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First-day ceremonies, stamp favorites, and more!

Whew! April and May have been busy months for U.S. stamp collectors, with a full slate of stamp events and stamp shows all over the country. Photos from two April first-day ceremonies are included in this month's newsletter.

You'll also find details about the 44ยข Oscar Micheaux U.S. stamp being issued in June, a preview of the next issue of Scott Stamp Monthly, plus features on favorite stamps of 2009 and Joan of Arc.

Happy collecting!

Jay Bigalke
Linn's Online Editor

Blac Heritage series space Black Heritage series stamp in June

Only one new United States stamp is on the schedule for June. (More...)
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ceremonies for film cowboys, Love stamp


April was a busy month for new U.S. stamp issues. Among the items issued were the four Cowboys of the Silver Screen stamps and picture postal cards on April 17, and the Love: Pansies in a Basket stamp on April 22. (More...)
Linn's Wallpaper

Linn's Stamp News provides stamp images you can use as computer desktop wallpaper. This month Linn's features the the two United States 41¢ Iron Man stamps (Scott 4159r and 4159h). (View)

Scott Stamp Monthly space Special handling stamps in July Scott Stamp Monthly

In the July issue of Scott Stamp Monthly, Bob Rufe, who specializes in United States special-handling stamps, presents an overview of the history of the U.S. special-handling service and offers proof that this service continues today, although it might be just a shadow of its former self. (More...)
Favorites of 2009 space Favorites of 2009: songbirds, sailing ships, saunas

Collectors liked stamps showing songbirds, sailing ships and saunas, according to stamp popularity polls conducted by postal administrations for their 2009 stamps. (More...)
Mark Twain Stamp space St. Joan of Arc, patron
of France and of soldiers


In the calendar of Western Christianity, May 30 is the feast day of St. Joan of Arc (1412-31). She is the patron saint of soldiers, as well as of the nation of France. (More...)
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