U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Five new U.S. stamped envelopes packaged in three sets of 10 Five new U.S. stamped envelopes packaged in three sets of 10
The United States Postal Service is offering five new stamped envelopes with wintry stamp designs. (Read more...)

USPS reveals Circus sheet image USPS reveals preliminary image of limited Circus souvenir sheet
The United States Postal Service has revealed the design for the three-stamp Circus souvenir sheet that will be available in mint condition only with the purchase of The 2014 Stamp Yearbook, a USPS publication. (Read more...)

World records: smallest album and smallest stamp journal U.S. Stamp Notes: World records: smallest album and smallest stamp journal
I have a new claimant for the title of the world’s smallest stamp album, and a new smallest category to challenge U.S. Stamp Notes readers. (Read more...)

Jennifer Miller wins 2014 duck stamp art contest Jennifer Miller wins 2014 duck stamp art contest
Jennifer Miller of Olean, N.Y., won the 2014 federal duck stamp art contest held Sept. 20-21 at the United States Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va. (Read more...)

Julia Child, James Beard among chefs in new U.S. stamp set Celebrity Chefs honored Sept. 26
The United States Postal Service will issue a set of five stamps Sept. 26 honoring celebrity chefs James Beard, Julia Child, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi. (Read more...)

Revised Breast Cancer Research semipostal New printer, year date for revised Breast Cancer Research semipostal
The 2014-dated version of the United States (49¢+11¢) Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp will be issued Sept. 30 in Sacramento, Calif., with a noon first-day ceremony on the west steps of the capitol. (Read more...)

New Glade Creek Grist Mill Priority Mail stamp Sept. 29 New Glade Creek Grist Mill Priority Mail stamp Sept. 29
A new United States $5.75 Glade Creek Grist Mill stamp will be issued Sept. 29 in Danese, W.Va. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Remembering Leonard Sherman Remembering Leonard Sherman and the Hammarskjold issue
The strangest things manage to make it through the mail in place of postage. The example pictured here reflects what was, at the time, a huge philatelic story that got significant play in the daily nonphilatelic press. (Read more...)

Dollar-sign Stamps: Heavy parcel to Papua New Guinea Heavy parcel to Papua New Guinea required $35.68 in postage
With my deadline looming, it was time to find an interesting item to share in Dollar-Sign Stamps. (Read more...)

New Purple Heart stamp variety in October New Purple Heart stamp variety in October
A new variety of the United States Purple Heart forever stamp will be issued in October. The stamp will have a 2014 year date inscription. (Read more...)

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