October 22, 2016 09:00 AMThe 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.
October 21, 2016 01:00 PMA 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 19, 2016 10:24 AMAllen 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.