US Stamps

September 25, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 25: Mark Hamill

American actor Mark Hamill has been shown on stamps from the United States and Great Britain in his Star Wars role as Luke Skywalker.

US Stamps

September 24, 2016 07:00 PM

Breaking down the newly revealed 2017 U.S. stamps, from Kennedy to the queen conch

Headlining the group of 13 products is a forever stamp honoring President John F. Kennedy 100 years after his birth, though it is certainly not the only eye-catcher.

World Stamps

September 24, 2016 02:00 PM

USPS not the only postal administration issuing fruit stamps in 2016

The United States Postal Service has issued definitive stamps this year picturing pears, grapes, and apples. Other postal administrations also have featured these fruits on recent stamps.

World Stamps

September 24, 2016 09:00 AM

Why so many New Zealand stamps feature lighthouses

Lighthouses serve as important symbols on New Zealand stamps that were made for a particular government department.

US Stamps

September 24, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 24: Jim Henson

The creative mind of Jim Henson contributed to the world of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, and left a worldwide legacy of entertainment.

Postal Updates

September 23, 2016 07:00 PM

Remembering World War II with a new postmark

An event in Tennessee that includes public battle and encampment re-enactments and other 1940s-era activities now has a postmark.

World Stamps

September 23, 2016 05:00 PM

Stamp to look for from 51 years’ worth of Spanish Sahara issues: Tip of the Week

Although they were never as widely collected as British and French colonial issues, Spanish colonies have an active and dedicated following.

World Stamps

September 23, 2016 04:46 PM

Canada Post unveils stamps honoring six NHL forwards

Canada Post on Sept. 23 unveiled six stamps and a souvenir sheet honoring six great Canadian hockey forwards.

World Stamps

September 23, 2016 01:00 PM

Revisiting the splendid philatelic sites in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei

Wayne Chen recently returned to his birthplace in Taiwan and revisited some of his favorite philatelic destinations in the capital city of Taipei. He discovered some new places as well.

Postal Updates

September 23, 2016 08:18 AM

USPS sees delayed mail spike, Canada’s 2017 commemoratives revealed: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, readers enjoyed a preview of an upcoming stamp auction, and the USPS revealed some 2017 stamp subjects.

US Stamps

September 23, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 23: John Coltrane

One of the most respected musicians in the world, saxophonist John Coltrane created jazz masterpieces treasured as classics more than 50 years later.

US Stamps

September 22, 2016 07:00 PM

Where you can see the anthrax letters sent to senators in 2001: Editor’s Insights

The nation was reeling from the 9-11 attacks when terrorists used the U.S. Mail to send letters containing deadly brown anthrax granules.

US Stamps

September 22, 2016 05:00 PM

Washington is the subject of many stamps, and his home of one particularly valuable envelope

It is one of the six envelopes that comprise a set honoring the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.

US Stamps

September 22, 2016 01:40 PM

Three U.S. holiday stamps rescheduled

The first-day ceremonies for three holiday stamps have all been rescheduled, and will take place on new dates and in new locations.

US Stamps

September 22, 2016 01:00 PM

Give this Curious George stamp a caption

Channel your grade-school self and think about what George might be thinking or saying to the rabbit or the Man in the Yellow Hat.

World Stamps

September 22, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 22: Michael Faraday

A pioneer in the field of electromagnetic field theory, English scientist Michael Faraday was commemorated on a British stamp in 1991 to mark his birth bicentennial.

US Stamps

September 21, 2016 07:00 PM

Windy City gears up for Chicagopex 2016

The bourse will include 75 dealers from the United States and Europe, and there will be approximately 300 frames of philatelic material on display.

US Stamps

September 21, 2016 05:00 PM

Who was the real Rosie the Riveter? Two stamps depict two versions

The first Rosie the Riveter stamp was in 1992 (Scott 2697h) in a pane of stamps in a series marking the 50th anniversary of World War II, which comprised five panes of 10 stamps each, a pane for each of the five years of U.S. military involvement in the hostilities.

US Stamps

September 21, 2016 03:50 PM

RSVP for USPS Diwali stamp ceremony

The free Oct. 5 Diwali stamp first-day ceremony in New York City is open to the public, but advance registration is requested by the Postal Service.

US Stamps

September 20, 2016 03:40 PM

USPS reveals 2017 U.S. stamp subjects

The stamp plans were disclosed with little fanfare through an unannounced e-mail distributed to press outlets on Sept. 20.