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USPS Replaces Stamps Chief
After less than two years, Susan McGowan has been reassigned in Marketing, reports Linn’s Stamp News. Read more here.

Inverted Jenny PB Sets Record
Don Sundman says he wasn’t planning to sell it; the offer came out of the blue. The story is here.


Major additions to the program, and we have the designs and details: Batman, Wilt Chamberlain, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (4 stamps, plus a newly-revealed mini-sheet) and more. The latest details on these and other late-2014 issues are in our 2014 U.S. Stamp Program.

Normally at this time of year, instead of learning about new issues, we'd know about next year's. We have had no official word on 2015, but join us in guessing what some of them will be.


Photos from First Day Ceremonies
See the Batman, Medal of Honor-Korean War and Petersburg Civil War events.

Batman Collects Stamps!
Well, Bruce Wayne does. The story is here.
How’d You Get Started?
Columnist John Hotchner wants to know, and tells a heart-warming story of how one collector began his philatelic journey.


Britain's 2015 Stamp Programme
No such problem with Britain's Royal Mail. Here are the UK's 2015 issues.


Canada Honors Legendary NHLers
Defencemen: Bobby Orr, Pierre Pilote, Red Kelly, Doug Harvey, Tim Horton, and Harry Howell. Details here.


Israel Notes Broadway Musical Anniversary
"Fiddler On The Roof" opened on the Great White Way 50 years ago. And wait until you see who designed Israel's three stamps!


Preparing For The Inevitable
Are you ready to join that Great Stamp Club In The Sky? Or that other one in a much warmer location (and we don't mean Phoenix)? Veteran stamp collecting writer Dick Sine has some tips on doing your executor a favor.

Lloyd's Fun FDCs!
Volume 45 - ArtCraft
Its cachets are “not your father’s Oldsmobile.” The designs are bright, colorful and contemporary.

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.
Looking for Delphi’s Stamp Collecting Forum?
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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 F.D.C. Publishing Co., the U.S. Stamp Society, and John Hotchner.

Quotable:
"It’s odd that non-collectors are spending millions on some of the greatest treasures. I've never seen anything like this in my 40 years in the hobby."
Don Sundman, on the offer to purchase his Inverted Jenny Plate Block, which he accepted.

Last Updated October 24, 2014




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