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.
blogEleanor Roosevelt said, “Great minds share ideas …,” and Linn’s is fortunate to have thoughtful leaders of the stamp hobby on its Editorial Advisory Board. Board members participated in a lively discussion of “The State of the Stamp Hobby” Aug. 21 at the American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Grand Rapids, Mich. Read More ›
August 19, 2015 01:58 PMIn an unusual development for our hobby, the Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service is blogging about stamp collecting. Read More ›
August 17, 2015 12:19 AMFrom 1967 to 2006, Royal Mail (Great Britain’s post office) advertised all new issues with posters displayed in post offices. Most of these posters had pictures of the stamps along with basic information such as the date of issue, instructions for first-day covers, etc. Some were a little more elaborate. Read More ›
August 14, 2015 09:46 AMWill the United States Postal Service issue a Christmas stamp this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic television musical special A Charlie Brown Christmas? Read More ›
Watch as Linn’s associate editor Michael Baadke discusses happenings at the recent APS Stampshow from the show floor.
Watch as Linn's/Scott editorial director Donna Houseman discusses the early release of the new U.S. Elvis stamp, the possibility of a Peanuts stamp and Linn's at the upcoming APS Stampshow.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses highlights of Robert A. Siegel Auction Rarities Week sales in late June, and reports that the 49¢ price for a first-class United States stamp will remain in effect until April.
Watch as Linn’s senior editor Denise McCarty discusses the hiring of a new executive director of the American Philatelic Society, the new Linn’s Editorial Advisory Board and the upcoming APS Stampshow.
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.