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.


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.

US Stamps

August 19, 2016 07:00 PM

1899 picture postcard features historic structure and unusual marking

The postcard features an image of New York City's Castle Williams, and includes an unusual postal marking that adds to its charm.

World Stamps

August 19, 2016 05:00 PM

Clinton and Trump are featured on a set of new stamps, but not in the U.S.

Called Race to the White House, these stamps and souvenir sheets feature photographs of the candidates and their spouses.

US Stamps

August 19, 2016 04:41 PM

American First Day Cover Society hosts ceremony for Patriotic Spiral stamps in Virginia

The American First Day Cover Society wasn’t supposed to have a first-day ceremony to open its 2016 Americover show in Falls Church, Va., Aug. 19. But when the United States Postal Service announced Aug. 3 that it was going to issue a 10-stamp booklet and a coil of 10,000 of its new Patriotic Spiral forever stamp in the Washington suburb that day, Chris Lazaroff, chairman of the show, moved into action.

World Stamps

August 19, 2016 01:00 PM

Taking a second look at Scott’s online catalogs: 2017 Australia eCatalogue

One advantage of online catalogs is that there is no shipping charge. Another is that you get immediate access to the catalog after purchase.

US Stamps

August 19, 2016 09:00 AM

How post offices used to make the return of due postage easy: U.S. Stamp Notes

In the good old days, post offices would expend the time and effort to ask for postage needed to complete a delivery.

Postal Updates

August 19, 2016 07:55 AM

USPS package revenue comes at cost, Star Trek stamps on the way: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, John Hotchner looked back at U.S. stamps that prove bold predictions for the future were wrong, and we profiled the “instant” stamps that a pair of countries are issuing for their Rio Olympics medalists.

US Stamps

August 19, 2016 07:00 AM

Check out the technical details for Patriotic Spiral stamps issued Aug. 19

Though issued on the same day, the two stamps with the same design were issued in different cities about 1,000 miles apart.

US Stamps

August 19, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Aug. 19: Ogden Nash

With clever rhymes and satirical insight, Ogden Nash created light verse that recast the everyday world in amusing and uncommon ways.