U.S. Stamps and Postal History

June 26 issue date for $25 federal duck stamp June 26 issue date for $25 federal duck stamp
The 2015-16 $25 Ruddy Ducks federal duck stamp will be issued June 26 in Memphis, Tenn. (Read more...)

New Water Lilies stamped forever envelopes to debut at ASDA Spring Postage Stamp Show New Water Lilies stamped forever envelopes to debut at ASDA Spring Postage Stamp Show
On April 17 the United States Postal Service will issue two varieties of  (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Dead letter rules changed over time, moved fees to addressee Modern U.S. Mail: Dead letter rules changed over time, moved fees to addressee
Many collectors probably are aware that the United States Postal Service’s dead letter offices (or branches, as they are sometimes called) use penalty envelopes nowadays to return letters that were mailed without the sender’s card (return address) on the envelope, and which therefore are unmailable or undeliverable (Read more...)

7th National Duck Stamp Collectors Society stamp issued 7th National Duck Stamp Collectors Society stamp issued
The following is a release from the National Duck Stamp Collectors Society: (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: New tagging error added to the 2015 Scott U.S. Specialized U.S. Stamp Notes: New tagging error added to the 2015 Scott U.S. Specialized
New discoveries are always fun, and the way to make them is to pay close attention to the stamps that cross your desk. This is especially true if you have an interest in tagging varieties. (Read more...)

Bidding war drives 22¢ Prexie solo cover to $4,050 on eBay Bidding war drives 22¢ Prexie solo cover to $4,050 on eBay
When two auction bidders decide they must have the same thing, the results can be spectacular. (Read more...)

USPS offering Water Lilies stamped envelopes April 17 USPS offering Water Lilies stamped envelopes April 17
The United States Postal Service will issue two varieties of  (Read more...)

You bought it: Shield and Eagle stamp, Battle of New Orleans mint sheets You bought it: Shield and Eagle stamp, Battle of New Orleans mint sheets
As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we like to ask Linn's Stamps News Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently.   (Read more...)

Postal history symposium April 30
A postal history symposium with the theme “The Challenging 20th Century: Men, Machines and Modernization,” will take place April 30 on the campus of (Read more...)

Final Civil War set shows Battle of Five Forks, Appomattox Final Civil War set shows Battle of Five Forks, Appomattox
The final stamp set in the United States Postal Service’s five-year commemoration of the U (Read more...)

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