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Breaking Stamp News

Sundman offers reward for McCoy stamps Sundman offers reward for McCoy stamps: two of four Inverted Jennies stolen in 1955
Hoping to spur a development in philately’s most celebrated cold case, Donald Sundman of Mystic Stamp Co. is offering a hefty reward for the recovery of two missing examples of America’s most famous stamp error. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamps and Postal History

New Purple Heart stamp variety in October New Purple Heart stamp variety in October
A new variety of the United States Purple Heart forever stamp will be issued in October. The stamp will have a 2014 year date inscription. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Insights

Rhodesia in recent Spink auction of Baron Vestey collection Rhodesia in recent Spink auction of Baron Vestey collection
In London, Spink held a number of sales over the summer featuring stamps of Great Britain and its onetime empire, including some unusual rarities. (Read more...)

International Stamps and Postal History

Recent British post & go labels feature symbolic flowers Recent British post & go labels feature symbolic flowers
Symbolic flowers are featured in the second set of floral-themed pictorial computer-produced self-adhesive postage labels from Great Britain’s Royal Mail. The six labels were issued Sept. 17. (Read more...)

Postal News

Promotions for Rudolph stamps: postmarks, vended postage Promotions for Rudolph stamps: postmarks, vended postage
When the United States Postal Service issues its four Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer forever stamps in November, it will also promote the new issue with postmarks and computer-vended postage labels employing the Rudolph theme. (Read more...)

Editorial Insights

Editor’s Insights: USPS denial of FOIA request overturned USPS denial of FOIA request overturned; Linn’s given initial $2 Jenny sales figures
Sometimes persistence does pay off. (Read more...)