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$500 million burglary nets stamps and calligraphy in Hong Kong

Fpo - A brazen Hong Kong burglar made off with a collection of stamps and calligraphy worth a reported $500 million in a daylight heist, a police source said Wednesday.

AFP journalist Kate Webb featured on Australian stamp

Sydney - A crusading Agence France-Presse correspondent who enjoyed a storied career covering wars and other historic events has been commemorated on an Australian stamp.

11 jailed in Spain stamp scam, one of country's 'biggest frauds'

Madrid - Spain's top criminal court said Wednesday it had sentenced 11 former executives of stamp firm Afinsa to up to 12 years in jail for their role in a vast scam that ruined thousands of savers.

U.S. Postal Service has to lower prices — But there's a price

Washington - Now for something completely different; the cost to mail a letter is going down in the United States. Yes, prices going down — you heard that right.

Canada unveils Franklin expedition commemorative stamp and coin

Halifax - A special ceremony took place on July 22 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There, Sir John Franklin's search for the Northwest Passage in 1845 was commemorated with the issuing of two stamps and a $20 commemorative coin.

Elvis Presley honored with new Music Icons stamp

Even though Elvis Presley already had a stamp produced in his honor, there is another one on the way. Today, the United States Post Office revealed the next stamp.

Op-Ed: DNA on old stamp identifies girl's murderer

DNA testing for genetic material on the back of a stamp has once again provided a crucial piece of evidence in solving tough criminal cases.

Wife allegedly uses rare stamps to pay hit man to kill husband

New York - A Manhattan woman is accused of allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband. She reportedly didn't have money to pay for the deadly deed, but wanted to exchange rare stamps and jewelry worth $60,000.

USPS raises stamp prices to 46 cents effective Sunday

This week the USPS raised stamp prices to 46 cents. The agency's intention to increase postage had been announced last October.

USPS to increase postage stamps by 1-cent next year

The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced yesterday that postage stamps will increase by 1-cent. The new price will take effect early next year.

US Post Office issues stamp with wrong Statue of Liberty printed

A new stamp issued by the US postal service meant to depict Lady Liberty in fact features a replica which is mounted outside New York Hotel in Las Vegas.

Denmark offers postal users text messaging instead of stamps

People in Denmark who are stuck for a postage stamp have been offered a text messaging service where they can purchase a stamp by SMS.

Monarch’s head likely to remain on UK stamps after privatization

The head of the British monarch is likely to remain on postage stamps after Royal Mail is sold off to the private sector, even if it goes to a foreign company.

'The Simpsons' to be featured on U.S. postage stamps

The characters from “The Simpsons” TV show will be featured in new stamps to be released on April 9. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is honoring the 20th anniversary of the program.

Op-Ed: U.S. Postal Service to Get Another Two-cents Worth in May

If the U.S. Postal Service keeps raising the price of a stamp to send snail mail letters, we’ll be back to the future and paying $5 per letter as we did back in the days of the Pony Express.

U.S. Stamps Going Up 2 Cents In May

Mailing a letter the snail way will cost 2 cents more in May. First class stamps in the United States will cost 44 cents starting May 11. You can still stock up on the current 42 cent variety though until that date.

Australia Honours Four Of Its Own Actors With A Stamp Of Approval

Australia is planning on honouring its Hollywood gold with postage stamps. Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush have been named the 2009 Australia Post Australian Legends.

Fasten Your Seat Belts, Bette's Back To Stamp Her Mark On Our Mail

Celebrating an actress's 100th birthday, America pays tribute to a legend and perhaps the one and only true Hollywood femme fatal: Bette Davis appears on her very oon commemorative stamp

Britain to Issue Harry Potter Stamps

Great Britain's Royal Mail will issue Harry Potter Stamps in celebration of JK Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" release.

No Money for Stamps? An Advertiser is Happy to Help

Netherlands advertising companies will send your mail for free within the country with postage free envelopes and ads at the back of the mail.

Beatles Stamps

The Beatles are to appear on a set of stamps featuring images of their most famous album covers.

'Love Is In The Mail': New U.S. Stamps Will Debut Aug. 16

WASHINGTON - Hearts across America will be set a-flutter by two new additions to the Love stamp series to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamps will debut Aug.16 during the American Philatelic Society (APS) STAMPSHOW 2002, which runs from Au...

Stamp Issued To Honor September 11 Rescue Workers

NEW YORK (voa) - The United States Postal Service has issued a new stamp Friday in honor of the rescue workers called to action on September 11. The proceeds of the stamp will go to relatives of emergency workers killed or disabled in the terrorist att...

New Canadian Stamp Honors Trudeau

MONTREAL — Canada launched a new postage stamp Tuesday honoring Pierre Trudeau, the former prime minister who died of cancer last year. Trudeau's son Justin, 29, joked at the ceremony that the stamp means ``a lot of people will have the opportunity..

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The two stamps will be issued on August 4  2015
The two stamps will be issued on August 4, 2015
Canada Post
An interesting old postage stamp from Canada.
An interesting old postage stamp from Canada.
Doris Anne Beaulieu
Love stamps are here.
Love stamps are here.
The Richpex 2016 stamp show and auction is going on in Burnaby  B.C. this weekend.
The Richpex 2016 stamp show and auction is going on in Burnaby, B.C. this weekend.
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