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August 29, 2009

Another new photonetstamp has come to my attention. This new variety has yellow tagging instead of the previous pink tagging. Aside from the change in the color of the tagging, this new variety appears identical to that which was previously available. According to a well-informed collector, these first became available around the end of 2007.

These are on offer at the following link.
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August 22, 2009

A while back, 2 tagging varieties appeared on the Sennett Forever convertible booklets of 20, specifically:

Scott 4127a "2007" year-date from Sennett, smooth tagging. This variety was quite difficult to find at the time. The "normal" variety Scott 4127e has mottled tagging, and is much more common.

Scott 4127i "2008" year-date, also from Sennett, with smooth tagging on the 8-stamp side and mottled tagging on the 12-stamp side. This variety is also difficult to find, but has not risen in price to the same extent. The "normal" variety with smooth tagging is much more common.

You'll find both these tagging varieties on offer at the following link.




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August 16, 2009

8 New APC-package stamps have appeared. According to a well-informed collector, these first became available on June 30, 2009. These new types have a 4-digit "distribution code" 0002, 0004, 0006, or 0007 at the far right of the "ship to" line. The inscriptions which incorporate this distribution code include:
PARCELPOST
PRIORITY
PM FR ENV (Priority Mail, Flat-Rate Envelope)
PM SFR BOX (Priority Mail, Small Flat-Rate Box),
PM MFR BOX (Priority Mail, Medium Flat-Rate Box),
PM LFR BOX (Priority Mail, Large Flat-Rate Box),
EXPRESS
EXP FR ENV (Express Mail, Flat-Rate Envelope)

In addition to these, there are 10 new small APC-stamps which also incorporate the 4-digit distribution code with the following inscriptions:
PARCELPOST
PRIORITY
PM FR ENV (Priority Mail, Flat-Rate Envelope)
PM SFR BOX (Priority Mail, Small Flat-Rate Box)
PM MFR BOX (Priority Mail, Medium Flat-Rate Box)
PM LFR BOX (Priority Mail, Large Flat-Rate Box)
EXPRESS
EXP FR ENV (Express Mail, Flat-Rate Envelope)
EXP HOLD (Express Mail, Hold for Pickup)
EXP HLD FR (Express Mail, Flat-Rate Envelope, Hold for Pickup)

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All the First Class Types remained unchanged.

These 10 new small-sized APC-stamps and 8 APC-package stamps are available on my website at the following link.


August 14, 2009

A new "printable postage" stamp was released by endicia.com on January 19, 2009, according to a well-informed collector. (These were previously called "instapostage" stamps.) This new stamp comes in sheets of 24. The sheets are rouletted on the back, so that individual stamps with additional backing paper can be easily removed from the full sheet. One cannot however print individual stamps, once they are removed from the sheet. The stamps can be printed with any of the 7 inscription types currently available from endicia.

These are on offer at the following link.
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August 14, 2009

A new variety of the 17¢ Bighorn Coil has shown up. This new variety shows smooth tagging, whereas the original issue was with mottled tagging. This new variety has the old plate number S11111111.
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August 8, 2009

This news is a little late. Last year on June 5, 2008 a new test APC began operation in Schaumburg, Illinois. This kiosk accepted cash as well as credit cards. One could obtain individual APC-stamps, as well as convertible booklets of 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 stamps. You can see scans of the convertible booklets at the following link.

The individual APC-stamps have rounded corners and are cataloged as CVP78. The APC-stamps from the convertible booklets have square corners and are cataloged as CVP79.

Around the middle of June the stamps were changed to ones with the Statue of Liberty. These will presumably be cataloged as CVP82-83.
This kiosk was shut down on July 31, 2009.

These 4 APC-stamps are available at my website at this link.




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August 8, 2009

Stamps.com has issued 5 new netstamp sets of 4 as well as one new normal netstamp this year. In each sheet of 24 there are 6 of each stamp. In the one normal netstamp, there are 25 stamps in the sheet. The love set appeared around January 15, 2009. According to a well-informed collector, the 4 other sets were issued about July 11, 2009, and the single about April 3, 2009. These are on offer at the following link.
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August 7, 2009

The USPS has issued 2 more new varieties of the Forever convertible booklet from Avery and Ashton Potter. These new varieties have the year-date "2009." The first-day-of-issue was today, August 7, 2009. These are on offer at the following link.
Ashton Potter-
Issue
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Avery
Issue
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August 3, 2009

Another new variety of the 17¢ Bighorn Sheep stamp has shown up. This new variety is printed on prephosphored paper, whereas the prior varieties were apparently overall tagged. This new variety has the plate number V2222, and will be cataloged in Scott as #4138a.
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May 15, 2009

The Forever stamp from Sennett has been re-issued with a gold-colored 2009 year-date in the convertible booklet of 20 today. This sheetlet is on offer at the following link.

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May 11, 2009

There are 4 new APC stamps, namely:

2 fixed-denomination types:

IM... (98¢ international letters to destinations other than Canada or Mexico),
IM... (98¢ international large envelopes to destinations other than Canada or Mexico),

as well as the 2 variable denomination package stamp types:

"PM SFR BOX" und "PM MFR BOX".

These are abbreviations for the "Priority Mail Small Flat-Rate Box" and "Priority Mail Medium Flat-Rate Box". Previously the USPS had been offering only the "Priority Mail Flat-Rate Box" and "Priority Mail Large Flat-Rate Box".

The first 2 types were issued May 11, 2009. A well-informed collector has stated that the "PM SFR BOX" became available on January 18, 2009 and the "PM MFR BOX" on April 23, 2009. The "PM SFR BOX" and "PM MFR BOX" types were no longer available as of June 30, 2009. As of this date, "distribution codes" were added to the stamps.

These 4 new APC-stamps are available on my website at the following link.

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May 7, 2009

The Simpson's issue came out today in convertible booklet and postal card form. What is interesting is the fact that there are 4 differenct back illustrations on the convertible booklets. Apparently there are 25 of each type in each sealed package of 100 convertible booklets. These 4 convertible booklets are on offer at the following link.
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March 1, 2009

The Forever stamp from Sennett has been re-issued in the ATM-sheetlet of 18 on February 24th. This new variety has the "2009" year-date. Otherwise I see no difference between this issue and the latter 2007 issue. This sheetlet is on offer at the following link.

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January, 2009

2 new APC-stamps have been issued on June 20, 2008, according to a well-informed collector, specifically:

"EXP HOLD" and "EXP HLD FR".

The objective here is that express mail packages are held at the recipient's post office, pending pick-up by the recipient. In different situations, this might be advantageous. I believe the postage charges are often (but not always) a bit lower when this service is used.

These new APC-stamps are available at my website at the following link.

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