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.
blogWhen this cover was listed on eBay in mid-September, it didn't take long for some knowledgeable collectors to recognize this piece of postal history for the gem that it is: an early trans-oceanic survey cover for a Pacific route that included Midway Island, which would become famous as the location of a pivotal 1942 naval battle during World War II. Read More ›
blogThis month marks my fifth anniversary writing the monthly auction report for Linn’s Stamp News. That’s 60 columns, totaling more than 100,000 words (enough for a decent-sized novel), all about our favorite hobby. Read More ›
blogIn mid-September I traveled to London, England, to attend Autumn Stampex, one of two British national stamp shows sponsored by the Philatelic Traders’ Society, Great Britain’s national stamp dealers association. The show took place Sept. 16-19 at the Business Design Centre in Islington (central north London), a comfortable and attractive venue for a stamp show. Read More ›
September 28, 2015 03:30 AMAfter the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, postal workers not only saved the mail, they saved the new post office building. Read More ›
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty discusses current events that relate to the stamp hobby, including the relocation of a stamp show in Sweden due to the Syrian refugee crises, and new stamps honoring Pope Francis and the British monarchy.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke talks about a record fifth win for wildlife artist Joseph Hautman in the federal duck stamp art contest, and see the painting that will appear on next year’s federal duck stamp
Watch as Scott catalog senior editor Marty Frankevicz questions Bolivia’s choice for the design of a 2013 stamp honoring the country’s efforts to protect its migrants in foreign lands.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses the discovery of the upright Jenny Invert pane received in an order from Stamp Fulfillment Services in Kansas City, Mo., and also reports on the Confederate Stamp Alliance.
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.