Editorial Insights

2015 Scott Classic specialized catalog: 30,000 value changes, many new listings
The Scott catalog editors are just days away from finishing the final online proofing and sending the pages of the 2015 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 to the printer. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: The Philatelic Book of Secrets 'The Philatelic Book of Secrets' can help a collector more easily spot altered stamps
Regular readers of John Hotchner’s U.S. Stamp Notes column know that the column for the fourth week each month is devoted to explaining the world of expertizing. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: USPS denial of FOIA request overturned USPS denial of FOIA request overturned; Linn’s given initial $2 Jenny sales figures
Sometimes persistence does pay off. (Read more...)

The APS Stampshow at Hartford was a fantastic display of our amazing hobby
The American Philatelic Society Stampshow is the biggest annual stamp show in the country, and it puts on a wonderful display of our hobby for all who attend. (Read more...)

Scott Classic catalog wins medal at Philakorea Scott Classic catalog wins medal at Philakorea
We are pleased to report that the 2014 edition of the Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 received a large vermeil medal in the literature competition at the recently concluded Philakorea show. (Read more...)

New monograph on 1918 Jenny airmails New monograph on 1918 Jenny airmails documents their first days of postal use
Collectors of the trio of United States 1918 Jenny airmail stamps (Scott C1-C3) will be pleased with a new monograph titled United States Airmail Stamps 1918 History and Analysis of First Day of Sale Postal Use. (Read more...)

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...)

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