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The online, or eCatalogue, version of the 2015 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 is now available for purchase (Read more...)

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Breaking Stamp News

Gross revealed as upright Jenny pane buyer in ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ stamp hobby report Gross revealed as upright Jenny pane buyer in ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ stamp hobby report
CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Rita Braver revealed in her Jan. 18 story about stamp collecting that PIMCO investment firm founder and philanthropist William H (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

CBS Sunday Morning covers upright Jenny Invert, USPS wants rate increase: Week CBS Sunday Morning covers upright Jenny Invert, USPS wants rate increase: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news.

Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics (Read more...)

On This Date

Born Jan. 25: George E. Pickett Born Jan. 25: George E. Pickett
There is some disagreement about the birthdate of George Edward Pickett, the Confederate general known for his role in "Pickett's Charge" during the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Sheet-waste rarity offered in Feb. 13-15 Ameristamp Expo auction Sheet-waste rarity offered in Feb. 13-15 Ameristamp Expo auction
A new discovery of a scarce perf 11 rotary press sheet-waste stamp from 1923, the 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin (Scott 596), will be offered in an auction taking place Feb. 13-15. (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Classic Stamps of the World: Semipostals raised funds to keep Dutch art in homeland Classic Stamps of the World: Semipostals raised funds to keep Dutch art in homeland
After much quarreling between the United States Postal Service and Congress, U.S. semipostal stamps (stamps sold at a price greater than the postal value, with the surtax used for a special purpose, usually charitable) emerged only relatively recently, in 1998, with a stamp supporting breast cancer research (Read more...)

Postal News

USPS holiday season package deliveries up 18 percent
The United States Postal Service announced in early January that it delivered approximately 524 million packages in December, an 18 percent increase over the previous year. (Read more...)

Editorial Insights

USPS spokesman comments on upright Jenny Invert pane distribution
United States Postal Service spokesman Mark Saunders responded to Linn's Stamp News editor Charles Snee's editorial  (Read more...)