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The second volume of the 2016 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue is now available to (Read more...)

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Breaking Stamp News

May 31 rates turn up in post offices on May 20
When United States post offices opened for business Wednesday morning, May 20, all point-of-sale equipment had been reprogrammed to automatically calculate prices on customer purchases at the new postage rates. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Modern U.S. Mail: Why were some postage due stamps “VOIDED” on U.S. mail? Modern U.S. Mail: Why were some postage due stamps “VOIDED” on U.S. mail?
Historically, postage due stamps on mail were used when unpaid postage was collected from an addressee (Read more...)

On This Date

Born May 22: Harvey Milk Born May 22: Harvey Milk
One year ago today, a nondenominated (49¢) forever stamp commemorating politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk was issued in Washington, D (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Harmers International to conduct spring auction June 6 at Collectors Club in New York City
Harmers International will present its spring auction June 6 at the Collectors Club, 22 E. 35th St. in New York City. (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Stamps Down Under: Australia’s first postal issues were not even postage stamps Stamps Down Under: Australia’s first postal issues were not even postage stamps
Australia and the United States are on opposite sides of the globe, but both nations share similarities from a historical perspective. (Read more...)

Postal News

Rate increase delay hits USPS hard
"The Postal Service gave up about $100 million in the delay in postal rate increases due to filing errors." (Read more...)

Editorial Insights

Head of USPS stamp services Penner keen to help get the news out quickly Head of USPS stamp services Penner keen to help get the news out quickly
On May 18, Mary-Anne Penner, acting director of stamp services for the United States Postal Service, held her first teleconference with members of the philatelic media. (Read more...)

Morning Report

This video showing 3D scanning of the Mail Rail is a must-see: Morning Report This video showing 3D scanning of the Mail Rail is a must-see: Morning Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. (Read more...)