US Stamps

03/22/2017

Computer-vended postage stamp inverts fun to collect

What happens when the paper is loaded into the machine the wrong way? You end up with some nifty computer-vended stamp inverts.

World Stamps

03/22/2017

Born March 22: William Shatner

The Canadian-born star of the the 1960s TV series Star Trek returned to the role of Captain Kirk for a successful series of Star Trek feature films.

Postal Updates

03/21/2017

Stamp show cancel from Arcadia, Ohio, commemorates Amelia Earhart

The stamp design, based on a black-and-white photograph, shows Earhart standing in front of her Lockheed Electra airplane, the same plane that would disappear without a trace on July 2, 1937.

US Stamps

03/21/2017

Siegel to sell APRL Jenny Invert stamp recovered in 2016

One of two 24¢ Jenny Invert error stamps owned by the American Philatelic Research Library will be auctioned by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries.

World Stamps

03/21/2017

Three-way joint issue honors 50th wedding anniversary of Denmark’s royal couple

Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland will participate in a three-way joint issue in May to celebrate the golden wedding anniversary of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik

World Stamps

03/21/2017

Born March 21: Benito Juarez

An orphan at age 3, Benito Juarez rose to become chief justice of Mexico's Supreme Court, and then served as president for more than a decade.

US Stamps

03/20/2017

When a cancel becomes a crime against stamp collecting

The USPS has done some work to educate its staff that collectors are important to the organization as a source of revenue — but obviously not enough.

World Stamps

03/20/2017

A bouquet of spring and summer flowers bloom on recent stamps

In preparation for spring, several postal administrations issued stamps in February and March depicting flowers.

US Stamps

03/20/2017

What the USPS is citing as the culprit for poor Classics Forever centering

During the months after their June 2016 issue, Linn’s began taking notice of the centering of the Classics Forever stamps.

US Stamps

03/20/2017

Born March 20: Charles W. Eliot

As president of Harvard University for 40 years, Charles W. Eliot advanced higher education at the dawn of the 20th century.

US Stamps

03/19/2017

When the Post Office got into the banking business, these elusive stamps were in use

In a 2015 column, we tipped the 1¢ dark violet Official mail postal savings stamp. It’s time to tip that stamp again.

US Stamps

03/19/2017

Two prominent collectors, recently deceased, had strong connections to Linn’s and Scott

The stamp hobby lost two important collectors in recent weeks: postal stationery researcher and collector Charles A. Fricke, and former United States Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin Bailar.

World Stamps

03/19/2017

The many collectible ‘nonstamp stamps’ of Great Britain: Stamp Collecting Basics

If you collect stamps from Great Britain, you may have stumbled upon attractive stamps that you cannot find listed in stamp catalogs.

US Stamps

03/19/2017

Born March 19: William Jennings Bryan

William Jennings Bryan was the Democratic nominee for president in three elections. He later served as Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson.