Postal Updates

06/19/2018

Postmark remembers Marine who ‘gallantly gave his life for his country’

A postal facility was recently named after Robert H. Jenkins, a Marine who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 20, 1970.

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US Stamps

06/19/2018

English wants to improve APS website

The executive director's goal is to make the site more user-friendly and easier to navigate, something he believes is critical as more and more young people make use of social media on the internet.

Auctions

06/19/2018

July Felzmann auction includes unissued stamps of Germany, Austria

The Ulrich Felzmann auction house in Duesseldorf, Germany, has scheduled its next public stamp and postal history auction for July 5-7.

World Stamps

06/18/2018

Stamps commemorate 2018 World Cup

Lebanon is one of several countries issuing stamps for the quadrennial international tournament.

World Stamps

06/18/2018

Cast of treasured BBC sitcom featured on new Royal Mail stamps

The eight Dad’s Army stamps feature photos of the show’s main characters along with their most famous catchphrases.

US Stamps

06/18/2018

John Fitch, Robert Fulton and the creation of a working steamboat

Stamps wrongfully imply Fulton invented the steamboat, but the idea was actually conceived by others, including American inventor and entrepreneur John Fitch.

US Stamps

06/18/2018

Flag Act of 1818 stamp generates interest

Appleton, Wis., was honored to host the US Postal Service's first day of issue ceremony for the new flag stamp.

US Stamps

06/15/2018

Documenting delivery delays: Inside Linn’s

Also included in this issue: where to learn more about perfin stamps online, and stamps for the multitude of places named "Guinea" or "Guiana."

US Stamps

06/15/2018

Optically variable ink stamps arrive June 27: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, is personalized postage on its way out? The newest U.S. federal duck stamp is self-adhesive only.

US Stamps

06/14/2018

Scooby-Doo on U.S. forever stamp July 14

The new United States Scooby-Doo forever stamp will be issued July 14 to promote a social responsibility initiative titled Scooby-Doo Doo Good.

US Stamps

06/14/2018

America’s "shining seas" and more shown on O Beautiful stamps

New USPS stamps feature photographs that illustrate the five phrases from America the Beautiful's first verse.

US Stamps

06/13/2018

Used dollar-sign eye candy lurking in a stock book

Collector focused on covers is not immune to the allure of an attractive stamp that has been separated from its envelope.

World Stamps

06/13/2018

Stamps issued for Australian mining town’s local post

This week's stamp market tip involves stamps issued for the Coolgardie Cycle Express Co. circa 1896.

Auctions

06/12/2018

Siegel to offer two Jenny Inverts in rarities auction

The June 27 Rarities of the World auction will be followed by the first of two sales offering material from the Kilbourne collection of Confederate States stamps and postal history.