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West Virginia grist mill on Priority Mail stamp West Virginia grist mill on Priority Mail stamp
The scenic Glade Creek Grist Mill in West Virginia will be featured on a new high-denomination United States $5.75 stamp to be issued in October. (Read more...)

Circus souvenir sheetlet only in yearbook Circus souvenir sheetlet only in yearbook; extra-tall stamp on tap for Wilt Chamberlain
The United States Postal Service is creating a three-stamp “Circus souvenir sheetlet” that will be available in mint condition only with the purchase of the annual USPS stamp yearbook. (Read more...)

New monograph on 1918 Jenny airmails New monograph on 1918 Jenny airmails documents their first days of postal use
Collectors of the trio of United States 1918 Jenny airmail stamps (Scott C1-C3) will be pleased with a new monograph titled United States Airmail Stamps 1918 History and Analysis of First Day of Sale Postal Use. (Read more...)

Canyonlands National Park marks 50 years Canyonlands National Park marks 50 years
The stunning vistas that make up Canyonlands National Park will be celebrated Sept. 12, the 50th anniversary of the park joining the National Park System. (Read more...)

Falklands post office outsourced
As of Aug. 1, the government of the Falkland Islands has outsourced its postal service to a private local company, the Falklands Post Service Ltd., also known as FPS Ltd. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Latvian Aviation Pioneers set Latvian Aviation Pioneers set
Latvia — Latvia is the middle of the three Baltic republics, bordering Estonia to the north, Lithuania to the south, Russia and Belarus to the east and the Baltic Sea to the west. L (Read more...)

Third USPS eBay auction nets $135
With just a couple of days’ notice, the United States Postal Service auctioned football-related philatelic products Aug. 4-10 through its eBay online store at www.ebay.com/stamps. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Sweden sit comfortably stamps New stamps from Sweden invite you to ‘sit comfortably’
A new set of stamps from Sweden is called Sit Comfortably. The five booklet stamps featuring modern chair designs were issued Aug. 21. (Read more...)

U.N. Greetings from Geneva pane includes peacocks, sheep U.N. Greetings from Geneva pane includes peacocks, sheep
The United Nations Postal Administration will issue a pane of 10 stamps and labels Sept. 12 to honor the 45th anniversary of UNPA/Geneva. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: What’s the Byrd connection? What’s the Byrd connection to an 1844 stampless cover?
What a difference 90 years makes. The cover pictured below began its life as a stampless folded letter dated Oct. 8 (Read more...)

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