U.S. Stamps and Postal History

1¢ Bobcat coil variety issued at Aripex show 1¢ Bobcat coil variety to be issued at Aripex show

The third variety of the workhorse definitive will be issued in coils of 10,000, with a 2015 year date positioned in the upper right corner.

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CBS Sunday Morning covers upright Jenny Invert, USPS wants rate increase: Week CBS Sunday Morning covers upright Jenny Invert, USPS wants rate increase: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news.

Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics (Read more...)

U.S. Wedding stamps show floral designs by Merian U.S. Wedding stamps show floral designs by Merian
A rare use of intaglio printing for engraved designs will be featured on the latest additions to the United States Wedding stamp series. (Read more...)

Architectural pioneer honored in the Black Heritage series Architectural pioneer honored in the Black Heritage series
The long-running Black Heritage commemorative stamp series from the United States Postal Service will continue Feb. 12 with a new stamp honoring architect and educator Robert Robinson Taylor. (Read more...)

Richmond collector in CBS spotlight Richmond collector in CBS spotlight
David B. Robinson is a CPA who also pilots a tour boat in Richmond, Va., and works as a part-time stamp dealer. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Commercial mail receiving agencies cannot use Postal Service forwarding Modern U.S. Mail: Commercial mail receiving agencies cannot use Postal Service forwarding
I am developing an exhibit that presents the history of the treatment of unmailable and undeliverable United States domestic first-class mail. (Read more...)

U.S. Lunar New Year stamp welcomes year of the ram U.S. Lunar New Year stamp welcomes year of the ram
The new Year of the Ram stamp from the United States Postal Service will be issued Feb. 7 in San Francisco, Calif. It will be sold nationwide on the same day. (Read more...)

Representative supports Diwali stamp
United States Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced a resolution Jan. 14 advocating that the United States Postal Service issue a stamp for Diwali (also called Deepavali), an ancient Hindu festival of lights celebrated in India and many other countries (Read more...)

USPS files for rate increases
Prices for the second ounce of domestic letters and postcards would increase by 1¢ and 1-ounce international letters by 5¢, under a new rate schedule announced by the United States Postal Service Jan. 15. (Read more...)

Dollar-Sign Stamps: Priority Mail box pulls double duty with stamps and PVI label Dollar-Sign Stamps: Priority Mail box pulls double duty with stamps and PVI label
One of the many nice benefits of membership in the American Philatelic Society is receiving, upon request, circuit books of stamps and covers from the APS sales division (Read more...)

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