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Look What's New! September 2018 on StampNewsNow.com!

The Art of Magic Stamps

USPS Stamp Releases for September 2018
Stamp releases for September include: John Lennon, Honoring First Responders, Hot Wheels, and Birds in Winter. Click for September stamp releases and more!

USPS September Stamp Release  2018 John Lennon Stamp, First Responder Stamp, Hot Wheels Stamps, Bird in Winter Stamps


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Stamp for Third Barrel Fermented Malt Liquor

The latest issue of The American Revenuer—the journal of the American Revenue Assocation (ARA)—carries remarkable news of four Revenue Stamps (Scott REA184-87) that were snapped up on eBay at the Buy It Now price of $1,000. “Anonymous”—possibly the buyer(?)—reported that “…experienced revenue stamp dealers charge up to $2,000, depending on condition” for the Hogshead stamp (Scott REA187).

Even more significant, shown here, the 1/3 Barrel (Sc. REA184) is the only known unused example and that the Scott value for a used example is $35,000 (the most recent realization being $12,000 in 2017 for one of the two known examples).

As none were known before this discovery, REA184 is not listed in unused condition in Scott. When they add it, if they go by the price realized in the marketplace, at most that would be $1,000, the eBay sale price. However, “Anonymous” aptly points out, “It is undoubtedly safe to say that if either of these two newly discovered mint examples ever came to market in a well-publicized auction, bidding would be spirited.”

From this we can draw the inference that an eBay Buy It Now offer is not a well-publicized auction for specialized items such as this. (The auction was started at $9.99, but the Buy It Now offer pre-empted it!) Also that the buyer was much more knowledgeable than the seller of this lot.

To learn more about Revenue stamps, we refer you to the ARA website, www.revenuer.org.

Stamp Auction Calendar and Stamp Show Calendar - Updated on September 4, 2018!

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First Day Covers - Ordering Calendar

First Day Covers (FDC) Ordering Calendar - Updated on September 4, 2018! Check out our updated page and the digital color pictorial cancels added to the FDC Ordering page!

Click to order the following first day covers: Sally Ride, Flag Act of 1818, Frozen Treats, Statue of Freedom, O Beautiful, WWI Turning the Tide, Art of Magic, Dragons, John Lennon and Birds of Winter. If you are interested in Sally Ride — the deadline is September 23, 2018.

Look What's New! August 2018 on StampNewsNow.com!

The Art of Magic Stamps

USPS Stamp Releases for August 2018
Stamp releases for August include: The Art of Magic (4 stamp designs), Dragons (4 stamp designs), U. S. Airmail P.O.D. Service Stamp and Global Poinsettia. Click for August stamp releases and more!

USPS August Stamp Release  2018 O The Art of Magic, Dragons, U.S. Airmail, and Global Poinsettia


New Price List. Collect Used United States stamps starting for as little as 10¢ each.

Join the many stamp collectors and stamp dealers who subscribe, advertise or collect stamps with Stamp News Publishing! We offer a wealth of information on both U. S. and Worldwide Stamps. Check out our magazine offerings or browse our website to see our varied and indepth information on all things philatelic!

Stamp for Third Barrel Fermented Malt Liquor

The latest issue of The American Revenuer—the journal of the American Revenue Assocation (ARA)—carries remarkable news of four Revenue Stamps (Scott REA184-87) that were snapped up on eBay at the Buy It Now price of $1,000. “Anonymous”—possibly the buyer(?)—reported that “…experienced revenue stamp dealers charge up to $2,000, depending on condition” for the Hogshead stamp (Scott REA187).

Even more significant, shown here, the 1/3 Barrel (Sc. REA184) is the only known unused example and that the Scott value for a used example is $35,000 (the most recent realization being $12,000 in 2017 for one of the two known examples).

As none were known before this discovery, REA184 is not listed in unused condition in Scott. When they add it, if they go by the price realized in the marketplace, at most that would be $1,000, the eBay sale price. However, “Anonymous” aptly points out, “It is undoubtedly safe to say that if either of these two newly discovered mint examples ever came to market in a well-publicized auction, bidding would be spirited.”

From this we can draw the inference that an eBay Buy It Now offer is not a well-publicized auction for specialized items such as this. (The auction was started at $9.99, but the Buy It Now offer pre-empted it!) Also that the buyer was much more knowledgeable than the seller of this lot.

To learn more about Revenue stamps, we refer you to the ARA website, www.revenuer.org.

Look What's New! July 2018 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS, O Beautiful Stamps 2018

USPS Stamp Releases July 2018
Stamp releases for July include: O Beautiful (20 stamp designs), Scooby-Doo, and World War 1: Turning the Tide. Click for July stamp releases and more!

