US Stamps

07/27/2017

Put yourself under Charlie Brown’s winter hat and tell us what he might be thinking about

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

World Stamps

07/27/2017

United Nations continues World Heritage series with ‘Along the Silk Roads’

A section of the Silk Roads was inscribed as a cultural heritage site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2014.

US Stamps

07/26/2017

This Hawaiian 1864 Numeral stamp is a solid buy at Scott catalog value

The market for Hawaiian stamps in unused original gum condition and grades of very fine or better is perpetually strong. Even the more common and less expensive issues are in general demand.

US Stamps

07/26/2017

Linn’s reader offers promising explanation for 1858 ‘Northern Protest’ cover from Troy, N.Y.

The most promising explanation comes from Linn’s reader Rich Howell, who suggested the ‘Northern Protest’ label might be related to a suffrage convention.

World Stamps

07/25/2017

Australia Post depicts dragonflies on Stamp Collecting Month issue

Australia Post introduced its Stamp Collecting Month in 1993, and has issued stamps each year with a special theme that appeals to children and is educational as well.

World Stamps

07/24/2017

Say Cheese! Four European countries feature the delectable dairy product on stamps

A new stamp from Lithuania honors cheese as part of its culinary heritage. Recent stamps of Austria, Germany and France also feature cheese.

Postal Updates

07/23/2017

Post office counter display magnet shows preliminary design for Hot Rods stamp

For some reason, the USPS chose to show a preliminary design on the magnet rather than the stamp design as issued.

World Stamps

07/23/2017

‘Howards End’ star Sam West has soft spot for Great Britain’s 1867 Two Shilling Blue

Sam West, who starred in the acclaimed 1992 film Howards End, is an avid stamp collector, reports the Financial Times.

Postal Updates

07/22/2017

Eclipse postmarks will be visible long after the total solar eclipse has passed

The Jefferson City post office is planning to participate with a booth set up outside the main post office downtown. Along with selling stamps, the post office is offering an Aug. 21 postmark showing the sun in eclipse and the dome of the Missouri state capitol.

US Stamps

07/22/2017

Can you add to this list of state-related stamp handbooks?

John Hotchner believes that this is one of many good methods to put stamp collecting before potential collectors, and he’d like to see more of this done in ways that tickle pre-existing interests.

World Stamps

07/21/2017

A look at a few of the hundreds of stamp blogs that can be found on the internet

A blog, short for web log, doesn’t usually provide as much information as a standard website, but can be a source of fascinating stamp details.

World Stamps

07/21/2017

Spanning bridges in China, 16 months of Canary Islands airmail stamps, and a 2012 U.S. stamp tip: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

Also in our Aug. 7 issue, Stamp Collecting Basics columnist Janet Klug artfully reviews the 16-month history of Canary Islands airmail stamps. All 53 stamps, she reports, are “budget friendly.”

World Stamps

07/21/2017

Media focuses on North Korea’s anti-American stamps; Fox quotes Scott editor Frankevicz

North Korea’s latest anti-American stamps received wide media attention, with news outlets from CNN to Fox News reporting on them.

US Stamps

07/21/2017

USPS Pollinator stamps, new National Postal Museum director: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, recent French stamps celebrate the 200th anniversaries of three inventions: artificial cement, a forerunner of the bicycle, and the kaleidoscope.