US Stamps

January 16, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 16: Dizzy Dean

As part of the St. Louis Cardinals' "Gashouse Gang" in 1934, pitcher Dizzy Dean won 30 games and led the team to a national championship.

World Stamps

January 15, 2017 07:00 PM

How an unopened bundle of 1898 Philippines stamp sheets might have made its way to my stamp room

Every once in a while, collectors come across something that is really cool. That happened to Don Peterson recently.

US Stamps

January 15, 2017 05:00 PM

The most Christmas seals we’ve ever seen on one cover

We have a new champion in the category of most Christmas seals on a single cover. Have a look.

US Stamps

January 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Why you can expect speedier FDC servicing in 2017

Along with the consolidation of first-day cover servicing at USPS Cancellation Services comes a change in the address format that collectors should use.

US Stamps

January 15, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr.

American civil rights leader and Nobel laureate Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against injustice and led peaceful protests in an effort to transform the nation and the world.

Postal Updates

January 14, 2017 07:00 PM

This postmark honors an inauguration, but not Donald Trump’s

There will be a Jan. 20 postmark from Washington, D.C., commemorating the United States presidential inauguration. But this one is different.

World Stamps

January 14, 2017 05:00 PM

Pope Francis meets artist whose painting inspired a Vatican stamp

A photographer captured the philatelic moment at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican.

World Stamps

January 14, 2017 08:00 AM

The Mongolian stamps that are gaining popularity

With virtually no immigration from Mongolia to the U.S. and little cross-cultural contact, there are not many U.S. collectors who specialize in Mongolia.

World Stamps

January 14, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 14: Albert Schweitzer

Honored on stamps from many countries, Albert Schweitzer is recognized as a humanitarian and a religious researcher and philosopher

US Stamps

January 13, 2017 07:00 PM

When and where the newest Black Heritage series stamp will be issued

The new nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamp will honor civil rights advocate Dorothy Height.

World Stamps

January 13, 2017 04:01 PM

The British stamp legacy of the late Lord Snowdon

The former brother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II and society photographer Lord Snowdon died Jan. 13 at age 86.

US Stamps

January 13, 2017 05:00 PM

Collector discovers error variety of 1983 Official Mail coil stamp

Robert E. Thompson found the error stamp on a cover that was part of an auction lot comprised of about 3,000 Official Mail covers.

World Stamps

January 13, 2017 01:00 PM

How United Nations stamps are celebrating the year of the rooster

The latest issue in the United Nations Postal Administration’s Chinese Lunar Calendar series is due out soon.

US Stamps

January 13, 2017 08:31 AM

More 2017 U.S. stamps announced, new details on JFK issue released: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we learned more about the recently resurfaced Inverted Jenny stamp error, and took a trip to a tiny country that issues a ton of stamps.

World Stamps

January 13, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 13: Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom's film roles have taken him from Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings to the open seas in The Pirates of the Caribbean.

World Stamps

January 12, 2017 07:00 PM

A great way to share your opinions on the stamp hobby

By using Disqus to comment, readers can share their opinions and engage with other collectors.

US Stamps

January 12, 2017 05:00 PM

The Bowlsby split-grill coupon essays, explained

By 1865, the National Bank Note Company was determined to acquire the rights to any and all prevention and reuse patents that might pose a threat to their contract to produce United States postage stamps. George Bowlsby’s coupon essay patent was one of these acquisitions.

Postal Updates

January 12, 2017 12:30 AM

Marshall Emery named acting director of National Postal Museum

Emery worked for 25 years for the United States Postal Service before joining the Washington museum in 2006.

World Stamps

January 12, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 12: Tim Horton

Known today for the popular restaurant chain that bears his name, Tim Horton was honored by Canada Post as a star of the National Hockey League.

US Stamps

January 11, 2017 05:00 PM

A Canal Zone postal card to be on the lookout for

Mint examples and postal cards with first-day cancels are plentiful, but you will be lucky to find one commercially or privately used.