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What’s on the minds of Linn’s readers? What’s on the minds of Linn’s readers about expertizing?
I’m enjoying the questions that have been coming in from Linn’s readers regarding various facets of expertizing United States and other stamps. (Read more...)

What is your favorite British commemorative? What is your favorite British commemorative?
Great Britain’s Royal Mail launched a website Jan. 2 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its commemorative stamp program. (Read more...)

Three upright Jenny Invert panes given away Three upright Jenny Invert panes given away, but no more
The United States Postal Service has provided three lucky collectors with one pane each of the upright $2 Jenny Invert stamp, a variety intentionally created by the Postal Service that has proven to be worth many thousands of dollars. (Read more...)

Sheep, goats pictured on stamps for the year of ram Sheep and goats pictured on stamps for the year of the ram
Many recent and upcoming stamps feature sheep or goats in conjunction with the year of the ram, which will begin Feb. 19. (Read more...)

Ecuador’s first airmails could be used in more ways than one Ecuador’s first airmails could be used in more ways than one
In May 1929 Ecuador issued a series of eight airmail stamps (Scott C8-C15). Shown here is the second of the issues, a 5-centavo stamp depicting (as all the denominations do) an aircraft flying over the River Guayas. (Read more...)

What would you do if someone asked you to invest $100,000 in stamps for them?
It’s an intriguing question, isn’t it? (Read more...)

Postally used U.S. commems on cover are elusive Postally used U.S. commemoratives on cover are elusive
Although the United States Postal Service continues to produce millions of commemorative stamps each year, they are increasingly hard to find postally used. (Read more...)

ASDA seeks executive director
The American Stamp Dealers Association is reviewing a field of potential candidates for the position of executive director following the resignation of interim executive director Evan “Van” Siegling. (Read more...)

U.S. Forever Hearts ceremony details
The first-day ceremony for the two Forever Hearts forever stamps will take place at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22 at the Virginia Museum of the Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Va. General admission to the museum is free. (Read more...)

U.S. Patriotic Waves stamp bears $2 denomination U.S. Patriotic Waves stamp bears $2 denomination
The United States Postal Service will issue a new $2 Patriotic Waves stamp Jan. 30 in panes of 10. (Read more...)

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