US Stamps

September 23, 2017 10:00 AM

Testimony concludes in Lady Liberty stamp trial; decision months away

After an eight-day trial, the judge declared Sept. 20 that testimony had ended in Las Vegas sculptor Robert S. Davidson’s claim.

US Stamps

September 23, 2017 08:00 AM

Can you spot the red fibers in this 1995 Space Shuttle Express Mail stamp?

The fibers vary in length and were added randomly to the pulp during the manufacturing process.

World Stamps

September 22, 2017 05:00 PM

Cats purr-fect for Canada Post latest children’s semipostals

Canada Post first issued semipostal stamps in 1974-76, when a dozen helped fund the 21st Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec.

World Stamps

September 22, 2017 04:30 PM

First Canada-India joint issue celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights

The five-day Diwali festival, which falls on Oct. 19 this year, celebrates the triumph of light over darkness.

World Stamps

September 22, 2017 03:00 PM

A macabre device for preserving corpses, down a philatelic rabbit hole: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Oct. 9 issue: Tony Wawrukiewicz explores how a U.S. Post Office Department form was used to document return of other than first-class mail.

US Stamps

September 22, 2017 09:00 AM

45 years and counting: Linn’s and Scott embrace print, explore digital opportunities

Donna Houseman reviews how the new millennium brought even more changes to Linn’s and the Scott catalogs.

US Stamps

September 22, 2017 08:00 AM

A valuable Presidential stamp, Paris issues 2024 Olympics stamp: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we come across some European stamps that were pulled from sale because they were missing the country's name.

US Stamps

September 21, 2017 05:00 PM

Tell us what Christopher Columbus is pointing at on this 1992 stamp honoring his voyages

The important thing is to use your sense of humor, because entries with a humorous twist have the best chance of winning a prize.

Postal Updates

September 21, 2017 09:00 AM

Date meets ZIP in five Southern California postmarks in September

This week there are five Southern California post offices listed that are having fun with concept of “Date meets ZIP.”

US Stamps

September 20, 2017 07:00 PM

Have you come across plate blocks with no plate numbers?

John Hotchner receives the following question a couple of times a year: “I have a plate block but it has no plate number. How come? Is this valuable?”

US Stamps

September 20, 2017 09:00 AM

The subtle feature of this $1 Woodrow Wilson stamp makes it worth the hunt

Henry Gitner and Rick Miller last tipped this stamp in the Nov. 29, 2010, Stamp Market Tips. It is time to revisit it.

US Stamps

September 19, 2017 09:00 AM

Banned authors exhibit at Spellman museum

The authors include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Jack London, James Joyce, and many others.


September 18, 2017 09:00 AM

Kelleher to serve up ‘Best’ Canal Zone, Cutler Ryukyu collections

The Stanley Cutler Ryukyus collection offers stamps and error varieties, postal history, essays and proofs, revenues, and much more.

Postal Updates

September 17, 2017 05:00 PM

A 17th-century Massachusetts windmill gets a postmark

Each year on the weekend after Labor Day, the Eastham Windmill Weekend offers a parade, craft show, road race, vehicle show, cookouts, and much more.

World Stamps

September 17, 2017 08:00 AM

‘Special Delivery’ attractively presents historic aspects of mail service

A handsome new coffee-table book on the subject of America’s postal system and more debuted in 2016.

US Stamps

September 16, 2017 07:00 PM

45 years and counting: a brief history of Amos-owned Linn’s and Scott catalogs

When Donna Houseman began her journey with Amos Media in 1972, the company was named Sidney Printing and Publishing Co.

World Stamps

September 16, 2017 08:00 AM

Batum issues are few but tricky; stamps of other Georgia regions contested

Stamps of Batum might be among those missing from your album, and some research will quickly tell you why.

US Stamps

September 15, 2017 07:00 PM

Lovers are everywhere on this nifty cover

Linn’s reader Thomas DeJulio of Bronxville, N.Y., has reported another album cover with a famous conductor, Annunzio Paolo Mantovani.

World Stamps

September 15, 2017 11:00 AM

The stamps of short-lived South Kasai, spreadsheet stamp images: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Oct. 2 issue: Charles Snee focuses on a specific $5 stamp available from the United States Postal Service — 23 years after it was issued.

Postal Updates

September 15, 2017 09:00 AM

Surprising finds in USPS report, Legends of Hollywood series in jeopardy: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, readers were introduced to an expansive new collection of essays discussing philatelic forgeries.