Editorial Insights

Secure future for stamp collecting means developing, nurturing new stamp dealers
We receive with great regularity letters from readers who lament the graying of the hobby. With each passing year, they remind us, the average stamp collector is getting older. (Read more...)

Stamp expertizing: more than just identification
John Hotchner’s periodic Linn’s U.S. Stamp Notes articles on the subject of expertizing, as well as Editor Charles Snee’s desire to see more articles in Linn’s on this important subject, prompts me to contribute a synopsis of the expertizing process. (Read more...)

British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta about to be auctioned Editor's Insights: British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta about to be auctioned
The June 17 auction of the legendary 1856 1¢ Magenta of British Guiana, often described as the world’s most famous stamp, is almost upon us. (Read more...)

Village Post Offices — are they worth it for the USPS? Village Post Offices — are they really worth it for the USPS?
The United States Postal Service introduced yet another program in July 2011 to sell stamps somewhere other than a normal post office. (Read more...)

Editor Assembling a nice collection of covers with handstamp postmarks can be fun
I’ve never been a fan of the spray-on postmarks that the United States Postal Service uses to cancel almost all first-class mail. (Read more...)

Uruguayan federation addresses the Brasiliana controversy
The front page of the Dec. 23, 2013, Linn’s Stamp News included the article “Controversy erupts over Brasiliana 2013 results” written by Linn’s editor Charles Snee. (Read more...)

The Scott editorial staff is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of perfection
The Scott catalogs are published each year during an eight-month cycle that begins in April, with Vol. 1 of the Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. (Read more...)

Discover the latest in the expertizing world with Vol. 17 of ‘Fakes Forgeries Experts’
The weekend’s mail brought a pleasant surprise to my in basket: Vol. 17 of the popular Fakes Forgeries Experts series that gives the reader an insider’s view of the fascinating world of expertizing. (Read more...)

Editor Editor's Insights: History subjects top 2013 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll results
We are pleased to bring you the results for Linn’s 2013 United States Stamp Popularity Poll. Senior editor Jay Bigalke presents the winners and analyzes the numbers in his report beginning on page 1. (Read more...)

Stamp Hobby Views: Top 10 recommendations for CSAC Top 10 recommendations for CSAC, thoughts from a committee veteran
Editor’s Note: Linn’s asked recently retired Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee member Cary R. B (Read more...)

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