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Earth Day, Corsages, and Hip Hop, Oh My! Here's a sneak peek of 2020's stamp issues

The United States Postal Service has released its new issues for 2020.

Editor's Note: Our hobby front and center for National Stamp Collecting Month

Some may scoff at the notion of a national month for the hobby. After all, every day is a great day to collect stamps. But the hobby needs a month, so we can share our joy and love; to shatter the false impressions that stamp collecting is past its prime.

Explore an icon with Exploring Stamps: Mercury, god of messages and communication

This week on Exploring Stamps, Graham reaches into his big box of stamps and pulls out: a used 1934 Australian air mail stamp picturing two globes and a mysterious figure with winged sandals.

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About the APS - With members in more than 110 countries, the APS is the largest, non-profit organization for stamp collectors in the world. Founded in 1886, the APS serves collectors, educators, postal historians and the general public by providing a wide variety of programs and services. Our members enjoy access to the one of the world's largest philatelic libraries, a monthly award-winning magazine and safe avenues for buying and selling philatelic materials.

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About the American Philatelic Research Library - The APRL has one of the world's largest and most accessible collections of philatelic literature. Its nearly three miles of shelving contain more than 23,000 book titles and 5,700 journal titles. The APRL Digital Collections include digital versions of resources from the APRL collection, as well as born-digital resources we have permission to share, and contributed content from other sources. The APRL also provides traditional library resources.

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Great American Stamp Show

Hartford, Connecticut | August 20-23, 2020