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.

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.