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Issue 26: January 13, 2011 Sign me up for the newsletter
Jay Bigalke, Editorspace

Prefectures of Japan

The stamps of Japan are colorful and always interesting. One article in this month's newsletter looks at Japan's prefecture stamps.

You'll also find features about new U.S. stamps coming in February, the 50th anniversary of the American Credo set, large stamp issues from New Zealand and Argentina, and the varieties of stamp die cuts.

Don't forget that you can still vote in Linn's annual United States Stamp Popularity Poll. Use the ballot in your latest issue of Linn's (photocopied ballots are accepted), or vote online at

Jay Bigalke
Linn's Online Editor

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