Breaking Stamp News
U.S. Stamps and Postal History
Stamp Market Insights
International Stamps and Postal History
How To Order Stamps
How To Order FDCs
Using Perforation Gauge
What Is It Worth?
Where Should I Start?
Did You Inherit A Stamp Collection?
Local Stamp Clubs
Postal History Societies
Country Name Cross Index
Foreign Currency Guide
Glossary of Philatelic Terms
Postal Administrations of the World
Stamp Issuing Entities of the World
European Travel Guide
Essays and Proofs
U.S. Stamp Program
Canadian Stamp Program
U.N. Stamp Program
Listings By Topic
AmosAdvantage.com – Supplies & Books
Place a Classified Ad
Place a Stamp Event
Stamp & Supply Related Links
Linn's Book Store
Test Your Stamp I.Q.
2013 Stamp Poll
About Linn's Stamp News
Linn's Stamp News History
Staff and Contributor Biographies
Cachets & Cover Form
Digital Edition Sample
Fifty Years Ago
Renew Your Subscription
Subscribe to Linn's Stamp News
The Editor's Column
2014 Standard Catalogues
2014 U.S. Specialized
2014 Classic Specialized
2015 Standard Catalogues
Understanding the Scott Catalogue Listings
Purchase Scott Catalogues
Talk to Us
Readers' Opinions/Letters to Linns
Postmasters receive buyout offers from U.S. Postal Service
United States Postal Service officials have confirmed that they are offering retirement bonuses of up to $10,000 to an estimated 3,097 postmasters who operate rural post offices.
Postal Service to resume mail-processing plant consolidations
Citing its continuing financial troubles, the United States Postal Service disclosed June 30 that it plans to resume closing its large mail-processing plants next year.
Europa stamp contest opens
PostEurop, the association representing European public postal operators, launched an online competition May 9, Europe Day, to vote for the best Europa stamp of 2014.
Linn’s digital archive available July 1
Effective July 1, the
Linn’s Stamp News
digital archive housed on the Mattercast digital platform is once again available to subscribers.
Britain’s first commemoratives, the Wembleys, issued in 1924
This year is the 90th anniversary of Great Britain’s first commemorative stamps, issued April 23, 1924 (Scott 185-186).
Greek definitives for months of the year; summer stamps
Greece introduced new definitive (regular-issue) stamps April 24. The issue is called the Months in Folk Art and includes one stamp for each month.
Stamps that may (or may not) have led to the Panama Canal
One hundred years ago this Aug. 15, the first ship passed through the new Panama Canal.
George Washington versus Benjamin Franklin: who’s first?
George Washington was described as “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen,” by his friend Henry Lee in his eulogy.
Fort McHenry stamp shows bombardment
The United States War of 1812 stamp series continues in 2014 with the third stamp in the series, showing Fort McHenry during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore.
Janis Joplin stamp design revealed, to be issued Aug. 8
The design of the Janis Joplin forever stamp to be issued in August was revealed by the United States Postal Service in late June. The image was pictured in the Quarter 3 issue of the USPS
catalog for stamp collectors.
© 2014 Amos Press, Inc. |