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.

Postal Updates

February 23, 2017 04:00 PM

Benjamin Franklin Bailar, 1934-2017

Mr. Bailar served as the 61st postmaster general for the USPS and enjoyed collecting U.S. stamps depicting his namesake, Benjamin Franklin.

World Stamps

February 23, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 23: George Frideric Handel

German-born Baroque-era composer George Frideric Handel established his home in Great Britain, and has been honored on stamps worldwide.

US Stamps

February 22, 2017 07:00 PM

The story behind a postal card offering a reward for a missing wife

Postal cards publicizing missing horses and stolen cars are nothing too far out of the ordinary. But a missing wife? That's unusual.

World Stamps

February 22, 2017 04:00 AM

Born Feb. 22: Frederic Chopin

Polish-born composer and pianist Frederic Chopin found international, lasting acclaim after he moved to Paris, though he died at just 39 years of age.

US Stamps

February 21, 2017 05:00 PM

When new Depression-era WPA poster art stamps will debut

The Work Projects Administration employed some eight and a half million people, with some constructing and repairing roads, bridges, and airports.

Postal Updates

February 21, 2017 04:30 PM

Stamps.com, Zazzle lodge complaints against proposed USPS rules for computer-generated stamps

The proposed rules, if adopted, could adversely affect product sales, including computer-generated stamps, both firms said in the Federal Register.

US Stamps

February 21, 2017 09:00 AM

Nonprofit USA Star coil stamp of 2017 offers new version of a recent design

The new stamp’s central design is a little smaller than that of the earlier issue, and a blue frame has been added on all sides.

World Stamps

February 21, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 21: King Harald V

Norway's King Harald V was born Feb. 21, 1937, near Oslo. He was named king in 1991 following the death of his father, King Olav V.

World Stamps

February 20, 2017 05:00 PM

Taking a tour of Windsor Castle on new Royal Mail stamps

A set of 10 stamps issued Feb. 15 by Great Britain’s Royal Mail takes a look at Windsor Castle from the inside and the outside.

US Stamps

February 20, 2017 09:00 AM

2016 Flag coil stamps without die cuts and color surface

A plate number strip is lacking all die cuts, and which also shows dramatic color variations that transition between adjacent stamps on the strip.

World Stamps

February 20, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 20: Vincent Massey

Vincent Massey, born in Toronto on Feb. 20, 1887, was the first Canadian-born person chosen to serve as Canada's governor general.

US Stamps

February 19, 2017 07:00 PM

Mystery behind a ‘Fight Bureaucracy!’ postal label solved

Who was behind the label and what was the reason for it? John Hotchner assumed it was a label from the United States, but he was wrong.