US Stamps

02/16/2018

Amazon jabs, Twitter jokes earn January Caption Contest recognition

Several other entries have Santa reflecting on the first-class postage rate increases in January.

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US Stamps

02/16/2018

Reprints made of fake stamps created for use in movies in the 1940s

Labels that resembled stamps were created in the early 1940s for use movie props. Reprints later were made of these fake stamps

US Stamps

02/16/2018

This first lady didn’t take advantage of her franking privilege: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, after five years of service, the Canada Post's CEO stepped down.

Postal Updates

02/16/2018

Trump 2019 budget proposes numerous USPS changes

To survive, the USPS must better manage its expenses and secure more revenues, the budget proposal says.

US Stamps

02/16/2018

Imperforate 2013 Jenny pane and more on Priority Mail flat-rate box sent to APS

A USPS large flat-rate Priority Mail box mailed to the American Philatelic Society in November 2016 included an imperf $2 Jenny Invert pane of six, plus more postage.

World Stamps

02/16/2018

New British postage labels feature ships that have carried the mail

Great Britain continues its Royal Mail Heritage series of post & go labels with new designs focusing on ships that transported the mail.

US Stamps

02/16/2018

Visiting Macau’s general post office: Inside Linn's

Also in this issue are articles explaining Wikipedia's philately portal page and a stamp mixture purchase review.

US Stamps

02/15/2018

Illinois stamp celebration March 5 to mark 200 years of statehood

The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago have been recognized on numerous U.S. stamps in the past.

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02/14/2018

A proposal for multidenomination coils; could such a format help nonprofit mailers?

The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers published a brief stamp-related report in early 2017 about the use of low-denomination stamps on mailings.

US Stamps

02/14/2018

Silver Bells Wreath global forever stamps are a good buy in panes of 10

Imperforate press sheets of this stamp also were produced and sold by the U.S. Postal Service, but this tip is for the regularly issued stamps with die cuts.

World Stamps

02/13/2018

Siegel to auction William H. Gross U.S. collection

In a series of four sales beginning in late September, Siegel Auction Galleries will offer the William H. Gross collection of U.S. stamp treasures.

World Stamps

02/13/2018

Canada Post head Deepak Chopra to step down; new CEO sought

Chopra was appointed to a five-year term to lead Canada’s postal system beginning Feb. 1, 2011.

World Stamps

02/13/2018

Stamps feature three Belgian exports: diamonds, beer and Smurfs

The new souvenir sheet honoring Belgium’s diamond sector is naturally diamond shaped as are the five stamps that are in the sheet.

Postal Updates

02/12/2018

USPS controllable income shrinks as letter volume falls

The United States Postal Service posted a net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 as first-class letter and advertising mail volumes decline.