Postal Updates

02/22/2018

Amazon’s new threat to delivery services via the U.S. Postal Service

The market has forgotten the impact on the biggest shipper for the Seattle-based retailer Amazon: the U.S. Postal Service.

World Stamps

02/21/2018

Interesting Dominican Republic Hurricane Relief stamps a good buy

The market for stamps from most Latin American countries has been on the upswing. One of the more popular countries is the Dominican Republic.

Postal Updates

02/21/2018

Flats Sequencing System continues to be a Postal Service headache

A piece of machinery that the United States Postal Service thought would be the answer to the high costs of handling large envelopes — the Flats Sequencing System— is continuing to be a big headache for the agency.

Auctions

02/21/2018

Siegel auction series March 7-8 offers U.S. stamps, pioneer flight mail

Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries has scheduled a series of three auctions in two days offering classic United States stamps and early U.S. flight mail.

US Stamps

02/21/2018

New location for Chicago’s Compex show

The stamp show of the Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland Inc., will take place June 1-3 at a new location.

US Stamps

02/21/2018

Hidden gems from antique and consignment shops

Hunting for philatelic treasure in consignment shops and antique stores proves fruitful for readers.

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.

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.