Editorial Insights

State of stamp collecting from Great Britain: 'Guardian' report highlights familiar themes
A Linn’s reader from Minnesota was kind enough to send me an article about the state of the stamp hobby that was published in April 2013 in the Guardian newspaper in Great Britain. (Read more...)

Scott editors putting final touches on 2015 United States specialized catalog
As I write this column in late July, the Scott catalog editors are hard at work getting the last few value changes and editorial enhancements ready for the 2015 edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers. (Read more...)

Time to get ready for APS Stampshow in Hartford, Conn.
Stampshow, the largest stamp hobby show and exhibition in the country, is just days away. (Read more...)

EBay ends stamp oversight program; Linn’s digital delivery two days earlier
Linn’s reported last week that eBay, the giant online commerce site, decided to shutter its popular oversight programs that helped identify and remove problematic stamp listings. (Read more...)

Amos Press name change to Amos Media reflects need to embrace the digital age
Effective July 1, Amos Press Inc. officially changes its name to Amos Media Company. (Read more...)

First upright Jenny Invert pane to be sold blows away editor’s market speculation
When it became known that the United States Postal Service had intentionally printed 100 $2 Jenny Invert panes of six with the plane flying upright, I and others began speculating about potential market value. (Read more...)

Enjoy stamp collecting as a hobby, not an investment
Stamps have been in the news a fair bit of late. (Read more...)

1856 1¢ Magenta of British Guiana finds new collector owner after 34 years
After months of hype and anticipation, the fate of the world’s most valuable stamp was decided in a matter of minutes June 17 at the Sotheby’s auction gallery in New York City. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: Stellar Brandon CSA collection Stellar Brandon CSA collection, long hidden, reveals its beauty to a new generation
To say that Ralph Brandon had a passion for collecting the stamps and postal history of the Confederate States of America is an understatement. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: New book on development of postage dues Collectors Club of Chicago publishes new book on development of postage dues
Harry K. Charles has pursued United States postage due stamps with passion and zeal for many decades. (Read more...)

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