Postal Updates

October 24, 2016 03:23 PM

Recent UPU congress provides ‘reasonable compromise’ for USPS parcel costs

UPU congress provides a ‘reasonable compromise’ regarding the Postal Service's costs for inbound international parcels.

World Stamps

October 24, 2016 02:00 PM

How European postal administrations cooperate to address philatelic topics

The goal of the Sepac organization and conference is to discuss various philatelic matters of interest to 13 European postal administrations.

World Stamps

October 24, 2016 09:00 AM

United Nations Postal Administration offers new issues at New York event

The stamps being celebrated were the COP17 World Wildlife Conference — Eye on Africa set of three souvenir sheets of four stamps, which were officially issued Sept. 23, and the World Post set of 10 stamps, which were being officially released on the day of the ceremony.

US Stamps

October 24, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 24: Moss Hart

A legend of the Broadway theater, Moss Hart's successful comedies include the Pulitzer Prize-winner You Can't Take It With You in 1936.

World Stamps

October 23, 2016 07:00 PM

Isle of Man stamp shows Dorothy’s ruby slipper from ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The stamps represent six shows that have been staged on the Isle of Man over the years.

World Stamps

October 23, 2016 02:00 PM

Stamps commemorate the theme days of Taiwan’s Philataipei show

The international stamp show and world championship exhibition is taking place Oct. 21-26 in Taipei, Taiwan.

World Stamps

October 23, 2016 09:00 AM

U.N.’s 17 ‘sustainable development goals’ honored on new set of stamps

The UNPA is highlighting its sustainable development goals on stamps being issued Oct. 24, United Nations Day.

World Stamps

October 23, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 23: Louis Riel

A leader of the 1870 Red River Rebellion, Louis Riel represented the Metis communities that resisted the Canadian government.


October 22, 2016 07:00 PM

Highly regarded dealer’s collection, including Jenny Invert, offered by Siegel

Irwin Weinberg died May 2 at age 88. He is known for his stint as part owner and guardian of the world's most valuable stamp.

US Stamps

October 22, 2016 02:00 PM

The U.S. stamp that’s in demand by Chinese collectors

For the second straight week, our experts tip off philatelists to a U.S. stamp which is popular due to its demand in China.

World Stamps

October 22, 2016 09:00 AM

The Austrian semipostal stamps that raised money for war widows and orphans

Of the stamps issued during the war years, William B. Hughes says the most interesting are the semipostal stamps. Of particular note is a set of five stamps (Scott B3-B7) issued in May 1915 by Austria.

US Stamps

October 22, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 22: Jimmie Foxx

Jimmie Foxx was a slugging sensation during his 20 Major League seasons, garnering three Most Valuable Player awards, and baseball's Triple Crown.

World Stamps

October 21, 2016 07:00 PM

How to create stamp album pages with your computer

There are three ways to obtain or create album pages with your computer. William F. Sharpe walks you through each one.

US Stamps

October 21, 2016 05:00 PM

Tracking a World War II POW whose mail was ‘Returned to Sender’

The heart of the sender of the letter shown nearby must have skipped a beat when it was returned with the notice, “Returned to Sender By Direction of the War Department Undeliverable as Addressed.”

World Stamps

October 21, 2016 01:00 PM

A simple explanation of stamp-collecting terminology

Linn’s receives requests from readers for stories on postal history. Sometimes the collector is referring to postal history, but often the writer is requesting stories about history on stamps, or about cover collecting. What are the differences?


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.