World Stamps

August 25, 2016 07:00 PM

Small Queens of Canada: How one sale showcased the stamps’ many usages

“The issue has much to fascinate the serious collector: the great range of collectible varieties, the different printing periods, various perforation measurements, colours and papers.”

World Stamps

August 25, 2016 05:00 PM

Jordan overprints undergo reorganization in upcoming 2017 Scott Classic catalog: Editor’s Insights

Collectors will notice that several stamp sets throughout the catalog have been reorganized to allow for more expanded listings.

US Stamps

August 25, 2016 02:30 PM

Star Trek ceremony tickets from USPS

A limited number of free tickets for the Star Trek first-day ceremony are being made available from the United States Postal Service.

US Stamps

August 25, 2016 01:30 PM

New issue dates for two U.S. holiday stamps

New U.S. stamps marking the Kwanzaa and Christmas holidays will be issued with ceremonies in Charleston, S.C., and Washington, D.C., respectively.

World Stamps

August 25, 2016 01:00 PM

Austria’s dirndl silhouette dress and the world of embroidered stamps

Wayne Chen explores some of the beautiful embroidered stamps from around the world. Switzerland issued the world's first embroidered stamp in 2000.

US Stamps

August 25, 2016 09:00 AM

Hotchner says Service Women FDC ‘one of the most spectacular I’ve ever seen’: U.S. Stamp Notes

John Hotchner says it's “one of the most spectacular first-day covers for the 1952 3¢ Service Women stamp that I’ve ever seen.”

US Stamps

August 25, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Aug. 25: Bret Harte

After experiencing life on the Western frontier first-hand, American author Bret Harte turned his experiences into a series of popular short stories.

World Stamps

August 24, 2016 03:00 PM

Austria Post has issued stamp made of glass

The stamp is a great example of how Austria Post is a pioneer when it comes to innovative stamp material and printing methods.

US Stamps

August 23, 2016 09:15 AM

Stamp honoring Hindu festival of Diwali to be issued Oct. 5 in New York City

The United States Postal Service will issue a forever stamp Oct. 5 in honor of the Hindu festival of Diwali.

US Stamps

August 23, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Aug. 23: Edgar Lee Masters

Poet Edgar Lee Masters authored Spoon River Anthology, based in part on memories and names from his life growing up in rural Illinois.

Postal Updates

August 22, 2016 05:00 PM

U.S. Army’s Buffalo Soldiers honored on new postmark: Postmark Pursuit

Buffalo Soldiers were the men who served in post-Civil War U.S. Army regiments made up of African-American troops.

US Stamps

August 22, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Aug. 22: Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder's large stabiles are displayed in public areas in several U.S. cities, including Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Grand Rapids, Mich.

World Stamps

August 21, 2016 08:00 PM

World Heritage sites on United Nations-Czech Republic joint issue

As part of its long-running World Heritage series, the United Nations Postal Administration is participating in a joint-issue with the Czech Republic’s Ceska Posta. The stamps depict sites in the Czech Republic that have been inscribed on the World Heritage list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, known as UNESCO.

World Stamps

August 21, 2016 09:00 AM

‘Downton Abbey’ setting included in new Royal Mail issue honoring landscape designer Capability Brown

One of the stamps in Great Britain’s new Landscape series is inscribed “Highclere Castle,” but you might know it by another name.

US Stamps

August 21, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Aug. 21: Count Basie

Described as the most enduring of all the Big Band leaders, the innovative Count Basie and his orchestra enjoyed decades of success worldwide.

World Stamps

August 20, 2016 08:00 PM

The sights of Copenhagen you might already have seen on Denmark stamps

Wayne Chen hit all of Copenhagen's notable spots, but the highlight of his visit was the philatelic experience.

Postal Updates

August 20, 2016 04:15 PM

Flooding shuts down Louisiana post offices

Several post offices in Louisiana have been forced to move operations to different facilities because of flooding that has ravaged the state.

World Stamps

August 20, 2016 02:00 PM

Off to the races: the Brown Ribbon semipostal stamps of Germany

During the Third Reich era in Germany, a semipostal stamp was issued each year to support an annual horse race.

Auctions

August 20, 2016 09:00 AM

Auction Galleries Hamburg’s very first auction: What is for sale?

The auction house formerly known as Schwanke Briefmarkenauktionen GmbH was acquired by Christoph Gaertner in July.

US Stamps

August 20, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Aug. 20: Eero Saarinen

Designs by architect Eero Saarinen, including the Gateway Arch and the Dulles Airport terminal, have been featured on multiple U.S. stamps.