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Jay Bigalke, Editor space

Spring is almost here!

March is now upon us, and compared to the past couple months, we have fewer United States new issues to watch for. Now we just have to find time to place those stamps into our albums before the weather starts to improve and we find ourselves otherwise distracted.

Our special features this month include photo essays from the first-day ceremonies for the Grand Central Terminal stamp and the Rosa Parks stamp.

We also take a look at stamps that showcase the birthstones for March, and learn about new Vatican City issues marking the recent resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

Happy collecting!

Jay Bigalke
Linn's Senior Editor-Digital Media
March U.S. stamp issues space March U.S. stamp issues

The United States Postal Service will issue 13 new stamps and 14 postal stationery items in March. (More...)
birthstones: aquamarine, bloodstone space March's two birthstones: aquamarine, bloodstone

More than 100 years ago, in 1912, the American Association of Jewelers assigned birthstones for each month. Aquamarine was selected for the month of March. However, other gemstones, most notably bloodstone, also are associated with the month. (More...)
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Linn's Stamp News provides stamp images you can use as computer desktop wallpaper. This month Linn's features the United States 1990 $2 Bobcat definitive stamp (Scott 2482). (View)

Grand Central Terminal stamp event space Grand Central Terminal stamp event

The first-day ceremony for the new United States $19.95 Grand Central Terminal Express Mail stamp took place Feb. 1 in New York City. (More...)
Vatican City issues Sede Vacante stamps space Vatican City issues Sede Vacante stamps

Vatican City issued four Sede Vacante stamps March 1. The sede vacante, which translates to "the chair being empty," is the period when the last pope is no longer pope and the new pope has not yet been elected. (More...)
Life of Rosa Parks celebrated space Life of Rosa Parks celebrated

Two Michigan first-day ceremonies took place on Feb. 4 in Detroit and Dearborn for the new United States Rosa Parks commemorative forever stamp. (More...)
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