US Stamps

March 24, 2017 07:00 PM

Did this ‘Bottle Mail’ cover have a close encounter with Hurricane Carol?

The progression of events recorded on the “Bottle Mail” cover is not entirely clear, but the hurricane to which it refers was frighteningly real.

US Stamps

March 24, 2017 05:00 PM

Sextet of stamps serves up ‘delicioso’ foods from Caribbean, south of the border

The Delicioso set of six nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps shows illustrations depicting tamales, flan, sancoho, empanadas, chile relleno, and ceviche.

Postal Updates

March 24, 2017 02:30 PM

U.S. Postal Service pushing PRC to lift 10-year cap on stamp price increases

The price cap has proven not to be enough to keep the nation’s mail system from running huge deficits, the USPS said in a March 20 filing with the PRC.

US Stamps

March 24, 2017 02:20 PM

Two new U.S. stamps in the works

The United States Postal Service will issue its new global forever stamp and a 3¢ Strawberries coil stamp during the opening days of two stamp shows.

World Stamps

March 24, 2017 01:00 PM

The Smurfs and emoji deliver messages of happiness on new stamps

The United Arab Emirates selected a smiley face and other symbolic designs for its eight International Day of Happiness stamps.

US Stamps

March 24, 2017 11:45 AM

More U.S. counterfeits surface, some peculiar ‘coin stamps’: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we have an exploration of silver stamps from the Netherlands, and U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John Hotchner learns about "coin stamps," a type of cinderella issue.

US Stamps

March 24, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 24: Edward Weston

Edward Weston gained prominence as a photographer during the first half of the 20th century. He was honored on a 37¢ stamp issued in 2002.

US Stamps

March 23, 2017 07:00 PM

Unassuming 1¢ 1861 cover carries hidden demonetized treasure

How many stamps are on this 1862 cover? The answer might surprise you, as Wayne Youngblood explains in this month's The Odd Lot column.

World Stamps

March 23, 2017 05:00 PM

Great Britain sends David Bowie first-day covers into space for contest

All 52 covers were launched in a single, large, helium-filled balloon that included a black box with a tracking device and cameras to record the launch and the trip into the Earth’s atmosphere.

World Stamps

March 23, 2017 01:00 PM

East Germany Central Courier Official stamps in demand

Most of the demand appears to be for complete sets. Single stamps and multiples occasionally turn up unrecognized in stamp mixtures and cinderella lots.

World Stamps

March 23, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 23: Akira Kurosawa

The famous director created more than 30 films over the course of his half-century career, earning an Academy Award in 1990 for lifetime achievement.

US Stamps

March 22, 2017 05:00 PM

Computer-vended postage stamp inverts fun to collect

What happens when the paper is loaded into the machine the wrong way? You end up with some nifty computer-vended stamp inverts.

World Stamps

March 22, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 22: William Shatner

The Canadian-born star of the the 1960s TV series Star Trek returned to the role of Captain Kirk for a successful series of Star Trek feature films.

Postal Updates

March 21, 2017 05:00 PM

Stamp show cancel from Arcadia, Ohio, commemorates Amelia Earhart

The stamp design, based on a black-and-white photograph, shows Earhart standing in front of her Lockheed Electra airplane, the same plane that would disappear without a trace on July 2, 1937.

US Stamps

March 21, 2017 02:30 PM

Siegel to sell APRL Jenny Invert stamp recovered in 2016

One of two 24¢ Jenny Invert error stamps owned by the American Philatelic Research Library will be auctioned by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries.

World Stamps

March 21, 2017 09:00 AM

Three-way joint issue honors 50th wedding anniversary of Denmark’s royal couple

Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland will participate in a three-way joint issue in May to celebrate the golden wedding anniversary of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik

World Stamps

March 21, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 21: Benito Juarez

An orphan at age 3, Benito Juarez rose to become chief justice of Mexico's Supreme Court, and then served as president for more than a decade.

US Stamps

March 20, 2017 07:00 PM

When a cancel becomes a crime against stamp collecting

The USPS has done some work to educate its staff that collectors are important to the organization as a source of revenue — but obviously not enough.

World Stamps

March 20, 2017 05:00 PM

A bouquet of spring and summer flowers bloom on recent stamps

In preparation for spring, several postal administrations issued stamps in February and March depicting flowers.

US Stamps

March 20, 2017 05:00 PM

What the USPS is citing as the culprit for poor Classics Forever centering

During the months after their June 2016 issue, Linn’s began taking notice of the centering of the Classics Forever stamps.