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Issue 7: May 14, 2009 Update Your Profile
Jay Bigalke, Editor

Vote for your favorite Scott catalog cover

The Scott catalog editors can't decide which stamp to picture on the cover of the Scott 2010 Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps & Covers 1840-1940, so they're asking you to vote for one of their two choices. One lucky voter will be selected to win a copy of the hardbound single-volume worldwide catalog.

newsletter includes an overview of new U.S. stamps that will be issued in June, a fun feature about roller coasters on recent worldwide stamps, a report about stamps from Moldova, and a peek at what readers will find in the June Scott Stamp Monthly.

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Jay Bigalke
Linn's Online Editor

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U.S. issues for June feature dolphin, national parks and more

New United States stamps arriving at post offices in June include only one commemorative stamp, but several other stamps will be issued to meet the new postage rates that went into effect May 11. (More...)

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Win a copy of the 2010 Scott Classic catalog

The 2010 Scott catalogs are now being issued. Volume 1 of the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue was available in April and Vol. 2 in May. As catalog users are beginning to see, the theme of the catalog covers this year is birds of the world. (More...)

Linn's Wallpaper

Linn's Stamp News provides nearly 400 stamp images that you can use as computer desktop wallpaper. This month features Canada's 45¢ Atlantic Puffins stamp (Scott 1592), issued in 1996 as part of its Birds of Canada set. (Click Here)

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Hear the screams

You can almost hear the screams when you look at Sweden's new roller coaster stamp. The stamp shows riders descending a hill on Balder, a wooden roller coaster at Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg. (More...)

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Scott catalog values, astronomy, featured in June 'Scott Stamp Monthly'

Do you wonder how the editors of the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog decide which stamp values to change and which values to leave alone?

In the July issue of Scott Stamp Monthly, Charles Snee, assistant catalog editor, provides some insight into the methods the Scott editors use to ensure that the values in the catalogs accurately reflect the stamp-hobby marketplace. (More...)

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Disputed Moldovan election reopens old wounds

Following peaceful national elections in Moldova on April 5, violent protests erupted when the results showed significant victories by the ruling Communist Party.

Moldova is a small central European nation, roughly the size of Maryland, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the east. (More...)

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