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2014-date Poinsettia returns to sale at fulfillment center 2014-date Poinsettia returns to sale at USPS fulfillment center
The 2014-date United States nondenominated (49¢) Poinsettia special forever stamp (Scott 4816b) has been returned to sale at Stamp Fulfillment Services after selling out Sept. 30. (Read more...)

Press sheet planned for $2 Circus souvenir sheet $2 Circus souvenir sheet press sheet planned
A press sheet will be issued Dec. 10 for the upcoming United States $2 Circus souvenir sheet. Pre-orders for the press sheet will start Nov. 10, with USPS item number 588708. (Read more...)

Lera to retire as research chairfor National Postal Museum
Thomas Lera, the Winton Blount research chair at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, will retire Nov. 1. (Read more...)

World record realization set for unissued Australian stamps World record realization set for unissued Australian stamps
Changing hands for the first time since 1936, a unique block of six of an unissued 2-penny King Edward VIII stamp set a new world record price for an Australian philatelic item Oct. 1 (Read more...)

ATM pane added to the mix of Winter Fun forever stamps ATM pane added to the mix of Winter Fun forever stamps
The United States Winter Fun forever stamps will be issued in two different formats Oct. 23 in New York City. (Read more...)

No ceremony for $2 Circus sheet No ceremony for $2 Circus sheet
Baraboo, Wis., home to the Circus World Museum and the former site of the Ringling Brothers circus headquarters, will be featured as the official first-day city for the upcoming $2 Circus souvenir sheet. (Read more...)

USPS calls off Rudolph souvenir sheet USPS calls off Rudolph souvenir sheet; double-sided pane of 20 set for Nov. 6
A planned souvenir sheet for the upcoming United States Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps set will not be issued. (Read more...)

APS board considering loan to library for building project
The American Philatelic Society board of directors is making plans for the $1.3 million gift left to the society by 25-year APS member Walter Weber, who died May 23. (Read more...)

Mystic sells Inverted Jenny plate block Mystic sells Inverted Jenny plate block; purchase price ‘north of $4.8 million’
In a startling move, Donald J. Sundman, the president of Mystic Stamp Co., announced Oct. 7 that his firm has sold the unique Inverted Jenny plate block to an anonymous buyer for a sum specified as “around $5 million,” according to Sundman. (Read more...)

McGowan replaced as stamp chief; Tackett acting manager McGowan replaced as stamp chief; Tackett new acting manager
Susan McGowan, a public relations executive who was named head of the United States Postal Service’s stamp program in December 2012, has been replaced, a USPS spokesman confirmed Oct. 8. (Read more...)

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