World Stamps

09/22/2017

Cats purr-fect for Canada Post latest children’s semipostals

Canada Post first issued semipostal stamps in 1974-76, when a dozen helped fund the 21st Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec.

World Stamps

09/22/2017

First Canada-India joint issue celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights

The five-day Diwali festival, which falls on Oct. 19 this year, celebrates the triumph of light over darkness.

World Stamps

09/22/2017

A macabre device for preserving corpses, down a philatelic rabbit hole: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Oct. 9 issue: Tony Wawrukiewicz explores how a U.S. Post Office Department form was used to document return of other than first-class mail.

US Stamps

09/22/2017

45 years and counting: Linn’s and Scott embrace print, explore digital opportunities

Donna Houseman reviews how the new millennium brought even more changes to Linn’s and the Scott catalogs.

US Stamps

09/22/2017

A valuable Presidential stamp, Paris issues 2024 Olympics stamp: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we come across some European stamps that were pulled from sale because they were missing the country's name.

US Stamps

09/21/2017

Tell us what Christopher Columbus is pointing at on this 1992 stamp honoring his voyages

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

Postal Updates

09/21/2017

Date meets ZIP in five Southern California postmarks in September

This week there are five Southern California post offices listed that are having fun with concept of “Date meets ZIP.”

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.