US Stamps

October 26, 2016 05:00 PM

What is the tiny printing in the delivery address area of these advertising covers?

Covers with this printing constitute a small part of advertising covers, perhaps one in every 600 to 750 covers in a regular listing that John Hotchner receives.

World Stamps

October 26, 2016 01:00 PM

The story of independent Rhodesia and why one of its stamp sets is in demand

Although colonial Rhodesian issues have an avid following, independent Rhodesia is not widely collected. But there are some topical issues that are in demand.

World Stamps

October 26, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 26: Francois Mitterrand

French President Francois Mitterrand was honored on a memorial stamp in 1997. A €2 coin bearing his portrait is being issued for his birth centenary.

US Stamps

October 25, 2016 02:00 PM

When a Postal Service form the public was not likely to see surfaces

There are undoubtedly hundreds if not thousands of internal Postal Service forms that the general public never sees, but occasionally we will catch a glimpse.

World Stamps

October 25, 2016 09:00 AM

The children’s book characters that are on Royal Mail’s new stamps

Ten characters from the Mr. Men and Little Miss series of children’s books appear on stamps issued Oct. 20 by Great Britain’s Royal Mail.

US Stamps

October 25, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 25: Bobby Thomson

The "Shot Heard 'Round the World" was a game-winning home run hit by Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants in the bottom of the ninth inning in a final playoff game against the rival Brooklyn Dodgers.

Postal Updates

October 24, 2016 03:23 PM

Recent UPU congress provides ‘reasonable compromise’ for USPS parcel costs

UPU congress provides a ‘reasonable compromise’ regarding the Postal Service's costs for inbound international parcels.

World Stamps

October 24, 2016 02:00 PM

How European postal administrations cooperate to address philatelic topics

The goal of the Sepac organization and conference is to discuss various philatelic matters of interest to 13 European postal administrations.

World Stamps

October 24, 2016 09:00 AM

United Nations Postal Administration offers new issues at New York event

The stamps being celebrated were the COP17 World Wildlife Conference — Eye on Africa set of three souvenir sheets of four stamps, which were officially issued Sept. 23, and the World Post set of 10 stamps, which were being officially released on the day of the ceremony.

US Stamps

October 24, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 24: Moss Hart

A legend of the Broadway theater, Moss Hart's successful comedies include the Pulitzer Prize-winner You Can't Take It With You in 1936.

World Stamps

October 23, 2016 07:00 PM

Isle of Man stamp shows Dorothy’s ruby slipper from ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The stamps represent six shows that have been staged on the Isle of Man over the years.

World Stamps

October 23, 2016 02:00 PM

Stamps commemorate the theme days of Taiwan’s Philataipei show

The international stamp show and world championship exhibition is taking place Oct. 21-26 in Taipei, Taiwan.

World Stamps

October 23, 2016 09:00 AM

U.N.’s 17 ‘sustainable development goals’ honored on new set of stamps

The UNPA is highlighting its sustainable development goals on stamps being issued Oct. 24, United Nations Day.

World Stamps

October 23, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 23: Louis Riel

A leader of the 1870 Red River Rebellion, Louis Riel represented the Metis communities that resisted the Canadian government.


October 22, 2016 07:00 PM

Highly regarded dealer’s collection, including Jenny Invert, offered by Siegel

Irwin Weinberg died May 2 at age 88. He is known for his stint as part owner and guardian of the world's most valuable stamp.

US Stamps

October 22, 2016 02:00 PM

The U.S. stamp that’s in demand by Chinese collectors

For the second straight week, our experts tip off philatelists to a U.S. stamp which is popular due to its demand in China.

World Stamps

October 22, 2016 09:00 AM

The Austrian semipostal stamps that raised money for war widows and orphans

Of the stamps issued during the war years, William B. Hughes says the most interesting are the semipostal stamps. Of particular note is a set of five stamps (Scott B3-B7) issued in May 1915 by Austria.

US Stamps

October 22, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 22: Jimmie Foxx

Jimmie Foxx was a slugging sensation during his 20 Major League seasons, garnering three Most Valuable Player awards, and baseball's Triple Crown.

World Stamps

October 21, 2016 07:00 PM

How to create stamp album pages with your computer

There are three ways to obtain or create album pages with your computer. William F. Sharpe walks you through each one.

US Stamps

October 21, 2016 05:00 PM

Tracking a World War II POW whose mail was ‘Returned to Sender’

The heart of the sender of the letter shown nearby must have skipped a beat when it was returned with the notice, “Returned to Sender By Direction of the War Department Undeliverable as Addressed.”