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Love Ribbons released early

Collectors who thought it odd that the new Love Ribbons stamp was being issued on Valentine's Day shared their opinions with the United States Postal Service ... and the Postal Service got the message. On Feb. 2 the stamp was intentionally released early nationwide. Past Love stamps have been issued in other months, but mailers really wanted this one available to send out this year's Valentine's Day cards.

Other features this month include a visit to the recent APS winter stamp show, the first-day ceremony for the 65¢ Dogs at Work stamps, a tribute to Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee, and stamps that honor St. Patrick.

Don't forget to cast your vote in Linn's 2011 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll at www.linns.com. Voting ends soon!

Jay Bigalke
Linn's Online Editor

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The United States Postal Service announced Feb. 2 that it would place its new Love Ribbons forever stamp on sale that day, 12 days before its official Valentine's Day issue date. (More...)
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The post office in Merrifield, Va., hosted the Jan. 20 first-day ceremony for the new United States 65¢ Dogs at Work stamps. (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 imprinted stamp from the 28¢ Black, Red and White Koi postal card issued by the United States in 2009 (Scott UX556). (View)

Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee space Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee

On Feb. 6, Queen Elizabeth II marked her 60th anniversary as the head of state of the United Kingdom and 15 other British Commonwealth realms. (More...)
Stamps honor St. Patrick and places named for him space Stamps honor St. Patrick and places named for him

Ireland has a long history of honoring its patron saint, Patrick, on stamps. The saint and places bearing his name have been featured on stamps of other countries as well. (More...)
APS Ameristamp Expo show space APS Ameristamp Expo show

The American Philatelic Society's annual winter show, Ameristamp Expo, took place Jan. 27-29 in Atlanta, Ga., at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The show was held in conjunction with the Southeastern Stamp Expo. (More...)
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