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Pondering a USPS turnaround
Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, is puzzled. (Read more...)

Is the U.S. 1847 Gross exhibit the Is the U.S. 1847 Gross exhibit the 'ultimate' of its kind?
The reader might surmise from this feature’s headline that, in my opinion, the United States 1847 Issue collection exhibited by William H. Gross has achieved status as the ultimate 1847 issue collection. (Read more...)

Sweden scores with stamp set for Ibrahimovic Sweden scores with stamp set for Ibrahimovic
Anyone with a passing interest in international soccer has heard the name: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The captain of Sweden’s national soccer team and the relentless striker of the Ligue 1 professional club Paris Saint-Germain is featured on a new set of five stamps from Sweden Post. (Read more...)

New Stamps of the World: Gibraltar and Isle of Man Gibraltar and Isle of Man sets picture scenes of World War I
Gibraltar and the Isle of Man issued similar sets of stamps in February commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Stamps for training office workers Stamps for training office workers on simulated mail, checks
Long before images on a computer screen were used to teach students how to write a check or complete a business form, they practiced using mock-ups of the real thing. This was especially so in the nation’s business schools. (Read more...)

First Day Covers: no hard rule for add-on cachets There’s no hard rule for when a cachet becomes an ‘add-on’
The question comes up frequently: What is an “add-on” cachet, and when does a cachet become an add-on? (Read more...)

New reduced U.S. letter rate for mail franked by meter New reduced U.S. domestic letter rate for mail franked by meter
Effective Jan. 26, the United States Postal Service added a new pricing category called “metered mail” for a single first-class letter. (Read more...)

Stamp Market Tips: Canada, U.S. upright Jenny Invert Look for Canada 1974 year set
Canada — Many postal administrations produce specially packaged year sets for sale to collectors. The packages often include art, text and background material relating to the stamps. (Read more...)

United Nations Flag series continues with four stamps United Nations Flag series continues with four stamps March 27
The United Nations Postal Administration will extend its Flag series with four stamps to be issued March 27. The stamps show the flags of Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Serbia. (Read more...)

Give Linn’s ‘Monday Morning Brief’ a try
On Feb. 3, we went live on Linns.com with our very first “Monday Morning Brief” video. (Read more...)

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