Postal Updates

February 23, 2017 09:00 PM

Australia Post boss resigns weeks after his $4.4 million salary was revealed

"He said his departure has nothing to do with outrage over his salary, but rather because he has finished the job he set out to do."

US Stamps

February 23, 2017 07:00 PM

A set of Philippines overprints that is a great buy at Scott value

The stamps commemorated the arrival of the London-Orient flight of a squadron of British seaplanes. Only 6,000 complete sets of the stamps were issued.

Postal Updates

February 23, 2017 04:00 PM

Benjamin Franklin Bailar, 1934-2017

Mr. Bailar served as the 61st postmaster general for the USPS and enjoyed collecting U.S. stamps depicting his namesake, Benjamin Franklin.

World Stamps

February 23, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 23: George Frideric Handel

German-born Baroque-era composer George Frideric Handel established his home in Great Britain, and has been honored on stamps worldwide.

US Stamps

February 22, 2017 07:00 PM

The story behind a postal card offering a reward for a missing wife

Postal cards publicizing missing horses and stolen cars are nothing too far out of the ordinary. But a missing wife? That's unusual.

World Stamps

February 22, 2017 04:00 AM

Born Feb. 22: Frederic Chopin

Polish-born composer and pianist Frederic Chopin found international, lasting acclaim after he moved to Paris, though he died at just 39 years of age.

US Stamps

February 21, 2017 05:00 PM

When new Depression-era WPA poster art stamps will debut

The Work Projects Administration employed some eight and a half million people, with some constructing and repairing roads, bridges, and airports.

Postal Updates

February 21, 2017 04:30 PM

Stamps.com, Zazzle lodge complaints against proposed USPS rules for computer-generated stamps

The proposed rules, if adopted, could adversely affect product sales, including computer-generated stamps, both firms said in the Federal Register.

US Stamps

February 21, 2017 09:00 AM

Nonprofit USA Star coil stamp of 2017 offers new version of a recent design

The new stamp’s central design is a little smaller than that of the earlier issue, and a blue frame has been added on all sides.

World Stamps

February 21, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 21: King Harald V

Norway's King Harald V was born Feb. 21, 1937, near Oslo. He was named king in 1991 following the death of his father, King Olav V.

World Stamps

February 20, 2017 05:00 PM

Taking a tour of Windsor Castle on new Royal Mail stamps

A set of 10 stamps issued Feb. 15 by Great Britain’s Royal Mail takes a look at Windsor Castle from the inside and the outside.

US Stamps

February 20, 2017 09:00 AM

2016 Flag coil stamps without die cuts and color surface

A plate number strip is lacking all die cuts, and which also shows dramatic color variations that transition between adjacent stamps on the strip.

World Stamps

February 20, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 20: Vincent Massey

Vincent Massey, born in Toronto on Feb. 20, 1887, was the first Canadian-born person chosen to serve as Canada's governor general.

US Stamps

February 19, 2017 07:00 PM

Mystery behind a ‘Fight Bureaucracy!’ postal label solved

Who was behind the label and what was the reason for it? John Hotchner assumed it was a label from the United States, but he was wrong.

World Stamps

February 19, 2017 05:00 PM

Hillary Clinton is president on souvenir sheet for sale on eBay

The firm selling them told Linn’s that it has 40 examples of the Clinton sheet, and said that it did not know if others existed.

US Stamps

February 19, 2017 09:00 AM

80 years after Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, there’s demand for her 1963 U.S. stamp

If you have holdings of mint panes of 50 of the 8¢ Amelia Earhart stamp, now is a good time to offer them for sale.

World Stamps

February 19, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 19: Sven Hedin

As Sven Hedin traveled through uncharted areas of Asia, the Swedish explorer recorded his findings, and published them upon his return.

Auctions

February 18, 2017 07:00 PM

Bidding begins at €20,000 for German colony rarity in Auction Galleries Hamburg sale

The stamp was part of a cover sent by the German postmaster of Togo to a friend in Freiburg, Germany.

US Stamps

February 18, 2017 05:00 PM

Patience and a good microscope reveal numerous Overrun Countries varieties

One of the first sets Keith Lichtman ever owned was the 1944 5¢ Overrun Countries. It was later that he learned about the set's reverse printings.

US Stamps

February 18, 2017 08:00 AM

Diaries that reveal what happened to missing WWII hero Raoul Wallenberg

The end of Raoul Wallenberg's story can now be told, courtesy of the granddaughter of Ivan A. Serov, the head of the Soviet KGB from 1954 to 1958.