Auctions

09/25/2017

Schuyler Rumsey presenting Sescal auction Oct. 13-15 near Los Angeles

The Schuyler Rumsey public auction will take place live at Sescal during the stamp show in Ontario, Calif., east of Los Angeles.

US Stamps

09/24/2017

Contestants tackle ‘Jeopardy!’ stamp category

Titled “Stamping Philately,” the category made its appearance in the first round of the Sept. 18 episode.

World Stamps

09/24/2017

Australian Antarctic Territory stamps recount story of Macquarie Island

Macquarie Island was politically part of Tasmania beginning in 1900, and became a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978.

World Stamps

09/23/2017

Royal Mail to issue three booklets featuring its 2017 Star Wars stamps

One of the booklets will be issued on the same date as the stamps, Oct. 21. The other two are slated for release on Dec. 14

US Stamps

09/23/2017

Testimony concludes in Lady Liberty stamp trial; decision months away

After an eight-day trial, the judge declared Sept. 20 that testimony had ended in Las Vegas sculptor Robert S. Davidson’s claim.

US Stamps

09/23/2017

Can you spot the red fibers in this 1995 Space Shuttle Express Mail stamp?

The fibers vary in length and were added randomly to the pulp during the manufacturing process.

World Stamps

09/22/2017

Cats purr-fect for Canada Post latest children’s semipostals

Canada Post first issued semipostal stamps in 1974-76, when a dozen helped fund the 21st Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec.

World Stamps

09/22/2017

First Canada-India joint issue celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights

The five-day Diwali festival, which falls on Oct. 19 this year, celebrates the triumph of light over darkness.

World Stamps

09/22/2017

A macabre device for preserving corpses, down a philatelic rabbit hole: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Oct. 9 issue: Tony Wawrukiewicz explores how a U.S. Post Office Department form was used to document return of other than first-class mail.

US Stamps

09/22/2017

45 years and counting: Linn’s and Scott embrace print, explore digital opportunities

Donna Houseman reviews how the new millennium brought even more changes to Linn’s and the Scott catalogs.

US Stamps

09/22/2017

A valuable Presidential stamp, Paris issues 2024 Olympics stamp: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we come across some European stamps that were pulled from sale because they were missing the country's name.

US Stamps

09/21/2017

Tell us what Christopher Columbus is pointing at on this 1992 stamp honoring his voyages

The important thing is to use your sense of humor, because entries with a humorous twist have the best chance of winning a prize.

Postal Updates

09/21/2017

Date meets ZIP in five Southern California postmarks in September

This week there are five Southern California post offices listed that are having fun with concept of “Date meets ZIP.”

US Stamps

09/20/2017

Have you come across plate blocks with no plate numbers?

John Hotchner receives the following question a couple of times a year: “I have a plate block but it has no plate number. How come? Is this valuable?”