Casa Grande, Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs. Meets quarterly. 8930 N. Spinel Place, Tucson, AZ 85742. Phone: 520-572-8980, e-mail: email@example.com
Flagstaff, Flagstaff Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. first Wednesday, Adult center, 245 Thorpe Road. Robert J. Lackner, Box 43, Flagstaff, AZ 86002.
Fountain Hills, Fountain Hills Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. fourth Thursday, Palo Verde Room, Eagle Park. Dan & Rose Evander, 17307 E. Via Del Oro, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
Mesa, Mesa Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. third Wednesday, Alma Meadows Mobile Home Park Club House, 535 S. Alma School Road, Mesa. Web site www.mesastampclub.info, contact LSherlock2@cox.net,firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
Phoenix, Phoenix Philatelic Association. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday from January to June and in September. Meets on the 2nd Tuesday only in July, August, October, November, and December. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at Monte Vista Baptist Church, 2409 N. 36 Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008. Bill Chesser, 602-956-3497, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prescott, Prescott Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Prescott Community Church, 3151 Willow Creek Road. Peter E.H. Shrimpton, 830 Northwood Loop, Prescott, AZ 86303.
Scottsdale, Arizona Precancel Club. Meeting times and places vary. George Gilinsky, Box 8785, Scottsdale, AZ 85252.
Sedona, Verde Valley Stamp Club. Meets 6:30 p.m. second Wednesday, VOCA Community Building, 690 Bell Rock Blvd. Zdenek Salzmann, 120 Highland Drive, South, Sedona, AZ 86351.
Sierra Vista, Roadrunner Stamp Club. Meets bi-monthly. Contact Steve Staton, 5153 S. San Paulo Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85650. Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs, Club President, Steve Staton, 5153 S. San Paulo Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85650.
Sun City, Sun City Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. first Monday and third Tuesday, Marinette Recreation center, 99th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. Margaret Stahl, 19658 N. Willowcreek Circle, Sun City, AZ 85351-2840.
Sun City West, Sun City West Coin and Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday, 2 p.m. fourth Tuesday; second Tuesday at Kuentz Recreation center, fourth Tuesday at Johnson Recreation center. Dick Scanlon, 15919 Heritage Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375.
Sun Lakes, Sun Lakes Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday, Sun Lakes Ph. I Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd. John R. Storm, 1568 E. Winged Foot Drive, Chandler, AZ 85249.
Tucson, Arizona Philatelic Rangers. Meets 6:30 p.m. Friday at various major stamp shows. John Birkinbine, Box 36657, Tucson, AZ 85740-6657.
Tucson, Tucson Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. first and third Saturday, Peggy Slusser Memorial Library of the Postal History Foundation, 920 N. First Ave. Steve Brainerd, Box 77923, Tucson, AZ 85703.
blogIn this column in the Aug. 24 issue of Linn’s, I referred to the American Philatelic Research Library in Bellefonte, Pa., as a “gift to stamp collectors.” The BNAPS library and the APRL are two of many libraries available to stamp collectors, and some philatelic libraries are available online. Read More ›
blogIt’s often been said that one of the salutary benefits of collecting stamps is the friendships made along one’s philatelic journey. If I were asked to place a value on the bonds thus forged with collectors in locales near and far, I would be rich beyond measure. A few of these hobby friends I have never met in person. Read More ›
blogToday, Nov. 11, 2015, is Veterans Day. Over the years, a number of United States stamps honoring those who have served in our nation’s armed forces have been issued. Read More ›
blogMy previous blog post focused on a mystery: the apparent indentations of paper clips on United States Purple Heart forever stamps that were used to mail payments to the circulation department of my employer, Amos Media in Sidney, Ohio. Read More ›
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports on a new Charlie Brown computer-vended postage stamp that is sold only through post office self-service kiosks.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty discusses Great Britain’s final stamp issue for 2015, a Star Wars prestige booklet, and reveals what is included in its stamp program for 2016.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses a registered 1967 cover from Qatar that recently sold for almost $1,200 and the latest discovery of an Upright Jenny Invert pane.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman announces that Linn’s has been named official daily publisher of World Stamp Show-NY 2016 and provides an update on the reorganization of the Scott catalogs.
It is always a treat to get to see stamp dealers’ own collections.
In the recently concluded Linn’s United States Stamp Popularity Poll, the Circus Posters set of eight stamps was chosen as the overall favorite issue of 2014.
Dispersal of the splendid Daniel B. Curtis collection continued March 25, with Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries gaveling items from United States back-of-the-book and possessions.
The 175th anniversary of the first postage stamp, Great Britain's Penny Black, is May 6, but the stamp was placed on sale May 1, 1840, for mailers to use beginning on May 6, the designated issue date.