U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Monday Morning Brief | Memorial Day
Watch as Scott catalog senior editor Marty Frankevicz talks about Memorial Day and shows a parade of military-related stamps (Read more...)

New U.S. stamps planned for new rates; USPS hit hard by delay of increase: Week New U.S. stamps planned for new rates; USPS hit hard by delay of increase: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Why were some postage due stamps “VOIDED” on U.S. mail? Modern U.S. Mail: Why were some postage due stamps “VOIDED” on U.S. mail?
Historically, postage due stamps on mail were used when unpaid postage was collected from an addressee (Read more...)

Author Flannery O Author Flannery O'Connor on new stamp June 5
The newest stamp in the United States Postal Service's Literary Arts commemorative series will honor author Flannery O'Connor. The nondenominated (93¢) 3-ounce rate stamp will be issued June 5 during the Napex stamp show in McLean, Va. (Read more...)

2015 70¢ Vintage Tulip sells out, USPS rate increases set for May 31: Week 2015 70¢ Vintage Tulip sells out, USPS rate increases set for May 31: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

You bought it: Reader adds to collection of covers related to Washington Crossing the Deleware You bought it: Reader adds to collection of covers related to Washington Crossing the Delaware
As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we like to ask Linn's Stamp News Twitter followers and Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Cover’s contents promote membership in the Red Cross U.S. Stamp Notes: Cover’s contents promote membership in the Red Cross
Today we don’t think of the American Red Cross as a membership organization, but the 1917 cover shown here provides a view of a time when it was. (Read more...)

PRC chairman supports USPS, Circus stamps top reader poll: Week PRC chairman supports USPS, Circus stamps top reader poll: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

U.S. die proofs of the 20th century present a collecting challenge U.S. die proofs of the 20th century present a collecting challenge
Die proofs of 20th-century United States postage stamps range from scarce (just a handful known) to rare (one to three examples known), with very few exceptions. (Read more...)

2015 70¢ Vintage Tulip sold out; new denomination possible 2015 70¢ Vintage Tulip sold out; new denomination possible
The United States 70¢ Vintage Tulip stamp issued Feb. 14 (Scott 4960) is no longer available from the U.S. Postal Service’s Stamp Fulfillment Services facility. (Read more...)

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