USPS July Stamp Release  2018 O Beautiful Stamp, Scooby-Doo Stamp, World War I: Turning the Tide Stamp

Look What's New! June 2018 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS Two dollar Statue of Freedom Stamp 2018

USPS Stamp Releases June 2018
Stamp releases for June include: Flag Act of 1818, Frozen Treats, Statue of Freedom
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USPS June stamp release include Flag Act of 1818 Stamps, Frozen Treat Stamps, Statue of Freedom Stamps

Look What's New! May 2018 on StampNewsNow.com!

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USPS Stamp Releases in May 2018
Stamp releases for May include: U. S. Airmail Army Pilots and Sally Ride

U.S. Airmail Army Pilots Stamp, May 1
The airmail stamp being issued on May 1 in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of regular airmail service will be the first of two identical design stamps to be issued this year. This first stamp in blue commemorates the pioneering spirit of the brave Army pilots who initiated the . . .

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Sally Ride, May 23
America’s first woman in space, Dr. Sally Ride was a member of the crew of Space Shuttle Challenger STS-7 in 1984. She inspired the nation as a pioneering astronaut, brilliant physicist, and dedicated educator, and was awarded the . . .

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Look What's New! April 2018 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS Stamp Releases in April 2018
Stamp releases for April include: STEM Education and the Peace Rose

STEM Education stamps (include 4 designs)
These stamps celebrate the role of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in keeping the United States a global leader in innovation and providing new opportunities for all Americans to learn and explore the world. Each of the four stamps features a . . .

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Peace Rose
Peace Rose celebrates one of the most popular roses of all time. The peace rose revolutionized. . .

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Look What's New! March 2018 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS Stamp Releases in March 2018
Stamp releases for March include: Mister Rogers and Illinois Statehood!

Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was known as a beloved television neighbor to generations of children. His groundbreaking public television series “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” inspired and educated young viewers with warmth, sensitivity and honesty. Filmed in Pittsburgh and first distributed nationally in 1968 by a predecessor of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the program was innovative and unlike anything on television for children at that time. Each episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” began with . . .

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Look What's New! February 2018 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS Stamp Releases in February 2018
Stamp releases for February 2018 include: Bioluminescent Life (10 stamp designs) and the U.S. Flag!.

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USPS Postage Stamp Releases for February 2018

Look What's New! January 2018 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS Stamp Releases in January 2018
Stamp releases for January 2018 include: Year of the Dog Forever Stamp, Love Flourishes Forever Stamp, Meyer Lemons 2¢ stamp, Sleeping Bear Dunes Priority Mail Express Stamp (shown left), Byodo-In Temple Priority Mail Stamp, and the Lena Horne Forever Stamp.

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USPS Postage Stamp Releases for January 2018

Look What's New! December 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

December, 2017 - Revisiting the Titanic in Film and On Stamps
The re-release of the epic Titanic film for a week in early December 2017 has sparked renewed interest in the tragic event. This also takes us back to the theme of the Titanic as it has been told on stamps.

On the occassion of the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of what was believed to be an indestructable vessel, we carried in Mekeel’s & STAMPS . . .

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Preview the 2018 Stamp Issues from the USPS
Check out the preliminary subjects/stamp designs for issue in 2018. For starters here are some of the stamp topics currently covered in this coming year's new stamp issues: Bioluminescent Life, Magic, STEM Education, Sally Ride, Mister Rogers, O Beautiful (shown left - 1 of 10 O Beautiful Stamps), Dragons, World War I: Turning of the Tide and much more.

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Christmas Carols Stamp - All is calm, All is bright.

2017 Holiday / Winter Stamps available at your United States Post Office
Bring in the spirit of the season by placing a Holiday / Winter stamp on your envelopes from your local post office.

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Look What's New! November 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

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The USPS Stamp release for - November 2017!
The latest United States semipostal stamp is a fund raiser to fight Alzheimer’s. This dreaded neurodegenerative disease has evaded all attempts to find a cure or even a significant reduction in the rate and amount of deterioration, as government agencies and pharmaceutical companies around the world have spent billions on failed attempts.

The stamp will be sold at 11¢ over the First Class rate, which would mean it will be priced at 60¢ when it is issued. The money raised will be . . .

Continue reading "Alzheimer's".

Look What's New! October 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

U.S. Mint and Used Sales!
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Hockey Stamps, USPS History of Hockey Stamps 2017, Joint Hockey stamp issue with Canada

USPS Stamp releases for - October 2017!
Stamp releases for October include Snowy Day (4 stamp designs), Christmas Carols (4 stamp designs), African American Museum, and History of Hockey (2 stamp designs). Click to see these stamps and other stamp releases for 2017!

