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APS Names New Exec
The USA’s biggest stamp collecting organization has chosen Scott English, a non-collector with extensive experience in government administration. At least one APS leader can attest to his qualifications. Details here.


History, Love, Celebrations. New information is coming in almost daily. Check out our 2015 stamp program -- the best free 2015 stamp schedule listing online. And leave your comments, too, in each issue’s “Discuss” page.

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July 24 - Ingrid Bergman, World Stamp Show details.



New U.S. Elvis Presley Stamp
Music Icons issue will debut August 12th at Graceland. The design has now been revealed.

This Year’s Hollywood Legend:
Ingrid Bergman

It will be a joint issue with Sweden. More details here.


And Also: Paul Newman
Not apparently part of the Legends of Hollywood series, this stamp will be issued in September. Details here.

Remembering The Battle Of Britain
Royal Mail issues a set of six stamps and philatelic products for the air war that kept Britain free — a crucial turning point in World War II and “their finest hour.” We have details about the stamps and the battle itself, with photos of some of the pilots today with the new stamps.

Canada Honors Nobel Winner
Short story writer Alice Munro is the only Canadian woman to be awarded the Literature prize, and is now featured on a Canada Post stamp.

Canada Post Seeks Rate Hike
The agency wants to raise the letter rate by 5 cents, effective in January. Details here.

No Reelection Bid for Reinhard
The APS president has decided one term is enough. More here.


Cataloguing The Collectors Part II
Columnist John Hotchner finds philatelic people watching very amusing. Didn't find yourself or your friend in Part I? Check out Part II.

Lloyd's Fun FDCs!
Volume 46 - Humor in FDCs
Nowhere in philately is it easier to enjoy a joke or chuckle than in first day cover collecting. VSC chief Lloyd de Vries shows some examples.


I May Not Know Art...
...but I know an argument about art and design when I see one. Some thoughts about an online argument in the latest LloydBlog.
USPS Considers Drones
No, not postal workers just going through the motions until quitting time, but small aircraft without pilots. The story here.

Why Join A Stamp Society Or Club?
Veteran philatelic observer Dick Sine says there are many reasons to do so… and quite a few why not!


Going The Extra Mile
An American first day cover collector goes to Japan for its part of the Gifts of Friendship issuance.

How Stamps Are Made
A British look at how U.S. stamps are printed and produced.



Durland 2014 Supplement
Now Available!
The supplement, plus the 2012 edition of this catalogue, are the definitive reference for plate number collectors. Order them individually or together here.
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“This is something different."
two people overheard by the Washington Post at the Maya Angelou stamp ceremony.

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