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Jay Bigalke, Editor

Collectors everywhere are looking forward to new stamps honoring the upcoming 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth. A set of four Lincoln stamps is among the new issues from the United States in February.

And now that 2008 is history, you can let the world know what you thought of last year's U.S. stamps by casting your vote in Linn's 2008 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll.

In this month's edition of Linn's newsletter we also have a user's guide to buying stamp mixtures, information about a new set of classic car stamps from Sweden, and a look at the stamps of Kazakhstan, the former Soviet possession that only began issuing its own stamps in 1992.

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Jay Bigalke
Linn's Online Editor

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U.S. stamps in February

Twelve postage stamps and one piece of postal stationery will be issued by the United States Postal Service in February. The first stamps to appear will be the much-anticipated Abraham Lincoln set marking the bicentennial of the 16th president's birth. (More...)

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Cast a vote for your favorite 2008 U.S. stamps

The Linn's Stamp News 2008 United States stamp popularity poll, an annual tradition, is now underway. Voting continues through early March. To view the poll and vote for your favorites — and your least favorites — visit the web site. (More...)

Linn's Wallpaper

Linn's Stamp News provides nearly 400 stamp images that you can use as computer desktop wallpaper. This month's new wallpaper image shows the 1987 18-penny Gaillardia Flower stamp from Great Britain. (Click Here)

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Nostalgic Swedish stamps show two classic U.S. cars

Today, the news about the automobile industry is filled with talk about financial bailouts and possible mergers.

New stamps from Sweden, though, take a look back to a simpler time when washing the car with dad or driving your convertible on the beach was the highlight of a long, lazy summer afternoon. (More...)

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There is much more to
Kazakhstan than Borat

Borat Sagdiyev is undoubtedly the most famous person in the world from Kazakhstan. But while Borat, the title character of the 2006 hit comedy film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, isn't real, the country he purportedly hails from is. (More...)

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Stamp mixtures,
packets add to collections

What if you've decided to collect postally used stamps from around the world, but everyone you know lives in the same country as you? There are a few different answers to that problem. (More...)

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