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Issue 34: October 13, 2011 Sign me up for the newsletter
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Changes for U.S. stamps

The big stamp news out of Washington D.C. is that we'll soon see the first U.S. stamp specifically issued to honor a living person. The requirement that U.S. stamp subjects can only be honored five years after they have died has been eliminated, which means the living and recently deceased now can be featured on new U.S. stamps. Who will be the first to be honored under the new rules? Only time will tell.

This month's newsletter includes photos from two recent U.S. first-day ceremonies, for the Edward Hopper and Save Vanishing Species stamps. We also have a feature that looks at some of the most-visited U.S. tourist sites as depicted on stamps, and a peek at Canada's forthcoming Christmas stamps.

Exciting times are ahead for the stamp hobby!

Jay Bigalke
Linn's Online Editor

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The United States Postal Service announced Sept. 26 that it is changing its rule about featuring living people on its stamps. (More...)
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A blustery but sunny day was the setting for the Aug. 24 official first-day ceremony for the new Edward Hopper commemorative forever stamp from the United States Postal Service. (More...)
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Linn's Stamp News provides stamp images you can use as computer desktop wallpaper. This month Linn's features the 1983 set of four Historic Fire Engines stamps from Australia (Scott 857-60). (View)

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Travel+Leisure magazine showcased the world’s most-visited tourist attractions with a slide show listing on its web site, www.travelandleisure.com. Nine of the top 10 sites are in the United States, and several of these are pictured on U.S. stamps. (More...)
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The Smithsonian's National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., was the site of the Sept. 20 first-day ceremony for the new Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp from the United States Postal Service. (More...)
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Canada Post will issue its Christmas stamps for 2011 on Nov. 1. (More...)
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