Boca Raton, Boca Raton Stamp & Coin Club, Benjamin Ladin Chapter. Meets at 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursday; second Thursday only in November and December. Stratford Court Auditorium, 6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton, Fla. Contact Carol Artess, membership co-ordinator, phone 561-487-1646, email@example.com.
Cape Coral, Cape Coral Stamp Club. Meets 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Del Prado Boulevard at Everest Parkway. Bayard T. Cowper, 6937 Wittman Drive S.W., Fort Myers, FL 33919.
Clearwater, Meets 4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday, Clearwater East Library, Meeting Room B, 2251 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL 33765. Treasurer, Box 5442, Clearwater, FL 33758; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, web site www.stamps.org/directories/chapter.asp
Deerfield Beach, Century Village East Stamp and Coin. Meets 11 a.m. Thursday, Clubhouse, General Purpose Room D. Samuel Resnick, 3074 Ventnor Place, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.
DeLand, West Volusia Stamp Club. Meets 2 p.m. Tuesday, Faith Lutheran Church, 509 E. Pennsylvania Ave. William Dure, Faith Lutheran Church, 509 E. Pennsylvania Ave., DeLand, FL 32724.
Delray Beach, Palm Beach/Delray Stamp Club. Meets 6 p.m. third Wednesday, Palm Beach County Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach, Fla.; Arnold Zenker at 651-969-3432 or email@example.com.
Gainesville, Gainesville Stamp Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday, at St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 4315 NW 23rd Ave., in the church office suite conference room at the back of the building. Mitchell E. Sapp 352-332-2065 or William J. Creegan, 21011 N.W. 74th Place, Alachua, FL 32615.
Goldenrod, Florida Precancel Club. Meeting times and places vary. P.O. Box 256, Goldenrod, FL 32733-0256.
Greenacres, Cresthaven Stamp Club. Meets 1 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, Ashley division of Cresthaven on Cresthaven Blvd. between Military Trail and Haverhill Road; Arnold Zenker at 651-969-3432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holly Hill, Halifax Area Philatelic Society. Meets 7 p.m. second Wednesday, Holly Hill Clubhouse. Ron Edwards, 1625 Ridge Ave., Holly Hill, FL 32117.
Hollywood, Hollywood Stamp Club. Meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Senior Citizens Center, 2030 Polk St. Robert L. Welky, Box 24474, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33307-4474.
Jacksonville, Jacksonville Stamp Collectors Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday, North East Florida Safety Council, Bldg. B, 1725 Art Museum Drive. Charles F. Winney, 857 S. Edgewood Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32205 or Ted Foltz, 12508 Masters Ridge Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32225; phone 904-642-3111.
Keystone Heights, Keystone Heights Stamp Club. Meets second Tuesday, Keystone Heights High School, Building #24. Robert E. Havens, 4563 S.E. 3rd Ave., Keystone Heights, FL 32656-6287.
Lady Lake, The Villages Philatelic Club. Meets 1 p.m., The Villages, Charley Chaplin Room. Charles M. Waff Jr., Box 190, Lady Lake, FL 32158-0190.
Lakeland, Germany Philatelic Society Chapter 23. Meets 2 p.m. second Sunday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3020 S. Florida Ave. George E. Kuhn, 33528 Picciola Drive, Fruitland Park, FL 34731-6122.
Lakeland, Ridge Stamp Club of Lakeland. Meets 7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Magnolia Building, Lake Mirror. J. Harold Falls, 1017 Redbud Circle, Plant City, FL 33566.
Melbourne, Missile Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. first Wednesday, 1801 Port Malabar Blvd., Palm Bay. Fred Seyboth, P.O. Box 120681, West Melbourne, FL 32912-0681.
Miami, Cuban Philatelic Society of America. Meets 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, South Miami High School cafeteria, 6856 S.W. 53rd Street. CPSA, P.O. Box 141656, Coral Gables, FL 33114.
Miami, South Miami Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Sunset Congregational Church, 9025 Sunset Drive. Kenneth Barrus, Sunset Congregational Church, 9025 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33173.
Miami Beach, Miami Beach Philatelic Society. Meets at noon once a month, Miami Beach City Hall, first floor. Margot Lesser, #2, 516 15th St., South Beach, Old Miami Beach, FL 33139-3650.
Mount Dora, The Golden Triangle Stamp Club. Meets every third Friday each month, W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora, FL 32757.
New Port Richey, New Port Richey Area Stamp Club. Meets 2 p.m. first and third Sunday (social time noon to 2 p.m.), Elfers Senior Center, 4136 Barker St. New Port Richey Area Stamp Club, P.O.Box 684, New Port Richey, FL 34656; www.nprstampclub.com.
