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First Day Covers Grace Period
A first-day cover is supposed to be cancelled on its first day of being issued. The chances are great that any modern first-day cover you have in your collection may not have been cancelled on the first day of its issuance. Why is this you may ask?

Post Office Has No Clout
We all know about the financial woes of the Post Office and Congressesí seeming inability to deal with the issues. The simple fact is that the Post Office is powerless in asking Congress to deal with the continuing deficits it keeps facing.

Stamp Collecting Not An Investment
Stamps have been in and out of the media of late. In June an 1856 one cent British Guiana Magenta stamp fetched around $9.5 million at auction. The selling price no doubt put rare stamp investing into the media spectrum.

EBay Scraps Stamp Review Program
The giant online Internet auction site eBay, has discontinued two programs that were created to protect collectors from fake and questionable sales. The two programs reviewed stamp and coin sales on its auction website. The closings were not well publicized to the public at large.

Postal Mail Examination Program
This article is a bit off-topic, but one you will certainly be interested in. You may think you have privacy with your mail delivery, but such isnít the case at all. Recently the United States Postal Serviceís Inspector General found a number shortcomings in a particular program that allows the Post

Fake Computer Generated Stamps
Many varieties of computer-vended stamps can now be found on mail. Some of the computer-generated fakes feature the Mr. ZIP design that are sold in the Automated Postal Center machines found in many post office lobbies. It is not that uncommon to encounter fake Stamps.com postage labels.


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