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.
blogIn this column in the Aug. 24 issue of Linn’s, I referred to the American Philatelic Research Library in Bellefonte, Pa., as a “gift to stamp collectors.” The BNAPS library and the APRL are two of many libraries available to stamp collectors, and some philatelic libraries are available online. Read More ›
blogIt’s often been said that one of the salutary benefits of collecting stamps is the friendships made along one’s philatelic journey. If I were asked to place a value on the bonds thus forged with collectors in locales near and far, I would be rich beyond measure. A few of these hobby friends I have never met in person. Read More ›
blogToday, Nov. 11, 2015, is Veterans Day. Over the years, a number of United States stamps honoring those who have served in our nation’s armed forces have been issued. Read More ›
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Watch as Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty discusses Great Britain’s final stamp issue for 2015, a Star Wars prestige booklet, and reveals what is included in its stamp program for 2016.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses a registered 1967 cover from Qatar that recently sold for almost $1,200 and the latest discovery of an Upright Jenny Invert pane.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman announces that Linn’s has been named official daily publisher of World Stamp Show-NY 2016 and provides an update on the reorganization of the Scott catalogs.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Marty Frankevicz reports on the suspension of Canada Post’s cluster box conversion plan after the election of a new prime minister.
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.