World Stamps

January 23, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 23: Caroline, the Princess of Hanover

Born Princess Caroline of Monaco on Jan. 23, 1957, the princess had been involved in several charities that provide help and services for children.

US Stamps

January 22, 2017 07:00 PM

USPS reveals press sheet quantities for 2016, 2017

All it took was six months of inquiries by Linn's Stamp News and the filing of a Freedom of Information Act request.

World Stamps

January 22, 2017 05:00 PM

A suggested strategy for those interested in collecting Malaysia: Stamp Collecting Basics

The stamps and postal history of Malaysia and its precursors can be quite confusing. Naturally, we have some advice to help your collecting.

US Stamps

January 22, 2017 02:00 PM

Two U.S. stamps are making an unusual Sunday debut

With the Jan. 22 increase in postage rates comes a pair of new stamps for expedited mail services.

World Stamps

January 22, 2017 08:00 AM

What makes Swiss Pro Juventute stamps so special?

For early photogravure printing before the advent of computer-controlled presses, the Swiss Pro Juventute stamps are right up there at the top in quality.

World Stamps

January 22, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 22: U Thant

Burmese educator and diplomat U Thant served as secretary general of the United Nations for 10 years following the death of Dag Hammarskjold.


January 21, 2017 07:00 PM

Long-absent Jenny Invert: When and where Hindman is selling it

Absent from public view for almost a century, the whereabouts of this stamp were unknown until it was brought to light Jan. 3.

World Stamps

January 21, 2017 05:00 PM

A stamp set that is not valued in Scott catalogs, but still sought after

The lack of values in this case means that the Scott editors did not have enough sales data to establish values for this set.

World Stamps

January 21, 2017 08:00 AM

How Britain’s regional stamps have changed over the years

In response to public demand, in 1958, the British Post Office issued stamps for Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man.

US Stamps

January 21, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 21: Stonewall Jackson

After serving in 1846-48 Mexican-American War, Stonewall Jackson became a prominent Confederate military leader in the Civil War.

US Stamps

January 20, 2017 07:00 PM

Army Sergeant’s whimsical ‘free’ labels found on World War II covers

“Free” and other decorative labels on soldier’s mail of World War II are not often seen, but there are many different examples that can be found.


January 20, 2017 05:00 PM

Lovely Cape of Good Hope color error highlights massive Gaertner auction

In the 36th of its trademark gargantuan sales, the auction firm of Christoph Gaertner will be offering a broad range of worldwide philatelic material.

World Stamps

January 20, 2017 01:00 PM

Canada’s final five UNESCO World Heritage Sites stamps: What’s on them?

The UNESCO World Heritage sites are designated by the United Nations for preservation as places of outstanding cultural, natural, and historic importance.

US Stamps

January 20, 2017 09:15 AM

New 1983 Official Mail error variety discovered, postmark honors Trump’s Inauguration Day: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, explained why FDC servicing might be quicker in 2017, and we why a Canal Zone postal card is worth looking out for.

World Stamps

January 20, 2017 09:00 AM

There are stamps paying tribute to Donald Trump as president, but they’re not from the U.S.

Even before the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration, Donald Trump had already been honored on a handful of stamps.

World Stamps

January 20, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 20: DeForest Kelley

American actor DeForest Kelley found fame as chief medical officer Leonard McCoy on the TV series Star Trek, and in a series of Star Trek feature films.

World Stamps

January 19, 2017 07:00 PM

Navigating the International Society of World Wide Stamp Collectors website

The International Society of World Wide Stamp Collectors site has lots of free information, and also includes links to member-only benefits.

World Stamps

January 19, 2017 01:00 PM

Ancient history on new stamps from Royal Mail

The stamps “give a timeline across thousands of years of history, from a glimpse of Stone Age ritual of 11,000 years ago, to the Iron Age of some 300 BC.”

US Stamps

January 19, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 19: Janis Joplin

With her powerful and passionate voice, Janis Joplin shot to stardom with Big Brother and the Holding Company, landing a No. 1 album in 1968.

US Stamps

January 18, 2017 05:00 PM

Keep your eyes peeled for this Danish West Indies stamp

Stamps of the colony are of interest to Danish and Scandinavian collectors as well as to collectors of U.S. stamps.