Editorial Insights

Former Linn Former Linn's editor Laurence discusses Chronicle at Westpex
Michael Laurence, the former editor-publisher of Linn's Stamp News, has spent the better part of a half century in the world of print journalism. (Read more...)

‘Mails of the Westward Expansion’ provides facinating account of early U.S. mail routes ‘Mails of the Westward Expansion’ provides fascinating account of early U.S. mail routes
Westward expansion in the United States began in earnest in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. (Read more...)

Kudos to U.S. Postal Service for its decision not to reissue Maya Angelou forever stamp Kudos to U.S. Postal Service for its decision not to reissue Maya Angelou forever stamp
Stamp collecting has received a good deal of coverage in the mainstream media of late, courtesy of a misattributed quote that appears on the United States Maya Angelou forever stamp issued April 7. (Read more...)

Used gems from back of the book shine in latest Siegel auction of Curtis collection Used gems from back of the book shine in latest Siegel auction of Curtis collection
Dispersal of the splendid Daniel B. Curtis collection continued March 25, with  (Read more...)

Monday Morning Brief | New look for Linn’s Stamp News Monthly Monday Morning Brief | New look for Linn’s Stamp News Monthly
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Donna Houseman discusses the redesigned Linn’s Stamp News Monthly and some of the regular and new features that will appear in it. (Read more...)

Linn Linn's monthly magazine gets new face lift with greatly expanded stamp content
Beginning in late fall last year, the Linn’s editorial and Amos Media production teams began a top-to-bottom review of the monthly edition of Linn’s. (Read more...)

Stamp Hobby Views: Changes in plate number collecting over the past 120 years Stamp Hobby Views: Changes in plate number collecting over the past 120 years
In 1894, when the Bureau of Engraving and Printing took over the printing of United States stamps, each plate employed was designated by a numeral printed in the margin paper (or selvage). (Read more...)

Departure of NY 2016 executive director leaves critical void in show’s leadership
It came as a surprise to us to learn of Donna Richardson’s departure from World Stamp Show-NY 2016 as executive director. (Read more...)

Sometimes a great philatelic discovery hides in plain sight: on a cover, in this case Sometimes a great philatelic discovery hides in plain sight: on a cover, in this case
Who doesn’t enjoy making a spectacular discovery, one that really gets your heart racing? (Read more...)

Hobby chutzpah: collector asks FDR for duplicate stamps in 1942 Hobby chutzpah: collector asks FDR for duplicate stamps in 1942
Every now and then someone who shares our hobby demonstrates that they have lost their perspective when it comes to stamp collecting. (Read more...)

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