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Former Linn Former Linn's editor Laurence discusses Chronicle at Westpex
Michael Laurence, the former editor-publisher of Linn's Stamp News, has spent the better part of a half century in the world of print journalism. (Read more...)

USPS commended for Angelou stamp decision, Special Olympics stamp planned: Week USPS commended for Angelou stamp decision, Special Olympics stamp planned: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

‘Mails of the Westward Expansion’ provides facinating account of early U.S. mail routes ‘Mails of the Westward Expansion’ provides fascinating account of early U.S. mail routes
Westward expansion in the United States began in earnest in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase. (Read more...)

Gibbons shifting focus to navigate market turmoil
The renowned British stamp firm of Stanley Gibbons is downplaying the profit warning it issued to shareholders in early April, even as the firm has taken steps in recent months to diversify its business activities and insulate its bottom line from the ups and downs of dealing in high-end stamps (Read more...)

Heraldic beasts appear on British labels
Great Britain’s Royal Mail will feature six heraldic beasts on pictorial computer-produced self-adhesive postage labels to be issued May 13 during London 2015 Europhilex, which will take place May 13-16 at the Business Design Centre in London, England (Read more...)

Annual USPS jazz envelope released: Morning Report
Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting. (Read more...)

Born April 24: Willem de Kooning Born April 24: Willem de Kooning
A leading artist of the abstract expressionist movement, Willem de Kooning was born April 24, 1904 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He moved to the United States in 1926, settling in New York City. (Read more...)

Forget-me-not chosen as the theme for missing children stamp, envelope Forget-me-not chosen as the theme for missing children stamp, envelope
A new United States social awareness stamp on the subject of missing children will be issued with a matching stamped envelope May 18. (Read more...)

Many reasons to collect the postal stationery of Canada Many reasons to collect the postal stationery of Canada
How can you keep the hobby affordable and enjoyable? Canadian collectors need look no further than the wealth of stamped envelopes, postal cards, lettercards, wrappers and aerograms issued since 1860, much of it available at a beginner’s budget (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Poorly produced 1981 postal cards stirred collector ire U.S. Stamp Notes: Poorly produced 1981 postal cards stirred collector ire
We don’t see much in the way of organized protests in philately. More likely are individual complaints that can reach a volume level and consistency that compel some degree of attention from the presumed offender. (Read more...)

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