World Stamps

03/27/2017

Despite political changes, Norfolk Island’s attractive stamps continue

Norfolk Island’s first stamps (Scott 1-12) were issued June 10, 1947, and depict the famous Norfolk Island pine trees and a view of Ball Bay.

US Stamps

03/27/2017

Delicioso, Thoreau ceremony details revealed

Ceremony details for the Delicioso set of six and the single Henry David Thoreau commemorative stamp include events that are open to the public.

Postal Updates

03/27/2017

Garfield-Perry unofficial first-day cancel for new 10¢ Red Pears stamp

A new variety of the 10¢ Red Pears definitive stamp was issued March 23 with a first-day ceremony at the March Party stamp show in Cleveland, Ohio.

US Stamps

03/27/2017

Born March 27: Sarah Vaughan

Jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan was honored in 2016 on the seventh and most recent stamp in the United States Music Icons commemorative stamp series.

World Stamps

03/26/2017

Canada, France honor Battle of Vimy Ridge with joint issue

The designs of the stamps and souvenir sheets in this issue feature the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.

US Stamps

03/26/2017

Tell us what the Supreme Court might be thinking about these days

For the April cartoon caption contest, John Hotchner gives you a shot at donning the judge’s robes as a representative of the judicial branch.

World Stamps

03/26/2017

Born March 26: Leonard Nimoy

Actor Leonard Nimoy portrayed one of the most recognizable characters on American television: Science Officer Spock from Star Trek.

US Stamps

03/25/2017

Philippines stamps overprinted ‘Guam Guard Mail’ worth pursuing

On April 8, 1930, the military governor of Guam initiated local mail delivery with stamps of the Philippines overprinted “Guam Guard Mail.”

US Stamps

03/25/2017

When postage due stamps mean postage due hasn’t been collected

Tony Wawrukiewicz is studying how United States postage due stamps have been used since they were introduced in 1879.

World Stamps

03/25/2017

Born March 25: Elton John

One of the most famous musicians of the 20th century, Elton John has been honored for his popular recordings, film scores, and Broadway musicals.

US Stamps

03/24/2017

Did this ‘Bottle Mail’ cover have a close encounter with Hurricane Carol?

The progression of events recorded on the “Bottle Mail” cover is not entirely clear, but the hurricane to which it refers was frighteningly real.

US Stamps

03/24/2017

Sextet of stamps serves up ‘delicioso’ foods from Caribbean, south of the border

The Delicioso set of six nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps shows illustrations depicting tamales, flan, sancoho, empanadas, chile relleno, and ceviche.

Postal Updates

03/24/2017

U.S. Postal Service pushing PRC to lift 10-year cap on stamp price increases

The price cap has proven not to be enough to keep the nation’s mail system from running huge deficits, the USPS said in a March 20 filing with the PRC.

US Stamps

03/24/2017

Two new U.S. stamps in the works

The United States Postal Service will issue its new global forever stamp and a 3¢ Strawberries coil stamp during the opening days of two stamp shows.