World Stamps

February 20, 2017 05:00 PM

Taking a tour of Windsor Castle on new Royal Mail stamps

A set of 10 stamps issued Feb. 15 by Great Britain’s Royal Mail takes a look at Windsor Castle from the inside and the outside.

US Stamps

February 20, 2017 09:00 AM

2016 Flag coil stamps without die cuts and color surface

A plate number strip is lacking all die cuts, and which also shows dramatic color variations that transition between adjacent stamps on the strip.

World Stamps

February 20, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 20: Vincent Massey

Vincent Massey, born in Toronto on Feb. 20, 1887, was the first Canadian-born person chosen to serve as Canada's governor general.

US Stamps

February 19, 2017 07:00 PM

Mystery behind a ‘Fight Bureaucracy!’ postal label solved

Who was behind the label and what was the reason for it? John Hotchner assumed it was a label from the United States, but he was wrong.

World Stamps

February 19, 2017 05:00 PM

Hillary Clinton is president on souvenir sheet for sale on eBay

The firm selling them told Linn’s that it has 40 examples of the Clinton sheet, and said that it did not know if others existed.

US Stamps

February 19, 2017 09:00 AM

80 years after Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, there’s demand for her 1963 U.S. stamp

If you have holdings of mint panes of 50 of the 8¢ Amelia Earhart stamp, now is a good time to offer them for sale.

World Stamps

February 19, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 19: Sven Hedin

As Sven Hedin traveled through uncharted areas of Asia, the Swedish explorer recorded his findings, and published them upon his return.


February 18, 2017 07:00 PM

Bidding begins at €20,000 for German colony rarity in Auction Galleries Hamburg sale

The stamp was part of a cover sent by the German postmaster of Togo to a friend in Freiburg, Germany.

US Stamps

February 18, 2017 05:00 PM

Patience and a good microscope reveal numerous Overrun Countries varieties

One of the first sets Keith Lichtman ever owned was the 1944 5¢ Overrun Countries. It was later that he learned about the set's reverse printings.

US Stamps

February 18, 2017 08:00 AM

Diaries that reveal what happened to missing WWII hero Raoul Wallenberg

The end of Raoul Wallenberg's story can now be told, courtesy of the granddaughter of Ivan A. Serov, the head of the Soviet KGB from 1954 to 1958.

US Stamps

February 18, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 18: Wendell Willkie

A successful attorney and business executive, Wendell Willkie secured the Republican nomination to run against Franklin Roosevelt in 1940.

US Stamps

February 17, 2017 07:00 PM

The $1 black violet Eugene O’Neill stamp, explained

Sometime in the early 1970s, the BEP inadvertently printed a small quantity of the Eugene O’Neill stamp in the wrong color.

US Stamps

February 17, 2017 03:00 PM

Which cause should benefit from future U.S semipostal stamps?

Semipostals are stamps sold at a price greater than the postal value of the stamp. The additional charge is designated for a specific purpose or cause.

World Stamps

February 17, 2017 01:00 PM

The website devoted to getting kids into stamp collecting

Robert W. Martin is a stamp collector who runs the website

Postal Updates

February 17, 2017 09:00 AM

USPS reports $1.4 billion profit, counterfeit 2015 Love stamps surface: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we profiled a U.S. Official stamp that is easily misidentified and reported on a bill to sustain the U.S. Postal Service.

US Stamps

February 17, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 17: Maj. Gen. John Sullivan

John Sullivan commanded Continental Army troops during the American Revolution and led a 1779 expedition against Indians allied with loyalists.

World Stamps

February 16, 2017 07:00 PM

Be on the lookout for these beautiful bicolor stamps of French Congo

French colonial issues are known for long sets of attractive bicolor pictorial stamps, and French Congo is no exception.

World Stamps

February 16, 2017 05:00 PM

The 10 designs that make up Sudan’s 1962 definitive issue

Many collectors and dealers suggest introducing youngsters to stamp collecting in order to promote the hobby. This set would be the perfect introduction.

World Stamps

February 16, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 16: Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin

A pioneer in botanical research in the Americas, Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin recorded his findings in scientific volumes published in Europe.

World Stamps

February 15, 2017 05:00 PM

Dramatic Canadian Opera commemoratives have taken the stage

Bold colors and dark tales mingle in a striking new five-design issue celebrating Canadian opera.