July 21, 2017 03:00 PMSpanning bridges in China, 16 months of Canary Islands airmail stamps, and a 2012 U.S. stamp tip: Inside Linn’s Stamp News Also in our Aug. 7 issue, Stamp Collecting Basics columnist Janet Klug artfully reviews the 16-month history of Canary Islands airmail stamps. All 53 stamps, she reports, are “budget friendly.”
July 20, 2017 07:00 PMAPS to present Luff awards to Gregory, Kane, Saadi The American Philatelic Society has announced the recipients of its 2017 Luff awards. The prestigious award is presented annually in different categories for meritorious contributions to philately by living collectors.
July 20, 2017 01:00 PMDispute over Statue of Liberty replica on 2010 U.S. Postal Service stamp ordered to trial Federal Claims Court Judge Eric G. Bruggink rejected motions by both the Postal Service and sculptor Robert S. Davidson that would have effectively ended a four-year-old lawsuit over a stamp that was based on a replica of the Statue of Liberty.
July 20, 2017 01:00 PMFloral illustration by Dugald Stermer on imprinted stamp for U.S. postal card Each postal card bears an imprinted illustrated stamp and fulfills the 34¢ postage rate. The Postal Service charges 38¢ apiece, claiming a 4¢ charge for costs associated with manufacturing.
July 20, 2017 08:30 AMUSPS letter carriers violated federal law while working for Clinton presidential campaign The accusation, made at a July 19 Senate hearing, drew an immediate apology from Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan. She called the Postal Service’s violations of the Hatch Act “unintentional” and promised to end the abuses.
July 15, 2017 09:00 AMHarmer-Schau presents four-day auction at APS Stampshow in Richmond, Va. Among the hundreds of U.S. stamp and postal history items is a rare top imprint plate block of four of the 1898 $2 orange-brown Mississippi River Bridge stamp from the Trans-Mississippi commemorative issue.
July 14, 2017 03:00 PMGrowing your own philatelic garden, an unissued stamp from Ceylon, and forerunners from Slovenia: Inside Linn’s Stamp News Also in the July 31 issue, Henry Gitner and Rick Miller, in Stamp Market Tips, discuss the marketplace performance of an unissued 1968 stamp from Ceylon.
July 14, 2017 11:00 AMGruber succeeds Kane at National Postal Museum; envisions incredible stamp stories What attracted the Smithsonian Institution to its new National Postal Museum director were his fundraising skills and museum experience. That’s what won Elliot Gruber the job he will assume Sept. 5 as the third director of the 24-year-old Washington museum, according to Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton.
July 13, 2017 07:00 PMLocal post Bird stamp set of five issued May 13 continues island of Lundy tradition since 1929 The featured birds and denominations are water rail, 30 puffins; wheatear, 55 puffins; puffin, 70 puffins; Manx shearwater, 125 puffins; and peregrine falcon, 200 puffins. The stamps were printed by Cartor in France.