Naples, Collier County Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. fourth Thursday, Naples Airport, 2nd Floor Conference Room Airport Operations Building, just north of main terminal west from Airport-Pulling and Radio Road. General discussion, slide shows, and trading. For information, call Hal Williams 239-591-4388.
Oakland Park, Ft. Lauderdale/Oakland Park Stamp Club. Meets second and fourth Thursday, Collins Community Centre, 3900 N.W. 3rd Ave. Bill Ogden, 248 Utah Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.
Ocala, General Francis Marion Stamp Club. Meets 1:30 p.m. first and third Wednesday, Friendship Community Bank, 8375 S.W. State Road 200. Dennis F. Niemira, 6330 S.W. 117th Loop, Ocala, FL 34476.
Orlando, Central Florida Stamp Club. Meets 7:00 p.m. first and third Thursday, Marks Senior Center, 99 East Marks Street, Orlando, FL 32803. Francis Ferguson, P.O. Box 1206, Plymouth, FL 32768-1206.
Orlando, Mid-Florida Philatelic Society. Meets 7:00 p.m. first and third Thursday, Marks Senior Center, 99 East Marks Street, Orlando, FL 32803. Francis Ferguson, P.O. Box 1206, Plymouth, FL 32768-1206.
Panama City, Bay County Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. first and third Thursday, Lake Huntington Club House, 3504 W. 15th Street. Walter Baldwin, 5002 Meritt Brown Way, Panama City, FL 32404, phone 850-784-1214; email@example.com.
Pensacola, Pensacola Philatelic Society. Meets 7 p.m. first and third Monday, Books-A-Million, Davis Highway Store. Dewey J. Barker, 6411 Myrtle Hill Circle, Pensacola, FL 32506.
Plant City, Plant City Stamp Club. Meets 1:30 p.m. second and fourth Saturday, Bruton Memorial Library, 302 McLendon St. Harold Fall, 1017 Redbud Circle, Plant City, FL 33566.
Port Charlotte, Port Charlotte Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. second Thursday and 2 p.m. fourth Thursday, Port Charlotte Cultural Center, 2280 N.W. Aaron St. at Gertrude St. Katherine C. Foltuz, Box 495635, Port Charlotte, FL 33949-5635.
Port St. Lucie, Port St. Lucie Stamp Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday, Port St. Lucie Community Center, 200 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd. Michael Rice, 612 S.W. Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34983.
Sarasota, Sarasota Philatelic Club. Meets 7 p.m. first Tuesday, Universalist Church of Sarasota, 3975 Fruitville Road. Jack Seaman, Box 17711, Sarasota FL 34276, www.sarasotastampclub.com.
St. Augustine, St. Augustine Stamp Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday, Trinity Episcopal Church Meeting Room, 215 St. George. Diann Kay, 2443 Hydrangea St., St. Augustine, FL 32084.
St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Stamp Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 401 5th St. N. Raymond H. Murphy, Box 546, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.
Sunrise, Sunrise Stamp Club. Meets 1 p.m. second Sunday, Knob-Hill Center, 10400 Sunset Strip. S.J. Cohan, 1101 N.W. 58th Terrace, Sunrise, FL 33313.
Tallahassee, Tallahassee Stamp/Cover Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday, Dance Room-Senior Citizens Center, North Monroe and 7th Street. Laurence L. Benson, 1832 Jean Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32308-5227.
Tampa, Tampa Collectors Club. Meets 7 p.m. second and fourth Monday, LIFE Enrichment Senior Center, 9704 North Blvd. William H. LaVigne Sr., Box 24831, Tampa, FL 33623-4831.
Titusville, Titusville-Moonport Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. first Monday, North Brevard Library, 2121 Hopkins Ave. Roy L. Whitson, 2875 Armadillo Trail, Titusville, FL 32780.
Venice, Venice Stamp Club. Meets 5:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Venice Presbyterian Church, 825 The Rialto. John Hamman, 941-485-1193; or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jim Garard, 1143 Derian Place, Nokomis, FL 34275.
Vero Beach, Indian River Stamp Club. Meets second and fourth Monday, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd. Edward D. Oulund, 40 Plantation Drive, Apt. 106, Vero Beach, FL 32966.
West Miami, Club Cubano De Coleccion. Meets 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, West Miami City Hall Building, 901 S.W. 62nd Ave. Gerardo Alvarez, 3251 S.W. 21st St., Miami, FL 33145.
West Miami, Cuban Philatelic Society of America. Meets 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, West Miami City Hall Building, 901 S.W. 62nd Ave. Silvia C. Garcia, 1528 Sevilla Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33114.
Winter Haven, Winter Haven Stamp Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday, First Presbyterian Church, 637 6th St. N.W. L.R. Newkirk, 332 Ave. A S.E., Winter Haven, FL 33880-3026.
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.