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Born Jan. 25: George E. Pickett Born Jan. 25: George E. Pickett
There is some disagreement about the birthdate of George Edward Pickett, the Confederate general known for his role in "Pickett's Charge" during the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg (Read more...)

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) Died Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
The 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill on Jan. 24, 1965, is being commemorated by many throughout the world, particularly in the United Kingdom, where he served as prime minister during the turbulent years of the second World War. (Read more...)

Sheet-waste rarity offered in Feb. 13-15 Ameristamp Expo auction Sheet-waste rarity offered in Feb. 13-15 Ameristamp Expo auction
A new discovery of a scarce perf 11 rotary press sheet-waste stamp from 1923, the 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin (Scott 596), will be offered in an auction taking place Feb. 13-15. (Read more...)

Highlights from Sandical Highlights from Sandical
Linn's Stamp News editor Charles Snee is at Sandical Stamp Expo this weekend, Jan. 23-25. (Read more...)

CBS Sunday Morning covers upright Jenny Invert, USPS wants rate increase: Week CBS Sunday Morning covers upright Jenny Invert, USPS wants rate increase: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news.

Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics (Read more...)

U.S. Wedding stamps show floral designs by Merian U.S. Wedding stamps show floral designs by Merian
A rare use of intaglio printing for engraved designs will be featured on the latest additions to the United States Wedding stamp series. (Read more...)

Architectural pioneer honored in the Black Heritage series Architectural pioneer honored in the Black Heritage series
The long-running Black Heritage commemorative stamp series from the United States Postal Service will continue Feb. 12 with a new stamp honoring architect and educator Robert Robinson Taylor. (Read more...)

USPS spokesman comments on upright Jenny Invert pane distribution
United States Postal Service spokesman Mark Saunders responded to Linn's Stamp News editor Charles Snee's editorial  (Read more...)

Knowledge is power: a powerful adage that stamp collectors should keep in mind
On page 1 of the Jan. 26 issue, we reported the discovery of a new die-cutting-omitted error of a United States Flag and Fireworks coil stamp. (Read more...)

Born Jan. 23: John Hancock Born Jan. 23: John Hancock
The first patriot to sign the Declaration of Independence added a signature so bold that it has become the single act for which he is best known. (Read more...)

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