US Stamps

September 21, 2017 05:00 PM

Tell us what Christopher Columbus is pointing at on this 1992 stamp honoring his voyages

The important thing is to use your sense of humor, because entries with a humorous twist have the best chance of winning a prize.

Postal Updates

September 21, 2017 09:00 AM

Date meets ZIP in five Southern California postmarks in September

This week there are five Southern California post offices listed that are having fun with concept of “Date meets ZIP.”

US Stamps

September 20, 2017 07:00 PM

Have you come across plate blocks with no plate numbers?

John Hotchner receives the following question a couple of times a year: “I have a plate block but it has no plate number. How come? Is this valuable?”

US Stamps

September 20, 2017 09:00 AM

The subtle feature of this $1 Woodrow Wilson stamp makes it worth the hunt

Henry Gitner and Rick Miller last tipped this stamp in the Nov. 29, 2010, Stamp Market Tips. It is time to revisit it.

US Stamps

September 19, 2017 09:00 AM

Banned authors exhibit at Spellman museum

The authors include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Jack London, James Joyce, and many others.


September 18, 2017 09:00 AM

Kelleher to serve up ‘Best’ Canal Zone, Cutler Ryukyu collections

The Stanley Cutler Ryukyus collection offers stamps and error varieties, postal history, essays and proofs, revenues, and much more.

Postal Updates

September 17, 2017 05:00 PM

A 17th-century Massachusetts windmill gets a postmark

Each year on the weekend after Labor Day, the Eastham Windmill Weekend offers a parade, craft show, road race, vehicle show, cookouts, and much more.

World Stamps

September 17, 2017 08:00 AM

‘Special Delivery’ attractively presents historic aspects of mail service

A handsome new coffee-table book on the subject of America’s postal system and more debuted in 2016.

US Stamps

September 16, 2017 07:00 PM

45 years and counting: a brief history of Amos-owned Linn’s and Scott catalogs

When Donna Houseman began her journey with Amos Media in 1972, the company was named Sidney Printing and Publishing Co.

World Stamps

September 16, 2017 08:00 AM

Batum issues are few but tricky; stamps of other Georgia regions contested

Stamps of Batum might be among those missing from your album, and some research will quickly tell you why.

US Stamps

September 15, 2017 07:00 PM

Lovers are everywhere on this nifty cover

Linn’s reader Thomas DeJulio of Bronxville, N.Y., has reported another album cover with a famous conductor, Annunzio Paolo Mantovani.

World Stamps

September 15, 2017 11:00 AM

The stamps of short-lived South Kasai, spreadsheet stamp images: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Oct. 2 issue: Charles Snee focuses on a specific $5 stamp available from the United States Postal Service — 23 years after it was issued.

Postal Updates

September 15, 2017 09:00 AM

Surprising finds in USPS report, Legends of Hollywood series in jeopardy: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, readers were introduced to an expansive new collection of essays discussing philatelic forgeries.

US Stamps

September 15, 2017 09:00 AM

U.S. Christmas Carols set of four to be issued Oct. 5 at ASDA show in New York City

The nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps each depict a scene and a phrase evoking one of four Christmas songs.

World Stamps

September 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Vive la France! Paris to host 2024 Olympics

Almost immediately after Paris was selected, France’s La Poste issued an overprinted sheet of stamps in celebration.

World Stamps

September 14, 2017 05:00 PM

Stamps without a name: Luxembourg Europa issue removed from sale

While writing a review about China-related stamps issued in 2017 by different countries, Dingguo Dai noticed that these two stamps had no country name on them.

World Stamps

September 14, 2017 01:45 PM

New British stamps show 24 children’s books published by Ladybird Books

Three books in the Key Words Reading Scheme series are pictured on the first of the two nondenominated first-class stamps.

US Stamps

September 14, 2017 09:00 AM

Vermont Greetings from America stamp depicts living alpine skier

John Hotchner keeps track of living people shown on United States stamps. He has another example to add to the list.

World Stamps

September 13, 2017 05:00 PM

Unissued French colonial airmail stamp offers great bang for your buck

The stamp is popular with collectors of religion on stamps as well as French colonies and India collectors.

World Stamps

September 13, 2017 11:00 AM

New British postage labels depict six events in the history of airmail

Mail by Air is the third set in a series with the theme of mail transportation. The previous two sets in the series were Royal Mail Heritage.