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What Is a First Day Cover?

Simply put, first day covers are stamps that were cancelled on the very first day they were released by the United States Postal Service to the general public. First day covers are very popular among stamp collectors because they can be difficult to find, and they are also quite valuable. Here at County Stamp Center, [...]

New Issue Stamps Commemorate History-Making Leaders

From beloved historical figures to current politicians, we have new issue stamps to commemorate ground-breaking, history-making leaders from around the world. Here’s a sampling of some of the best new stamps featuring cultural and political figures: John F. Kennedy Countries all over the globe have marked the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination with intriguing tribute [...]

Remembering Robin Williams and Celebrating Comedy with Collectible Stamps

Everyone loves to laugh, and when an entertainer has a knack for comedy, that person leaves a legacy behind that we’ll never forget. Robin Williams was that type of performer, and just a few weeks ago, the world mourned the loss of one of its best-loved comedians. Robin left his mark on the world with movies [...]

Honor The King Of Rock And Roll With New Issue Stamps

If you’re an Elvis fan, or you know someone who is, you know how great it is to receive any type of Elvis memorabilia to add to your collection. Our new issue stamps are a great way to help the memory of the King of Rock and Roll live on, and we have many different [...]

Celebrate An American Icon – Marilyn Monroe

When Norma Jean Mortenson made her way into the world back on June 1, 1926, her parents had no idea that a legend had just been born. Now you can relive the magic of Marilyn Monroe through one of our most popular stamp collections. It was a difficult childhood for Norma Jean, and she was [...]

Greta Garbo Postage Stamps

Greta Garbo was born in Stockholm, Sweden but thanks to her incredible acting ability she was considered to be America’s sweetheart by all accounts.  Despite her intriguing acting ability and four Academy Award nominations, Greta Garbo stopped acting at the young age of 36 after a box office flop.  She then chose to live a [...]

Judy Garland Still A Hit In 2006 Part II Of II

Continuing from Wednesday… The Judy Garland postage stamp was dedicated at New York’s Carnegie Hall on what would have been Garland’s 84th birthday.  Carnegie Hall being used as the dedication venue was significant because it was there that Garland performed her 1961 concert which was, and still is, considered “the greatest night in show business [...]

Judy Garland Still A Hit In 2006 Part I Of II

In June of 2006, one of the most amazing singers/actresses of all times, Judy Garland was honored by the United States Postal Service with a 39 cent postage stamp.  She became the 12th honoree in the Legends of Hollywood stamp series. The picture on the stamp is based on a publicity photo from the film A [...]

Giddy Up – The Cowboys Have Arrived

Four Hollywood legends of the silver screen, who have long since ridden off into the proverbial sunset, took center stage again this past April.  Gene Autry, William S. Hart, Tom Mix and Roy Rogers were chosen by the United States Postal Service to be the face of the “Cowboys of the Silver Screen” postage stamps.  [...]

Which United States Postage Stamp Is The Most Popular?

Someone asked me recently if I knew which United States postage stamp was the best selling stamp.  From all of the information I could find, Elvis Presley still remains as the king of postage stamps! In 1993, the USPS issued a 29 cent commemorative postage stamp featuring the iconic singer.  What sets this stamp apart [...]