included the Michael Ruggiero collection of Japan. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Ethiopia’s Victor Emmanuel III set Ethiopia’s Victor Emmanuel III set
Ethiopia — While the market for most Italian stamps of all periods remains generally sluggish, the same cannot be said of Italian colonies stamps. I (Read more...)

Scarce Two-Penny shade sells in Spink auction Scarce Two-Penny shade sells in Spink auction
Spink offered the Joanne and Edward Dauer collection of Great Britain April 14 in London. (Read more...)

New stamps of the World: Geese and porcupines Geese and porcupines on two joint issues
Taiwan and China issued stamps in early May “to strengthen collaboration between the cross-strait post services,” according to the new-issue announcement from Taiwan’s Chunghwa Post. (Read more...)

Covering the World: South Africa’s Angola involvement Covering the World: South Africa’s Angola involvement
This January 1976 South African aerogram is a mess — torn and soiled, with a chunk missing from the 9¢ Angelfish stamp of 1974 (Scott 415) — but the large boxed bilingual Afrikaans and English handstamped marking in red ink, “Destroy After Reading,” helps explain why. (Read more...)

Australia honors G20 summit Australia honors G20 summit
Australia issued a 70¢ stamp June 3 to commemorate the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane, Australia. (Read more...)

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