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Discover China's postal history with Exploring Stamps - and win mint China stamps

To celebrate the APS partnership with Exploring Stamps on Youtube, we're offering our followers and readers a chance to win a beautiful souvenir booklet of mint China stamps. "China Postage Stamps," published Sept. 6, 2019, is an in-depth exploration of China's fascinating postal history, as illustrated by stamps, covers, cancels, and more.


Purple Heart Medal stamps honor the bravery and sacrifice of military servicemen and women

With the 2019 Purple Heart Medal Forever stamp, the Postal Service continues to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who serve in the U.S. military. The Purple Heart is awarded in the name of the president of the United States to members of the military who have been wounded or killed in action.


Spook-tacular stamps will send shivers down your spine this Halloween

Something spooky this way comes . . . the U.S. Postal Service recently announced that the upcoming "Spooky Sihouettes" stamp issues will be released just in time for Halloween, on October 11, 2019.

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