World Stamps

02/25/2017

Longtime collector’s No. 1 tip to prospective stamp exhibitors: enjoy yourself

Have you ever considered exhibiting your collection? If so, Donna Houseman has the book for you.

World Stamps

02/25/2017

Born Feb. 25: Anthony Burgess

British-born writer Anthony Burgess is best known for his 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, but he wrote dozens of other fiction and nonfiction books.

US Stamps

02/24/2017

Sleuthing out the tantalizing origins of a waterlogged 1929 CAM 25 cover

Nice finds are made in stamp show junk boxes. So it shouldn't be a surprise this waterlogged cover is more than something salvaged from a damp basement.

US Stamps

02/24/2017

Mystery solved: Readers explain ‘Remember S-D Day’ label

What is SD Day? Thirty-five Linn’s readers responded to that question posed by John Hotchner after he came across a label promoting it.

US Stamps

02/24/2017

Counterfeit United States 2014 Flag and Fireworks coil stamps have surfaced

On March 3, 2014, the Flag and Fireworks stamp was issued. It didn’t take counterfeiters long to start cranking out realistic fakes.

US Stamps

02/24/2017

Explaining the $1 black violet Eugene O’Neill stamp, seeing Hillary as president on Liberia sheet: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we looked at the market for Amelia Earhart stamps 80 years after the famed pilot's disappearance.

US Stamps

02/24/2017

Born Feb. 24: Gen. John Burgoyne

Following his success against the Continental Army in Quebec, Gen. John Burgoyne was forced to surrender to Gen. Horatio Gates at Saratoga in 1777.

Postal Updates

02/23/2017

Australia Post boss resigns weeks after his $4.4 million salary was revealed

"He said his departure has nothing to do with outrage over his salary, but rather because he has finished the job he set out to do."

US Stamps

02/23/2017

A set of Philippines overprints that is a great buy at Scott value

The stamps commemorated the arrival of the London-Orient flight of a squadron of British seaplanes. Only 6,000 complete sets of the stamps were issued.

Postal Updates

02/23/2017

Benjamin Franklin Bailar, 1934-2017

Mr. Bailar served as the 61st postmaster general for the USPS and enjoyed collecting U.S. stamps depicting his namesake, Benjamin Franklin.

World Stamps

02/23/2017

Born Feb. 23: George Frideric Handel

German-born Baroque-era composer George Frideric Handel established his home in Great Britain, and has been honored on stamps worldwide.

US Stamps

02/22/2017

The story behind a postal card offering a reward for a missing wife

Postal cards publicizing missing horses and stolen cars are nothing too far out of the ordinary. But a missing wife? That's unusual.

World Stamps

02/22/2017

Born Feb. 22: Frederic Chopin

Polish-born composer and pianist Frederic Chopin found international, lasting acclaim after he moved to Paris, though he died at just 39 years of age.

US Stamps

02/21/2017

When new Depression-era WPA poster art stamps will debut

The Work Projects Administration employed some eight and a half million people, with some constructing and repairing roads, bridges, and airports.