News

The ‘Strange Stamp Squad’ The ‘Strange Stamp Squad’
As new issue editor of the Scott stamp catalogs, I see thousands of pieces of miniature works of art every year listing the new stamps of the world for the (Read more...)

APWU joins 'Grand Alliance to Save Our Public Postal Service': Morning Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. (Read more...)

A few favorites from 16 years of writing about U.S. stamps A few favorites from 16 years of writing about U.S. stamps
When I came to work for Linn’s Stamp News in 1999, my duties demanded paying close attention to the stamps that the  (Read more...)

Boston to host international stamp show in 2026
The American Philatelic Society has selected Boston, Mass., to host the international stamp show that will take place in 2026. (Read more...)

Born Feb. 13: Grant Wood Born Feb. 13: Grant Wood
American artist Grant Wood, born in Iowa on Feb. 13, 1891, is best known as the painter of American Gothic, an oil painting on beaver board completed in 1930. (Read more...)

Canada’s Maple Leaf flag celebrates 50th anniversary Canada’s Maple Leaf flag celebrates 50th anniversary
On Feb. 15 — 50 years to the day after it first ran up the flagpole on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada — the red Maple Leaf flag was honored by  (Read more...)

A new look for royal definitives from three countries A new look for royal definitives from three countries
Recent royal definitive stamps from the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden feature a new crown, a new monarch and new portraits, respectively. (Read more...)

Scenes from Uncle Tom Slavery, segregation and civil rights all part of National Postal Museum exhibit
The new exhibition that opened Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is a ground-breaking one.  (Read more...)

Many stamp societies make their journals available online Many stamp societies make their journals available online
Most stamp societies publish journals or newsletters for their members. These publications are often available online. (Read more...)

Is this 1999 registered cover commercial or philatelic? Is this 1999 registered cover commercial or philatelic?
Steve Datz, author of the Scott Catalogue of Errors on U.S. Postage Stamps, posed an interesting question when he sent me a picture of the cover shown here. (Read more...)

Select Page
First Prev Next Last