October 21, 2016 08:15 AM

Rare Chinese overprint offered, third U.S. Christmas stamp planned: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we profiled a U.S. stamp that's popular among Chinese collectors, and reported on a new rate hike proposal from the United States Postal Service.

US Stamps

October 21, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 21: Carrie Fisher

Famed for her role as Leia Organa in the Star Wars film series, Carrie Fisher is also an author whose latest book, The Princess Diarist, is a memoir.

World Stamps

October 20, 2016 07:00 PM

A good way to enter the very active colonial stamp set market: Tip of The Week

British and French colonial issues are most popular, but don’t overlook those of Portugal and Spain.

Postal Updates

October 20, 2016 05:00 PM

Postmark honors American Philatelic Research Library’s long-awaited opening

The library's move to its new facility is being celebrated with a dinner and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 29.

World Stamps

October 20, 2016 01:00 PM

The easy-to-collect keytype stamps of Moheli: Stamp Collecting Basics

Our latest Stamp Collecting Basics post focuses on the short-lived keytype stamps of a former French colony in the Indian Ocean.

Postal Updates

October 20, 2016 11:25 AM

Parcel delivery could be the future of the U.S. Postal Service

Parcel delivery is the one segment of the mail that has grown dramatically, while first-class letters continue to decline.

US Stamps

October 20, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 20: Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi, who appeared in more than 100 films, was also an active stamp collector. He is best known for his title role in the 1931 movie Dracula.

US Stamps

October 19, 2016 05:00 PM

U.S. stamp’s earliest documented use finally confirmed

Until the recently published 2017 Scott U.S. Specialized catalog, there was no EDU date listed for the Type II Oliver Wendell Holmes coil stamp.

US Stamps

October 19, 2016 10:24 AM

Allen Kane celebrated at first-day ceremony for Florentine Madonna and Child stamp

The United States Postal Service dedicated its 2016 Florentine Madonna and Child Christmas stamp with tributes to Italy and a former postal official who has hosted many of Washington’s first-day ceremonies. The Oct. 18 release of the forever holiday stamp drew a small audience of about 150 people to the National Postal Museum on Capitol Hill.

US Stamps

October 19, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 19: John McLoughlin

As a business and community leader in the Pacific Northwest, John McLoughlin was a prominent force in the establishment of the Oregon Territory.

World Stamps

October 18, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 18: Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Pierre Trudeau served as prime minister of Canada for more than 15 years. He is the father of the country's current prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

World Stamps

October 17, 2016 12:33 AM

‘Finest ever’ collection of West Indies revenue stamps displayed

The Royal Philatelic Society London was privileged to see a display and presentation of Michael Medlicott's revenues.

US Stamps

October 16, 2016 07:00 PM

Nativity forever stamp: When and where the third 2016 U.S. Christmas stamp will be issued

The stamp will be the second U.S. Christmas stamp with a religious theme issued within a three-week period.

US Stamps

October 16, 2016 02:00 PM

U.S. Hanukkah stamp gets a new look

“The 2016 Hanukkah stamp features a warm, elegant illustration of a holiday menorah in the window of a home,” the USPS says.

World Stamps

October 16, 2016 08:00 AM

Meet the Linn’s editors who bring almost 120 years of experience to every issue

Our readers likely know little about the writers who put together their stamp news week after week. Let's change that.

World Stamps

October 15, 2016 03:55 PM

The spooky subjects that are featured on new stamps of the world

The crop includes six stamps from Jersey illustrating local myths and legends of the island in the English Channel.


October 15, 2016 02:51 PM

Rare Chinese overprint stamp headlines Kelleher sale

The unused stamp has its original gum and is described as displaying rich vivid colors, and as one of only 52 examples issued.

World Stamps

October 15, 2016 02:46 PM

Subjects of 2017 U.N. stamps revealed

The crop includes a new Chinese Lunar Calendar stamp, and new issues in its Flag, Endangered Species, and World Heritage series.

World Stamps

October 15, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 15: King Carol II

King Carol II, ruler of Romania from 1930 until 1940, was a stamp collector who once owned Sweden's famous Treskillng Yellow error of color.

World Stamps

October 14, 2016 07:00 PM

Gone, but not forgotten? Heroes of science honored on stamps

These are individuals of great accomplishment who are not currently recognized globally to any great extent.