US Stamps

09/20/2017

Have you come across plate blocks with no plate numbers?

John Hotchner receives the following question a couple of times a year: “I have a plate block but it has no plate number. How come? Is this valuable?”

US Stamps

09/20/2017

The subtle feature of this $1 Woodrow Wilson stamp makes it worth the hunt

Henry Gitner and Rick Miller last tipped this stamp in the Nov. 29, 2010, Stamp Market Tips. It is time to revisit it.

US Stamps

09/19/2017

Banned authors exhibit at Spellman museum

The authors include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Jack London, James Joyce, and many others.

Auctions

09/18/2017

Kelleher to serve up ‘Best’ Canal Zone, Cutler Ryukyu collections

The Stanley Cutler Ryukyus collection offers stamps and error varieties, postal history, essays and proofs, revenues, and much more.

Postal Updates

09/17/2017

A 17th-century Massachusetts windmill gets a postmark

Each year on the weekend after Labor Day, the Eastham Windmill Weekend offers a parade, craft show, road race, vehicle show, cookouts, and much more.

World Stamps

09/17/2017

‘Special Delivery’ attractively presents historic aspects of mail service

A handsome new coffee-table book on the subject of America’s postal system and more debuted in 2016.

US Stamps

09/16/2017

45 years and counting: a brief history of Amos-owned Linn’s and Scott catalogs

When Donna Houseman began her journey with Amos Media in 1972, the company was named Sidney Printing and Publishing Co.

World Stamps

09/16/2017

Batum issues are few but tricky; stamps of other Georgia regions contested

Stamps of Batum might be among those missing from your album, and some research will quickly tell you why.

US Stamps

09/15/2017

Lovers are everywhere on this nifty cover

Linn’s reader Thomas DeJulio of Bronxville, N.Y., has reported another album cover with a famous conductor, Annunzio Paolo Mantovani.

World Stamps

09/15/2017

The stamps of short-lived South Kasai, spreadsheet stamp images: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Oct. 2 issue: Charles Snee focuses on a specific $5 stamp available from the United States Postal Service — 23 years after it was issued.

Postal Updates

09/15/2017

Surprising finds in USPS report, Legends of Hollywood series in jeopardy: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, readers were introduced to an expansive new collection of essays discussing philatelic forgeries.

US Stamps

09/15/2017

U.S. Christmas Carols set of four to be issued Oct. 5 at ASDA show in New York City

The nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps each depict a scene and a phrase evoking one of four Christmas songs.

World Stamps

09/15/2017

Vive la France! Paris to host 2024 Olympics

Almost immediately after Paris was selected, France’s La Poste issued an overprinted sheet of stamps in celebration.

World Stamps

09/14/2017

Stamps without a name: Luxembourg Europa issue removed from sale

While writing a review about China-related stamps issued in 2017 by different countries, Dingguo Dai noticed that these two stamps had no country name on them.