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  • Collectible stamps: Grills

    We’ve talked about the most famous American postage stamp.  But the Inverted Jenny, though highly valuable, is not the rarest.  That honor belongs to the stamp known as the Z Grill. In the stamp world, a grill is a pattern of indentations pressed into the paper.  These indentations serve two purposes: first, they allow the more »

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    The Postal History of the United States. Part Four: New Competitors

    In 1919, a parcel shipping company from Seattle branched out to Oakland, California, and adopted a new name.  By 1930, the United Parcel Service would be delivering packages across the country, the same year it adopted the color brown for its delivery trucks.  Today UPS is a household name, a company that has its own more »