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Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index - July 2014
Prices for United States stamps in the grade of fine-very fine, the general grade used with this index, remained fairly steady over the last three months, with a minimal decrease noted.
Iceland’s 2014 Europa stamps printed on different papers
Iceland issued two self-adhesive Europa stamps March 27. However, one is soakable, while the other is not, and design errors are to blame.
Circus, movie, advertising and recruitment posters on stamps
Collectors have praised the colorful designs of the United States Postal Service’s Vintage Circus Posters forever stamps issued May 5.
Farmers Markets stamps debut Aug. 7 at Freshfarm Market
Four Farmers Markets forever stamps will be issued Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C., and will be placed on sale nationwide the same day.
Three new United States holiday stamp issues planned
The United States Postal Service plans to offer three new holiday stamp issues this fall, most likely in October or November.
U.S. stamp for Jim Morrison considered in 1993 and rejected
A United States stamp honoring singer-songwriter Jim Morrison (1943-71) appears to be in the works, according to a leaked stamp subjects list published by
The Washington Post
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.
New coil error from three unseparated rolls; discovery bought online from Illinois seller
A vertical block of six of the 2014 United States Star-Spangled Banner forever coil stamps, missing the horizontal slits that normally separate the stamps into individual coil rolls, was reported to
by reader Robert Thompson of Texas.
Civil War turnabout mail traveled secretly across the lines
The American Civil War provided myriad opportunities for each side to utilize resources captured from the other side in battle.
American Landmarks stamps offer vibrant colors, great subjects
In 2008, the United States Postal Service launched a series of high-denomination stamps for use on Priority Mail and Express Mail parcels. A
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