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This article is a compilation of questions from the Internet stamp group rec.collecting.stamps (r.c.s.) relating to stamp prices. More than a dozen sources were used for this summary, which was strongly influenced by my own experiences and knowledge limits. Much of the information given in the r.c.s. answers was based on personal experience, making great anecdotes but little statistically sound analysis. The topic of stamp-market pricing mechanisms might serve as a viable master's degree thesis for an economics major.
Mobile Post Office Society
Mobile Post Office Society (MPOS) was founded in 1950 by a group of philatelists interested in the study of United States Highway Post Offices. It soon expanded to focus on Railway Post Offices, and eventually to the enroute distribution and postmarking of mail all over the world. It is a nonprofit organization, affiliate #64 of the American Philatelic Society.
How the U.S. mail is delivered
Systems at Work leads you through 10 different moments in the nation’s history. Together, they reveal the great changes and striking similarities in the postal system over time—how it works, how it connects people, and its profound importance to the nation.
Sam Houston's Guide to Collecting Duck Stamps
Just what are duck stamps?
The federal duck stamp was created through a wetlands conservation program. President Herbert Hoover signed the Migratory Bird Conservation Act in 1929 to authorize the acquisition and preservation of wetlands as waterfowl habitat.
The law, however, did not provide a permanent source of money to buy and preserve the wetlands. On March 16, 1934, Congress passed, and President Roosevelt signed, the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act. Popularly known as the Duck Stamp Act, the bill's whole purpose was to generate revenue designated fro only one use: acquiring wetlands for what is now known as the National Refuge System.