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Postal Museum displays anthrax artifacts in new exhibit Postal Museum displays anthrax artifacts in new exhibit
Artifacts from two of the United States’ most horrific mail crimes — the deadly 2001 anthrax mailings and the Unabomber’s attacks with mail bombs — are now on display at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

Yosemite Grant Act 150th anniversary celebrated June 30 Yosemite Grant Act 150th anniversary celebrated June 30
President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act on June 30, 1864, and the national park celebrated this momentous occasion with a pictorial postmark 150 years later. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Attractive set of Laotian stamps Attractive set of Laotian stamps popular with topical collectors
Laos — For sheer aesthetic eye appeal, bright colors, exotic topics and beautiful engraving, it is hard to beat the stamps of the Kingdom of Laos from 1951 to 1975. (Read more...)

Vol. 4 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog More than 2,000 value changes for Japan in Vol. 4 of the 2015 Scott standard catalog
In Vol. 4 of the 2015 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, which includes stamp listings for countries of the world J-M, more than 11,000 value changes were recorded. (Read more...)

Britain to issue first six stamps in five-year World War I series Britain to issue first six stamps in five-year World War I series
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will begin its World War I commemorative stamp series July 28 with six stamps and a prestige booklet. (Read more...)

Two stamps from Australia celebrate airmail centenary Two stamps from Australia celebrate airmail centenary
Australia Post issued two stamps July 1 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Australia’s first domestic airmail flight, made July 16-18, 1914, by Maurice Guillaux. (Read more...)

United Nations World Heritage stamps feature the Taj Mahal United Nations World Heritage stamps feature the Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, is pictured on six stamps issued July 16 by the United Nations Postal Administration. (Read more...)

Thirteen individuals pictured on Medal of Honor: Korean War pane Thirteen individuals pictured on Medal of Honor: Korean War pane
Two new United States commemorative forever stamps honoring Korean War Medal of Honor recipients will be issued July 26 in Arlington, Va. (Read more...)

Results for Feldman sale of British Guiana collection Off the charts results for Feldman sale of John E. du Pont’s British Guiana collection
While Sotheby’s June 17 auction of the legendary British Guiana 1¢ Magenta for almost $9.5 (Read more...)

Priority Mail rate change Sept. 7, pending approval Priority Mail rate change Sept. 7, pending commission approval
Shipping rates for Priority Mail are slated to increase Sept. 7 by approximately 1.7 percent. The United States Postal Service filed a proposed rate schedule with the Postal Regulatory Commission July 1. (Read more...)

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