$600 Press Sheet Price Controversial
One of more recent articles, chronicled the introduction of the $19.99 USS Arizona Memorial stamp. A press sheet with or without the die cuts, comprise three panes of 10 stamps and sell for $599.70, a bit shy of $600.
Cozying Up To A Postal Clerk
No matter how you start collecting stamps you are going to have to venture out further to find new specimens for your collection. Once you have exhausted your own mail and whatever your friends, neighbors, and relatives save for you, you will need to think a bit out-of-the-box.
Final Rate Increases For Airmail
On December 31, 1975, domestic rates changed once again. The first ounce of a first-class letter required 13 cents postage, and each additional ounce required 11 cents. Postcard rates rose to 9 cents. The rates for airmail letters rose to 17 cents for the first ounce and 15 cents for each additional
Hidden Images In U.S. Stamps
Various United Stamps have been issued with a hidden image incorporated into the design. Usually this image is a single word, short phrase or object, or a combination of these. The four Early Football Heroes issued some years back all feature a hidden image—a stylized running football player.
Inpector General’s Comments On Harry Potter Stamps
The United states Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General is weighing in on the debate over the new Harry Potter stamps and the future of these types of stamps. In a recent posting on the Post Office’s website, the inspector General sought public reaction to the Postmaster General’s suggestion
Introduction To Stamp Collecting
Thereï¿½s a funny thing about albums. Albums hold a host of memories within their pages. But what do stamps and albums have in common? You will be surprised to find the answer.
Inverted Jenny Returned To Owner
A very rare U.S. postage stamp known as the "Inverted Jenny" was formally handed over on Thursday to the Pennsylvania research library that owns it, six decades after it was stolen from a display case and feared to have been lost forever. The valuable 1918 stamp is one of a series featuring a Curtis
Inverted Jenny Stamp Lottery
One of the most interesting stamp lotteries is underway at a post office near you. With a move, guaranteed to drive many stamp collectors bonkers, The U.S. Postal service has intentionally issued 100 souvenir sheets of six $2 Inverted Jenny stamps with the plane right-side up.
Jimi Hendrix To Be Honored On New Stamp
Jimi Hendrix is to be honored on a new United States forever stamp on March 13, 2014. Hendrix (1942-70) skyrocketed to fame with his mastery of the electric guitar. He literally transformed the world of rock music in the 1960s with his innovations and technical skills.
Joys Of Stamp Collecting
This article explains some of the joys people find in collecting stamps.
Maya Angelou Stamp Controversy
Currently the United States Postal service has no plans to issue a different stamp honoring Maya Angelou, even though the quote that appears on the stamp does not seem to have originated from her. The Washington Post recently reported that “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings beca
Merging First Class and Airmail Services
From August to October 19772, as part of a nationwide “Serving America” promotion, airmail again became the featured subject. It was advertised by direct-mail flyers, post office lobby displays, and augmented by airline ads and billboard ads. All of the advertising pushed the slogan “Your 3-cent Ins
New Controversial Jenny Inverted Stamp
Actually the stamps aren’t really inverted, but here is some of the details on this limited edition stamp. The original Inverted Jenny’s pictured a Jenny airplane flying upside down or “inverted.” On October 2, 2013 the Post Office issued a small number of their new Jenny stamps featuring the plane
New Rate-Change Stamps Have Arrived
The United States Postal service will issue several new nondenominated definitive stamps June 1, 2015 to fulfill a variety of mailing rates. These stamps are the first to expand upon the nondenominated forever stamp concept which was introduced in 2007 for U.S. domestic letter mail and in 2013 for i
Opinions Vary On Maya Angelou Stamp
Thanks to a misattributed quote that appears on the United States Maya Angelou forever stamp that was recently issued, stamp collecting has received unprecedented coverage in the mainstream media. The quote that appears on the Maya Angelou stamp--“A bird doesn’t sing because it has a song”--apparent
Other Types Of U.S. Postage Stamps
While you may start out collecting single copies of stamps to get your stamp collection started, the time may come when you will want to collect multiples of a given stamp. In the case of stamp multiples, you do not want to separate them to retrieve a single stamp for your collection. We will cover
Printing Stamps at USPS.com
In the old days, you had to go to the post office or pay a service high monthly fees in order to get stamps. The USPS website is helping to make stamps easy!
Questions About a Maya Angelou Quote
The United States Postal Service has issued a new stamp featuring Maya Angelou’s portrait and a quote attributed to her. The quote is:”A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” In 1969, she published an autobiography titled I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Rare Inverted Jenny Stamp Recovered
In 1955, four stamps with a famously misprinted upside-down plane were stolen from a stamp convention in Virginia. After more than 60 years on of the stamps has resurfaced.
The Letter-Carrier’s Perspective On Stamp History
Collecting stamps as a hobby dates back to the nineteenth century. Prior to 1847, a person receiving mail would pay the postage, not the person sending it. In 1847, the first U.S. postage stamp was issued expressly to prepay the postage. Up to 1851, stamp usage signified prepayment; otherwise the re
Thompson Submachine Gun And 1934 Tax Stamps
In 1934 Congress enacted the National Firearms Act. This was in response to urgent requests of federal police and other investigative agencies. The law was intended to limit the possession and transfer of highly dangerous and destructive weapons.
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USS Arizona Memorial Stamp Commemeration
The famed Memorial to the USS Arizona will be gracing a new high-denomination U.S. stamp set to be issued March 13 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The U.S. Postal Service is issuing this $19.99 Priority Mail Express stamp during a 10:30 a.m. first-day ceremony at the National Park Service’s Pearl Harbor Visito
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