US Stamps

December 09, 2016 09:52 AM

2016 U.S. stamp popularity poll opens, lame duck postal legislation not likely: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we learned what an "impossible to improve upon" classic U.S. stamp sold for at auction.

World Stamps

December 08, 2016 07:00 PM

Christmas elves a popular 2016 holiday stamp subject in Europe

Elves and pixies make an appearance on new Christmas stamps from Sweden, Aland, Denmark, and Latvia.

World Stamps

December 08, 2016 05:00 PM

Market hot for unrevised, unissued Papua New Guinea stamp set

Some unissued Papua New Guinea Ceremonial Structures sets escaped destruction and found their way into the philatelic market.

US Stamps

December 08, 2016 01:00 PM

How planning and preparation can improve your experience at first-day events

For serious collectors, these public events can be a highlight of their hobby activities. Here's how to get ready for them.

US Stamps

December 08, 2016 08:40 AM

Two U.S. stamps in first week of 2017

The U.S. Postal Service will continue its Lunar New Year Series with a new stamp on Jan. 5, 2017. A new Love stamp will be issued two days later.


December 07, 2016 05:00 PM

Priciest lots in Grosvenor’s Great Britain sale should come as no shock

The auction house after the sale said, "Once again the stamp market has failed to panic at a time of worldwide financial uncertainty."


December 06, 2016 05:00 PM

Award-winning airmail collection sold by Regency-Superior

The lots included a 1929 first-flight cover from Rivadavia to Bahia Blanca signed by the pilot (and later children’s book author) Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

US Stamps

December 06, 2016 04:30 PM

APS plans future shows, possible international in 2021

In its Dec. 6 meeting, the American Philatelic Society board chose sites for its 2019 winter show and the 2020 summer show.


December 06, 2016 02:00 PM

Vaccari sale features cover sent from San Marino to fledgling Kingdom of Italy

Bidding on the neat little cover began at €6,500 and ended at €16,000, or $17,000. Vaccari does not charge a buyer’s fee.


December 06, 2016 09:00 AM

Errors, freaks, and oddities highlight Regency-Superior Chicagopex sale

While some stamp errors can strike the uncommitted as picayune or downright ugly, there is no question that many are breathtaking and noteworthy.


December 05, 2016 05:00 PM

Handwritten letter from Fidel Castro: How much did Siegel sell it for?

The 1958 letter describes recent action and concludes with the words “¡buena suerte!” (good luck!) and his distinctive signature, “FideCastro”.


December 05, 2016 02:00 PM

Large Dragon stamp triples its estimate at Kelleher and Rogers sale

Also offered was a withdrawn set of 1953 People’s Republic of China stamps honoring the 35th anniversary of Russia’s October Revolution.


December 05, 2016 09:00 AM

What an ‘impossible to improve upon’ 1851 1¢ Franklin sold for at Bennett auction

It was awarded a grade of 100 jumbo by Professional Stamp Experts (PSE) in 2008, the only example to attain that top grade.


December 04, 2016 05:00 PM

Why a block of 2¢ Queen Victoria stamps topped $10K at Eastern sale

The imperforate block (Scott 77e) is believed to be the only one surviving with the plate imprint from the top of the sheet still attached.

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!