US Stamps

February 27, 2017 02:00 PM

When the USPS Northern Cardinal stamped envelope was actually issued

After initially posting that the forever stamped envelope was issued on Jan. 8, 2017, the USPS revised that issue date.

US Stamps

February 27, 2017 11:00 AM

WPA Posters ceremony open to the public

Ten stamps showing Depression-era artwork from posters created by the Work Projects Administration (later the Works Progress Administration) will be issued with a ceremony in Hyde Park, N.Y.

US Stamps

February 27, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 27: Alice Hamilton

Described as a "crusader for industrial medicine," Alice Hamilton sought to improve dangerous workplaces while fighting for social reforms.

US Stamps

February 26, 2017 07:00 PM

What is Donald Trump saying from the White House featured on this stamp?

Given that President Trump inspires strong reactions on both ends of the political spectrum, please keep your entries printable.

World Stamps

February 26, 2017 05:00 PM

The legend of William Tell, as told on Switzerland’s stamps

Switzerland is known as the land of William Tell. His story, historically accurate or not, is an important part of the Swiss heritage, even today.

World Stamps

February 26, 2017 02:00 PM

In case you hadn’t noticed, Royal Mail updated several postal products in 2016

Royal Mail decided to update several of its products to better reflect its corporate branding. What changed?

US Stamps

February 26, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 26: Buffalo Bill Cody

Western frontiersman and adventurer Buffalo Bill Cody, a Medal of Honor recipient in 1872, later became a world-famous showman and entertainer.

World Stamps

February 25, 2017 07:00 PM

Stamps to look for from the South African Republic

Stamps listed in the Scott catalogs under Transvaal, another name for the South African Republic, were issued by three different political entities.

World Stamps

February 25, 2017 02:00 PM

How to collect Australia’s Kangaroo and Map issues

On Jan. 2, 1913, stamps in 15 different denominations and colors, all depicting a Kangaroo and Map (a design also known as “Roo and Map”), were issued.

World Stamps

February 25, 2017 08:00 AM

Longtime collector’s No. 1 tip to prospective stamp exhibitors: enjoy yourself

Have you ever considered exhibiting your collection? If so, Donna Houseman has the book for you.

World Stamps

February 25, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 25: Anthony Burgess

British-born writer Anthony Burgess is best known for his 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, but he wrote dozens of other fiction and nonfiction books.

US Stamps

February 24, 2017 07:00 PM

Sleuthing out the tantalizing origins of a waterlogged 1929 CAM 25 cover

Nice finds are made in stamp show junk boxes. So it shouldn't be a surprise this waterlogged cover is more than something salvaged from a damp basement.

US Stamps

February 24, 2017 05:00 PM

Mystery solved: Readers explain ‘Remember S-D Day’ label

What is SD Day? Thirty-five Linn’s readers responded to that question posed by John Hotchner after he came across a label promoting it.

US Stamps

February 24, 2017 01:00 PM

Counterfeit United States 2014 Flag and Fireworks coil stamps have surfaced

On March 3, 2014, the Flag and Fireworks stamp was issued. It didn’t take counterfeiters long to start cranking out realistic fakes.

February 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Former PMG Benjamin Bailar, in 1976 speech, predicted troubles ahead for USPS

Bailar laid out his vision for the Postal Service’s future in a March 8, 1976, speech to the Economic Club of Detroit.

US Stamps

February 24, 2017 07:47 AM

Explaining the $1 black violet Eugene O’Neill stamp, seeing Hillary as president on Liberia sheet: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we looked at the market for Amelia Earhart stamps 80 years after the famed pilot's disappearance.

US Stamps

February 24, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 24: Gen. John Burgoyne

Following his success against the Continental Army in Quebec, Gen. John Burgoyne was forced to surrender to Gen. Horatio Gates at Saratoga in 1777.

Postal Updates

February 23, 2017 09:00 PM

Australia Post boss resigns weeks after his $4.4 million salary was revealed

"He said his departure has nothing to do with outrage over his salary, but rather because he has finished the job he set out to do."

US Stamps

February 23, 2017 07:00 PM

A set of Philippines overprints that is a great buy at Scott value

The stamps commemorated the arrival of the London-Orient flight of a squadron of British seaplanes. Only 6,000 complete sets of the stamps were issued.

US Stamps

February 23, 2017 03:51 PM

Two recent finds, both scarce, document invalid use of U.S. airmail stamps

There is often a question with airmail postage regarding the circumstances under which its use was invalid. Let's learn some answers.