International Stamps and Postal History

Stamp Identifier: Upper Volta and Burkina Faso Stamp Identifier: Upper Volta and Burkina Faso
Upper Volta (Haute-Volta) (Read more...)

Canada’s King George V Medallions weathered the Depression Canada’s King George V Medallions weathered the Depression
Issued late in 1932, Canada’s George V Medallion definitives were used until mid-1935, a short span during the hardest years of the century for many Canadians. (Read more...)

London London's Europhilex 2015 show a hot topic on Twitter
Europhilex 2015 is underway in London, and it's a hot topic on Twitter.  (Read more...)

Monday Morning Brief | 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta Monday Morning Brief | 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Michael Baadke reports on the upcoming exhibit of the 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, and the plans to reveal the identity of the stamp’s owner when the exhibit opens June 4 (Read more...)

Second set in Britain’s World War I series focuses on 1915 Second set in Britain’s World War I series focuses on 1915
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will continue its World War I commemorative stamp series May 14. (Read more...)

San Marino Design award for San Marino's 3D Printing Revolution stamps
A set of three stamps from San Marino commemorating the 3D printing revolution was awarded the D&AD (Design and Art Direction) Pencil Award for 2015 in the professional graphic design stamps category at the international design awards April 19-23 in London, England (Read more...)

Stamps honor Britain’s Penny Black, Winston Churchill Stamps honor Britain’s Penny Black, Winston Churchill
The world’s first postage stamp, Great Britain’s Penny Black, celebrated its 175th anniversary this May, and Royal Mail and several other postal administrations issued stamp-on-stamp designs in its honor. (Read more...)

Canada’s booklet, sheet urges ‘Love Your Pet’ Canada’s booklet, sheet urges ‘Love Your Pet’
“Love Your Pet” is the core message of a 10-stamp booklet and a five-stamp souvenir sheet issued May 2 by Canada Post. (Read more...)

Collecting by the nose: scents on stamps Collecting by the nose: scents on stamps
To pick stamps for a topical collection, you generally look at the subjects depicted or commemorated on them, but for one collection you need your sense of smell. This is for a collection of scented or perfumed stamps. (Read more...)

Canada stamp to honor famous WWI poem Canada stamp to honor famous WWI poem
Canada Post will issue a stamp May 3 to mark the 100th anniversary of the poem that made the poppy an international symbol of wartime sacrifices, In Flanders Fields by Canadian combat surgeon (Read more...)

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