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.
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 ›
blogWe stamp collectors are an observant bunch. After all, we spend a great deal of time closely scrutinizing small, colorful bits of paper. Read More ›
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.
Watch as Linn’s senior editor Denise McCarty discusses the situation with Canada’s recalled Hoodoo stamp, as well as stamps from the United States and other countries that also depict these rock formations.
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.