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USPS quietly creates new Priority Mail stamped envelope USPS quietly creates new Priority Mail stamped envelope
With no advance notice, the United States Postal Service issued a $5.75 Glade Creek Grist Mill prestamped Priority Mail envelope in packs of five, 10 and 25. (Read more...)

APRL library construction approved
The American Philatelic Research Library board of trustees voted Feb (Read more...)

CSAC members send letter to new PMG, possible Apgar imperf surfaces: Week CSAC members send letter to new PMG Brennan, possible Apgar imperf surfaces: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news (Read more...)

Iwo Jima 1945, the photograph and the 3¢ green stamp Iwo Jima 1945, the photograph and the 3¢ green stamp
As a United States Marine, historian and avid collector, I have been researching, writing about  and giving talks on World War II and the Battle of Iwo Jima for more than 40 years. (Read more...)

Jenny Invert to be auctioned in Siegel sale of Curtis collection Jenny Invert to be auctioned in Siegel sale of Curtis collection
An example of the classic American airmail error that inspired a modern-day look-alike is about to go up for auction. (Read more...)

Greater acceptance for FDC exhibits on the horizon Greater acceptance for FDC exhibits on the horizon
There should be a major change to first-day cover exhibiting within the next few years: greater acceptance. (Read more...)

Born Feb. 6: Babe Ruth Born Feb. 6: Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth was born George Herman Ruth Jr. in Baltimore, Md., on Feb. 6, 1895. During his years at St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, he was introduced to the game of baseball by Brother Matthias, one of the school’s disciplinarians. (Read more...)

Matthew Bennett’s Feb. 25 auction includes U.S. used rarities Matthew Bennett’s Feb. 25 auction includes U.S. used rarities
Matthew Bennett International will hold a public auction of United States stamps and postal history Feb. 25 at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave., in New York City. (Read more...)

Stars and Stripes theme for new U.S. presorted standard coils Stars and Stripes theme for new U.S. presorted standard coils
A new set of three coil stamps for bulk mailers will be issued Feb. 27 by the United States Postal Service. (Read more...)

Court rules USPS must pay 37¢ Korean War artist $540,000
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that that the United States Postal Service must pay a New England sculptor $540,000 for the use of his sculptures on a 2003 37¢ commemorative stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the end of the Korean War (Read more...)

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