World Stamps

December 04, 2016 09:00 AM

The stamp Denmark issued to mark 150 years without serfdom

The Danish postal administration had been soliciting new stamp designs through competitions throughout the 1930s, and announced a contest for the intended Abolition of Villenage issue in January 1938.


December 04, 2016 08:00 AM

The set of Bavarian mint sheets that brought $1.68 million at Gaertner sale

Many of the sheets in the set, which were described as “museum-quality,” were unique or one of just two surviving.


December 04, 2016 07:00 AM

Inverted Jenny tops Siegel sale of Irwin Weinberg collection

Though his days as caretaker of the 1¢ Magenta were behind him, Weinberg's inventory included many other rare and important stamps.

World Stamps

December 03, 2016 07:00 PM

The quads, crosses and costs of the first Austria and Lombardy-Venetia stamps

Sergio Sismondo concludes his series with the quads, crosses and costs of those first Austria and Lombardy-Venetia stamps.

World Stamps

December 03, 2016 05:00 PM

A set of classic stamps that will make you feel young again: Tip of the Week

Collecting classics has increased in popularity recently, as collectors have tried to recapture the joy of their youth.

US Stamps

December 03, 2016 02:00 PM

It’s time to cast your ballot in Linn’s U.S. stamp popularity poll

Linn’s 2016 U.S. stamp popularity poll is a fun way to express your opinion on the stamps issued by the United States Postal Service. Vote today!

World Stamps

December 03, 2016 09:00 AM

What France’s special Sinking Fund stamps raised money for

The heading “Sinking Fund Issues” appears in Scott’s France semipostal listings. These three words introduce 18 stamps with an unusual story.

US Stamps

December 03, 2016 08:00 AM

Linn’s 2016 U.S. stamp popularity poll opens

In 2016, the number of stamps issued by the USPS rose to 154, including 15 stamp varieties issued without die cuts.

US Stamps

December 03, 2016 09:00 AM

Online voting open for 2016 U.S. stamp popularity poll

In 2016, the United States Postal Service issued 154 varieties of stamps and postal stationery.

World Stamps

December 02, 2016 07:00 PM

Why was this 1970 cover from Rhodesia rejected?

Rhodesia’s postage was not recognized as internationally valid in the 1970s because of the government’s political maneuvering.

World Stamps

December 02, 2016 05:00 PM

The story of Switzerland’s World War I Peace commemoratives

The set seems well suited to this time of year when so many of us give thanks and pause to consider the value of human harmony and cooperation.

World Stamps

December 02, 2016 03:00 PM

Explore stamps from the world’s largest island: Stamp Collecting Basics

Getting to know something about almost every country that has ever existed is one of the benefits of collecting stamps from around the world.

US Stamps

December 02, 2016 01:00 PM

The collectible newspaper stamps of Wells Fargo

Many of the newspaper stamps are pricey, but some are quite affordable, especially in unused condition.

US Stamps

December 02, 2016 09:30 AM

One stunning stamp discovery made and 40 new 2017 U.S. issues announced: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we delved into why the latest FIP election is causing tension in top philatelic circles.

Postal Updates

December 02, 2016 09:20 AM

Don’t look for major postal legislation from lame duck Congress

Congress, now in its lame duck session, is not likely to pass legislation to improve the financial picture of the U.S. Postal Service.

US Stamps

December 01, 2016 07:00 PM

Historic contents can lurk inside ordinary covers

Many covers that appear ordinary on the outside contain enclosures that are significant to the overall value of the cover.

US Stamps

December 01, 2016 05:00 PM

Two varieties that have confused collectors for nearly 50 years

Collectors often ask about these items and even submit them for expertizing, wondering or hoping that they might be rare errors.

Postal Updates

November 29, 2016 03:43 PM

Popular forever stamps a headache for postal auditors

United States forever stamps have been a big hit with the public. But for postal auditors, they’ve been something of a headache.

US Stamps

November 29, 2016 09:00 AM

Council for Postal Collectors to be formed after recent summit meeting

The new group of hobby leaders will consider a summary of points from the Summit on the Future of Philately and develop action plans.

World Stamps

November 28, 2016 09:00 AM

Why the recent FIP election is stirring up strong dissent among the APS and others

The United States and Great Britain were unexpectedly shut out from philately’s worldwide organizing body.