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Issue 19: June 10, 2010 Sign me up for the newsletter
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Ellen Degeneres stars at stamp ceremony

Ellen Degeneres — stamp fan? The popular talk show host and animal lover showed a fondness for the new Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps when she participated in the April 30 first-day ceremony. Although she didn't claim to be a collector, she's sure to save this very special stamp set.

Collectors on both coasts had an opportunity to celebrate new stamps recently. This month's newsletter includes photos from the Adopt a Shelter Pet event in California and the Monarch Butterly ceremony in New York. You'll also read about new U.S. stamp sets scheduled for July, plus topical features on funiculars and Little Big Horn warriors, and a preview of the next Scott Stamp Monthly.

Happy collecting!

Jay Bigalke
Linn's Online Editor

Garfield space Two U.S. stamp sets in July

The United States Postal Service will issue seven new stamps in two sets during July. (More...)
Animal Rescue space Adopt a Shelter Pet
and Monarch Butterfly first-day ceremonies

Popular talk show host Ellen Degeneres was the featured speaker at the April 30 first-day ceremony in North Hollywood, Calif., for the 44¢ Adopt a Shelter Pet set of 20 stamps. (More...)
Linn's Wallpaper

Linn's Stamp News provides stamp images you can use as computer desktop wallpaper. This month Linn's features France's colorful 2009 Marianne of Europe pane of 13 stamps (Scott 3730). (View)

Scott Stamp Monthly space Stamped envelopes featured in August Scott Stamp Monthly

In the August issue of Scott Stamp Monthly, Ken Lawrence tells the fascinating story of a 19th-century stamp-dealer syndicate that cornered the market on scarce varieties of United States stamped envelopes — and the man who brought the collusion to a halt and was ultimately reviled for his selfless service to fellow collectors. (More...)
Train space Funiculars on stamps:
an uplifting ride

Three European countries featured their funicular railways on stamps issued in April and May. Funiculars use a counterweight system, similar to that of elevators, to take passengers up and down steep inclines. (More...)
Sitting Bull space Little Big Horn warriors: Custer, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull

June 25-26 marks the 134th anniversary of the great victory of the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne over elements of the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment commanded by Lt. Col. (brevet Maj. Gen.) George Armstrong Custer. (More...)
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