May 27, 2017 07:00 AMIn the path of totality: where and when the Total Solar Eclipse stamp will debut Part of the new nondenominated (49¢) Total Solar Eclipse forever stamp is printed with a thermochromic material that will normally appear as a black disk on the stamp, representing the moon blocking the sun, as viewed from Earth.
May 26, 2017 07:00 PMTerry Fox and his Marathon of Hope run by once more on Canada 150 stamp The stamp is part of a set to be issued June 1 honoring historic moments from the last 50 years as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The stamps are being revealed one at a time at different locations throughout Canada.
May 26, 2017 03:00 PMMachin 50th anniversary, the Brunswick Circus Girl, and the end of U.S. postage due stamps: Inside Linn’s Stamp News Also in the June 12 isssue of Linn’s, The Odd Lot columnist Wayne Youngblood reveals the fascinating origins of the Brunswick Circus Girl cinderella stamp.
May 26, 2017 01:00 PMStamp featuring Capt. Cook at Poverty Bay a bright spot in New Zealand market Captain Cook is a popular stamp-collecting topic. In 1935, New Zealand issued a 2-shilling Captain Cook Landing at Poverty Bay stamp (Scott 197). In 1937, the stamp received a vertical “Official” overprint to become an Official stamp (Scott O71).
May 24, 2017 05:00 PMEid stamp from Canada includes elements from Islamic architecture The nondenominated, “P” domestic-rate (85¢) stamp was issued May 24 to recognize “Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, two of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims in Canada and worldwide,” according to Canada Post. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. This year Eid al-Fitr begins on the evening of June 25 and ends June 26.
May 24, 2017 01:15 PMPresident Trump’s 2018 budget resurrects unpopular USPS cost-cutting initiatives The president’s long-awaited ideas were contained on page 1207 of an annex to Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget, released May 23. That’s where the president urged Congress to give the U.S. Postal Service “authority to reduce mail delivery frequency where there is a business case for doing so.”
May 21, 2017 05:00 PMCanada 150 stamp honors the highway that connects the country Although the Canada 150 Trans-Canada Highway stamp was unveiled in Saskatchewan, the design depicts a scene of Alberta with a green and white highway sign marked “Trans Canada” “1” “Alberta” and “West” in the foreground, and a forest and the Rocky Mountains in the background.