Brooklyn Center, North Metro Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. third Friday, Brooklyn Center Community Center, Shingle Creek Parkway at I-694. Blaire Tremere, Box 27667, Golden Valley, MN 55427.
Crosby, Cuyuna County Philatelic Society. Meets 2 p.m. first Tuesday and 6 p.m. third Tuesday, Jessie F. Hallet Memorial Library, 101 1st S.E. Robert S. Breckenridge, HC 3, Box 80D, Crosby, MN 56441-9716.
Duluth, Arrowhead Stamp Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday, Duluth Rainbow Senior Center, 211 N. Third Ave. E. Howard Pramann, 2137 Appalachian St., Duluth, MN 55811.
Excelsior, Lake Minnetonka Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday, Excelsior Elementary School, Highways 7 and 19. Bill Anderson, Box 291, Wayzata, MN 55391.
Fairmont, Fairmont Area Stamp Club. Meets 7 p.m. fourth Monday, Martin County Library, 110 N. Park. Roger Welchlin, 415 Woodland, Fairmont, MN 56031.
Marshall, Lyon County Philatelic Society. Meets 7 p.m. third Monday, Marshall Middle School Cafeteria, 207 N. 4th St. Steve Klein, 401 Charles Ave., Marshall, MN 56258.
Minneapolis, Minnehaha Stamp Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. second Thursday, Pearl Park Recreation Center, 414 E. Diamond Lake Road. George Breiner, 6844 Upton Ave. S., Richfield, MN 55423.
Minneapolis, Minnesota Postal History Society. Meets fourth Tuesday, Lynhurst Community Center, 50th Street and Humboldt Avenue S. John Grabowsi, Box 536, Willernie, MN 55090.
Minneapolis, Scandinavian Collectors Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. second Thursday, Lynhurst Community Center, 50th Street and Humboldt Avenue S. Ross Olson, Box 23377, Richfield, MN 55423-0377.
Owatonna, Owatonna Coin and Stamp Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. third Thursday, Senior Place, 500 Dunnell Drive. Mark Rasmussen, 556 McIndoe St. E., Owatonna, MN 55060.
Rochester, Rochester Stamp and Coin Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. last Wednesday, Denny's Restaurant, 1226 S. Broadway. Jerry Swanson, Box 565, Rochester, MN 55903.
St. Cloud, St. Cloud Area Stamp Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month (June-August) and the first and third Tuesday (September-June). Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud.www.StCloudStampClub.org.
St. Paul, Minnesota Israel Philatelic Society. Meets 2:30 p.m. third Sunday, St. Paul or St. Louis Park. Wayne Hassell, 1765 Juno Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116.
St. Paul, Twin City Philatelic Society. Meets 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursday; first Thursday at Bryant Avenue Park, Minneapolis, third Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church. Gladys M. Henslin, 26 E. Exchange St., Suite 400, St. Paul, MN 55101.
Vergas, Lake Area Stamp Society. Meets 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday, Vergas Bank, Main Street. Ella R. Sauer, R.R. No. 1, Box 501, Dent, MN 56528.
White Bear Lake, 3M Stamp Club. Bryan McGinnis, 194 Wildwood Ave., White Bear Lake, MN 55110.
White Bear Lake, Maplewood Stamp Club. Meets 6:30 p.m. fourth Thursday, First Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden St. Pete Boulay, 18873 Kohlman Ave., Maplewood, MN 55109.
Willmar, West Central Minnesota Stamp Club. Meets 7:30 p.m. second Thursday and fourth Tuesday, Willmar Junior High School. Elmond Ekblad, 501 13th Ave. S.W., Willmar, MN 56201.
Wayzata, Minnesota Federation of Stamp Clubs. Bill Anderson, Box 291, Wayzata, MN 55391.
July 23, 2015 04:35 PMThe Tieton, Wash., post office is a simple 1935 cement block building with a slat wood facade. Townsfolk in the agricultural community of 1,200 in central Washington believe the post office could become a landmark, if only the United States Postal Service would allow them to cover the front with a stamp-like mosaic. Read More ›
July 23, 2015 03:11 PMThe American Philatelic Society will host the nation’s largest annual stamp exhibition Aug. 20-23. The show will take place at the DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, Mich. Read More ›
July 21, 2015 01:00 PMLinn’s Washington Correspondent Bill McAllister recently reported that the Inspector General of the United States Postal Service has taken the nation’s mail agency to task for intentionally creating 100 upright $2 Jenny Invert panes. Read More ›
July 19, 2015 07:23 PMHere in Sidney, Ohio, when the hot, sultry days of summer are upon us, the Scott catalog editors begin to feel the heat of deadlines for the two Scott specialized catalogs. Read More ›
Watch as Scott catalog senior editor Marty Frankevicz discusses the largest souvenir card produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The card is one of three issued to honor the centenary of San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke discusses Canada’s recently recalled $1.20 Dinosaur Provincial Park stamps featuring inaccurately described Hoodoo rock formations.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman discusses the discovery of another pane of the intentionally created upright variety of the $2 Jenny Invert stamp.
Chad Snee discusses the recent sale of the glass locket containing the famed 1918 Jenny Invert airmail error stamp.
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.