World Stamps

09/24/2016

USPS not the only postal administration issuing fruit stamps in 2016

By Denise McCarty

The United States Postal Service has issued definitive stamps this year picturing pears, grapes, and apples. Other postal administrations also have featured these fruits on recent stamps.

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World Stamps

09/24/2016

USPS not the only postal administration issuing fruit stamps in 2016

The United States Postal Service has issued definitive stamps this year picturing pears, grapes, and apples. Other postal administrations also have featured these fruits on recent stamps.

World Stamps

09/24/2016

Why so many New Zealand stamps feature lighthouses

Lighthouses serve as important symbols on New Zealand stamps that were made for a particular government department.

US Stamps

09/24/2016

Born Sept. 24: Jim Henson

The creative mind of Jim Henson contributed to the world of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, and left a worldwide legacy of entertainment.

Postal Updates

09/23/2016

Remembering World War II with a new postmark

An event in Tennessee that includes public battle and encampment re-enactments and other 1940s-era activities now has a postmark.

World Stamps

09/23/2016

Stamp to look for from 51 years’ worth of Spanish Sahara issues: Tip of the Week

Although they were never as widely collected as British and French colonial issues, Spanish colonies have an active and dedicated following.

World Stamps

09/23/2016

Canada Post unveils stamps honoring six NHL forwards

Canada Post on Sept. 23 unveiled six stamps and a souvenir sheet honoring six great Canadian hockey forwards.

World Stamps

09/23/2016

Revisiting the splendid philatelic sites in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei

Wayne Chen recently returned to his birthplace in Taiwan and revisited some of his favorite philatelic destinations in the capital city of Taipei. He discovered some new places as well.

Postal Updates

09/23/2016

USPS sees delayed mail spike, Canada’s 2017 commemoratives revealed: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, readers enjoyed a preview of an upcoming stamp auction, and the USPS revealed some 2017 stamp subjects.

US Stamps

09/23/2016

Born Sept. 23: John Coltrane

One of the most respected musicians in the world, saxophonist John Coltrane created jazz masterpieces treasured as classics more than 50 years later.

US Stamps

09/22/2016

Where you can see the anthrax letters sent to senators in 2001: Editor’s Insights

The nation was reeling from the 9-11 attacks when terrorists used the U.S. Mail to send letters containing deadly brown anthrax granules.

US Stamps

09/22/2016

Washington is the subject of many stamps, and his home of one particularly valuable envelope

It is one of the six envelopes that comprise a set honoring the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.

US Stamps

09/22/2016

Three U.S. holiday stamps rescheduled

The first-day ceremonies for three holiday stamps have all been rescheduled, and will take place on new dates and in new locations.

US Stamps

09/22/2016

Give this Curious George stamp a caption

Channel your grade-school self and think about what George might be thinking or saying to the rabbit or the Man in the Yellow Hat.

World Stamps

09/22/2016

Born Sept. 22: Michael Faraday

A pioneer in the field of electromagnetic field theory, English scientist Michael Faraday was commemorated on a British stamp in 1991 to mark his birth bicentennial.