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Holiday Social

December 17

Boston 2026

Click on above box to get information about third in series of limited edition Boston 2026 show promotional labels created by stamp designer Chris Calle.

From the APS

SAVE TODAY with a Digital Membership


Did you know that you can join the APS as a digital member for just $35? Beginning this month, Digital Membership with the APS (previously called Online Membership) is just $35 per year — no matter where you live!  Click HERE to download more details.

Introducing StampEd


The APS is proud to announce our plans to launch a new (and free) digital magazine: StampEd. This quarterly publication, debuting in February 2024, will invite the digital generation to connect with stamp collecting in new and exciting ways through thoughtful articles and born-digital content. Regular columns will include Stamp Apprentice, focusing on stamp collecting basics; The Gallery, highlighting stamp artists; and Screentime, which will introduce readers to digital philatelists, creators, and communities.


StampEd is not just a magazine, it will also become a community for the next generation of collectors,” said APS Executive Director Scott English. “If we’re serious about growing the hobby, we have to go meet these collectors where they are and stop waiting for them to come to us.”


The team behind The American Philatelist — Editor-in-Chief Susanna Mills, Senior Editor Jeff Stage, and Graphic Designer Chad Cowder — will also head up production of the new magazine.


Want to pitch an article for a future issue? Email

New Postal Rates

NEW U.S. Postal Rates in Effect

The USPS announced the following new postal rates effective July 9:

First-Class Mail Letters (1 oz)              .66

First-Class Mail Letters (2 oz)              .90

Domestic Postcards                             .51

First-Class International Ltrs (1 oz)  $1.50

First-Class International Pcards       $1.50

Go to to more rate info.

Click HERE to go to Gallery and view slideshow of

RoaPEx 2023 Fall Stamp Show

For information about Area Stamp Shows Click HERE.

Missed the RoaPEx Fall 2023 Stamp Show?  You can order the show cachet covers while supply lasts.

Click HERE for details.

To view

2022 Holiday Social

photos click HERE.

Past RoaPEx show covers For Sale while supply lasts. Order today.

Click HERE for details.

U.S. New Issue Stamps

Most Recent U.S. Stamp Issues and Date of Issue



Postal Bulletin 22630

Snow Globes


Postal Bulletin 22630

Winter Wonderland Animals


Postal Bulletin 22632

From th ATA

"Boston Connection" Contest


Topical collectors, here’s the perfect contest for you to show your skills! Please read on for information about a topical contest sponsored by the Boston 2026 International Stamp Show committee. We are counting on an ATA member to win this one!

Boston 2026 World Expo is pleased to announce details of its first in a series of contests open to ALL stamp collectors.

Dawn Hamman, American Topical Association President, ended an email to Boston 2026 officers by writing, “There are a lot of good topics related to Boston!” How right she is!

Here’s where the fun starts and we invite philatelists around the world to participate. How many stamps can you find that relate to Boston in some way? Feel free to look beyond just U.S. stamp issues, as several countries have also honored the people, places, events and other things that make Boston such an historic and memorable locale.

For contest rules and instructions click HERE and scroll down to "Boston Connection Contest".  Let's see BLSC members be among the three winners.

Big Lick Stamp Club is a Proud Member of the

American Philatelic Society

American Topical Association

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