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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.


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.

Last Updated: July 2 - Elvis stamp design.
First Day Ceremony photo essays:
  • Maya Angelou
  • Civil War
  • Gifts of Friendship


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


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

    Canada’s Weather Wonder
    Beautiful stamps capture Mother Nature at her most awesome.


    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.
    Looking for Delphi’s Stamp Collecting Forum?
    Click here to reach it.
    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:
    “I can’t believe this many people showed up to a stamp dedication.”
    “This is something different."
    two people overheard by the Washington Post at the Maya Angelou stamp ceremony.

    Last Updated July 3, 2015




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