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.

Postal Updates

02/21/2017

Stamps.com, Zazzle lodge complaints against proposed USPS rules for computer-generated stamps

The proposed rules, if adopted, could adversely affect product sales, including computer-generated stamps, both firms said in the Federal Register.

US Stamps

02/21/2017

Nonprofit USA Star coil stamp of 2017 offers new version of a recent design

The new stamp’s central design is a little smaller than that of the earlier issue, and a blue frame has been added on all sides.

World Stamps

02/21/2017

Born Feb. 21: King Harald V

Norway's King Harald V was born Feb. 21, 1937, near Oslo. He was named king in 1991 following the death of his father, King Olav V.

World Stamps

02/20/2017

Taking a tour of Windsor Castle on new Royal Mail stamps

A set of 10 stamps issued Feb. 15 by Great Britain’s Royal Mail takes a look at Windsor Castle from the inside and the outside.