Only some of the subjects have been announced, but we’ve collected what is known, for this first edition of our 2017 U.S. Stamp Program grid. Included so far are John F. Kennedy, Father Ted Hesburgh, WPA Posters, Sharks, Seashells, Flowers (of course), and the new African American Museum in Washington
Our 2017 U.S. stamp program grid is here.
Last Updated: January 8: Details for Height stamp
Canada's 2017 Stamp Program
The subjects include World War I, Year of the Rooster, Canadian Opera, and the National Hockey League. The complete list (at least as of now) is here - updated January 7th.
Britain’s 2017 Stamp Programme
The “special stamps” subjects include Racehorses, Windsor Castle, Classic Toys and Windmills and Watermills. The complete list (again, as of now) is here.
Some U.S. Postal Rates Are Going Up
The cost to mail a letter goes up 2¢ on January 22nd, but the postcard rate stays the same. And a few rates that consumers use (very few, but some) actually go down. Details here.
Another Lost Jenny Invert
Lands at The PF
This one had been hiding in a safe deposit box. Read the story here.
Service Your Own First Day Cachets For Canadian Issues
Canada Post’s official FDCs are nice, but you can submit your own covers. Here’s how.
Feeling Patriotic? Collect U.S. Flag Stamps: Hotchner
Columnist John Hotchner calls this specialty the gift that keeps on giving, with endless possibilities including some you may not have known about.
New APRLibrary Opens
Our report on both the facility itself and the dedication ceremony is here.
Some reflections by VSC Manager Lloyd de Vries on the long road from Match Factory to American Philatelic Center.
Change In U.S. FDC Servicing Policy
Did the Postal Service listen to collectors or get tired of paying for mistakes? Who cares? FDC collectors are happy. Read more here.
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And here’s the reason for the change.
"Help! I just inherited this stamp collection!"
Just been given Aunt Matilda's old stamp collection and don't know what to do with it? We can help.
Unique Stamp Collecting Bookstore
We have philatelic books in our bookstore you won't find anywhere else on the Internet, including publications from the U.S. Stamp Society, and John Hotchner.
"Many of us share a belief that if we were running things, we could do better" on U.S. stamp design
— John Hotchner, former CSAC member, in his latest VSC column
Last Updated January 13, 2017