Snow Day Forever Stamps, Christmas Carol Stamps, African American Musem Stamp.

Look What's New! September 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

Father Hesburgh Stamp 2017 USPS

USPS Stamp release for - September 2017!
The stamp release for September is the Father Theodore Hesburgh Forever stamp.

This stamp commemorates the birth centennial on May 25, 1917 of Theodore M. Hesburgh. The stamp features an oil-on-panel painting of Father Hesburgh standing on the University of Notre Dame campus, where he served as president for 35 years. Beyond his leadership of Notre Dame, Father Hesburgh served his nation as a long-time member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Starting in 1957, he . . .

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Look What's New! August 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS Disney Villains Stamps, Peter Pan - Captain Hook Stamp

USPS Stamps releases for - August 2017!
Stamp releases for August include: Protect Pollinators Forever stamps (5 designs), Azulillo Forever Stamped Card, and Flowers From The Garden Forever Stamps (4 designs).

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USPS August Stamp Releases 2017

Look What's New! July 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS Disney Villains Stamps, Peter Pan - Captain Hook Stamp

USPS Stamps releases for - July 2017!
Stamp releases for July include Andrew Wyeth Forever stamps (12 designs), Disney Villains Forever stamps (10 designs), and Sharks Forever Stamps (5 designs).

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USPS July Stamp Releases 2017

Look What's New! June 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS Celebration Boutonniere Forever Stamp 2017

USPS Total Solar Eclipse Forever Stamp release date - June 20, 2017!
On August 21 the U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse that will travel a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina. On June 20 the USPS will issue a stamp that will celebrate that event in a first for U.S. stamp issues. That innovation will be the use of a thermochromic ink so that using the body heat of your thumb or fingers and rubbing the eclipse image you will reveal an . . .

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Get 'Em While You Can? NO RUSH! (Updated June 9, 2017)

After announcing in the May 25 Postal Bulletin that, effective July 1, the Inverted Jenny Souvenir Sheets would be taken off sale, in the June 8 Postal Bulletin the Postal People declared that will not be the case and that they will continue to be available at Post Offices & other outlets, including philatelic centers. That will include any undiscovered Un-Invert “errors” that currently go for more than $50,000 each.

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Look What's New! May 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS Celebration Boutonniere Forever Stamp 2017

USPS stamp releases for late April and early May 2017!
The U.S. Postal Service releases for late April and early May are the Delicioso Forever Stamps, Green Succulent Forever Stamp (Global International, One Ounce Rate Forever Stamp), Celebration Corsage Two Ounce Stamp, Celebration Boutonniere Forever Stamp, and Strawberries 3-cent Stamp.

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USPS Stamps 2017 - Strawberries Stamp, Corsage Stamp, Boutonniere Stamp, Green Succulent Stamp, Delicioso Stamps

Look What's New! April 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

John F. Kennedy Forever Stamp

Robert Panara non-denominated (70¢) Two Ounce Stamp - Release date April 11

The 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series honors Robert Panara, an influential teacher and a pioneer in the field of deaf studies. During his 40-year teaching career, Panara inspired generations of students with his powerful use of American Sign Language. He taught at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. for nearly 20 years and at the . . .

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Look What's New! March 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

John F. Kennedy Forever Stamp

USPS recent stamp releases for late February and early March 2017!
The U.S. Postal Service released the John F. Kennedy Stamp, Patriotic Non-Denominated Non-Profit Stamp, Oscar de la Renta Stamp, Uncle Sam's Hat Stamp, Grapes Stamp, and Nebraska Statehood Stamp!
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USPS Stamps - Patriotic Non-Denominated Non-Profit Stamp, Oscar de la Renta Stamp, Uncle Sam's Hat Stamp, John F. Kennedy Stamp, Grapes Stamp, Nebraska Statehood Stamp

Look What's New! February 2017 on StampNewsNow.com!

USPS Love Skywriting forever stamp, 2017

USPS recent stamp releases for January and early February!
The U.S. Postal Service releases Love Skywriting Forever Stamp (shown left), Dorothy Height Forever Stamp, Seashells Postcard Stamps, U.S. Flag Forever Stamps, and Lili‘uokalani Gardens $6.65 Priority Mail Stamp!
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USPS Stamps - Dorothy Height, Seashells, US Flag, Lili‘uokalani Gardens, Gateway Arch

Building A Valentine's Day Stamp Collection, Early Valentine Covers and more . . .
Valentine's Day! Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Click for articles: Building A Valentine's Day Collection, Recent Worldwide Valentine Stamps, Love Friendship and Beyond, Valentine's and Fairies, Love, American Style, "Spread the Love" With Valentine Postmarks