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 II 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.

World Stamps

November 27, 2016 07:00 PM

New Luxembourg semipostal shows Ford Model T

A 1924 green Model T assembled by Ford France in Bordeaux is pictured on a semipostal in the Cars of Yesteryear series.

Postal Updates

November 27, 2016 05:00 PM

Pearl Harbor attack remembered on new pictorial postmarks

Two pictorial postmarks in this week’s listings commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese military attack on Dec. 7, 1941.

World Stamps

November 27, 2016 09:00 AM

Views of a minimalist Christmas: keeping the stamp designs simple

For this year’s Christmas stamps, several postal administrations appear to have taken a minimalist approach in design.

US Stamps

November 26, 2016 07:00 PM

Getting into the Christmas spirit with new cartoon caption contest

There's something weird about this 1988 U.S. Christmas stamp, which makes it an ideal candidate for the December cartoon caption contest.

World Stamps

November 26, 2016 05:00 PM

The market for a Black Swan stamp from Down Under

Stamps of Australia and Australian states have long been popular with American collectors, because the two countries share a similar history and frontier culture.

World Stamps

November 26, 2016 09:00 AM

Visit remote Pitcairn Islands through their stamps, both old and new

Don’t be surprised that Pitcairn relies on revenue from postage stamps; many of the world’s small, poorer countries do.

US Stamps

November 25, 2016 07:00 PM

Stunning discovery of U.S. Columbian stamp pane reported in Germany

The sheet is the only known complete pane of the $2 stamp from the very first U.S. commemorative series.

US Stamps

November 25, 2016 05:00 PM

How organizations helped sell the Christmas seal

Postcards with greetings from organizations are unusual, so John Hotchner was pleased to snap one up.

US Stamps

November 25, 2016 01:00 PM

The stamp that features a U.S. president who might sound familiar: Tip of the Week

Believe it or not, President-elect Trump has some surprising similarities to one of his predecessors.