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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.

Last Updated: February 22.
Missing Children, Joint Issue with Japan, details about other issues added to the program

James Brown? Maybe Not. The Godfather of Soul had been rumored for a stamp in 2015. Read why that might not be a smart move.

Canada Issues First Fabric Stamp
And long may it wave. Details here.


British Stamps Get Inventive
Royal Mail celebrates UK’s ingenuity.


APS’ Guyer To Head ASDA
Dana Guyer, who has been running shows for the American Philatelic Society, will become executive director of the American Stamp Dealers Association. ASDA runs some of the other major stamp shows in the USA. Details here.

Black History to Postal Museum
The philatelic and postal branch of the Smithsonian is celebrating Black History Month with a special exhibition. Get a preview here with photos of ten of the items from it.

Show The Fun In Philately
Yes, stamp collecting can be a serious hobby, but columnist John Hotchner says sometimes we forget the humor.

When is a Rate Hike Not a Rate Hike?
The U.S. is planning to raise some postal rates, but still honoring its promise not to raise the cost of mailing a letter for three years. VSC managing editor Lloyd de Vries explains how the USPS is managing that.
CBS Features Stamp Collecting
Correspondent Rita Braver looks at the “ageless allure” of stamp collecting for “CBS SundayMorning.”


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Catching Up With Foxcatcher
There's a connection between stamps and a new Oscar-nominated movie. Columnist Dick Sine reports John E. du Pont was as accomplished a philatelist as he was a wrestling coach.

50 Years of Special-ness
It’s been 50 years since Britain began issuing special, or commemorative, stamps, and Royal Mail is celebrating with some amazing statistics and an online exhibition showing more than 2,000 of them. Click here for the story.
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.
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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.

Quotable:
"When I wear a name badge showing I am a member of the Errors, Freaks and Oddities Collectors’ Club, my wife has been known to chide me with 'Which one are you?'"
VSC columnist John Hotchner. Read more here.

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