U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Make your reservations now for the Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately
Do you want to find out how the common scanner can be used to distinguish small color variations? How new techniques can determine whether perforations are real or fake? How different types of visible and nonvisible light can identify forgeries? How science can be used to make collecting stamps even more interesting?

The agenda for the (Read more...)


New 1¢ Bobcat coil on the prowl New 1¢ Bobcat coil on the prowl
The United States Postal Service issued a new variety of its 1¢ Bobcat coil on Saturday (Feb. 21) during the Aripex stamp show in Mesa, Ariz. (Read more...)

Washington coil error discovered on flat-rate envelope used to mail APS circuit books Washington coil error discovered on flat-rate envelope used to mail APS circuit books
A newly discovered die cut-omitted (imperforate) error of the 2011 United States 20¢ George Washington coil stamp (Scott 4512) has been reported by a stamp collector in Wisconsin. (Read more...)

100 years ago: the opening of the Panama-Pacific Exposition 100 years ago: opening the Panama-Pacific Exposition
For stamp collectors, the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, Calif., was one of the many large fairs that resulted in a set of new United States postage stamps. (Read more...)

Artist who won a spot on the 2015 North Carolina duck stamp announced Virginia artist wins a spot on the 2015 North Carolina duck stamp
The following is a release from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission: (Read more...)

2015 ASDA Midwest Postage Stamp Show set for March
The following is a release from the American Stamp Dealers Association: (Read more...)

Obama advisor Jarrett attends Robert Robinson Taylor first-day ceremony Obama advisor Jarrett attends Robert Robinson Taylor first-day ceremony
It's not everyday that the President of the United States sends a special greeting to a first-day stamp event. (Read more...)

A few favorites from 16 years of writing about U.S. stamps A few favorites from 16 years of writing about U.S. stamps
When I came to work for Linn’s Stamp News in 1999, my duties demanded paying close attention to the stamps that the  (Read more...)

Scenes from Uncle Tom Slavery, segregation and civil rights all part of National Postal Museum exhibit
The new exhibition that opened Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is a ground-breaking one.  (Read more...)

Is this 1999 registered cover commercial or philatelic? Is this 1999 registered cover commercial or philatelic?
Steve Datz, author of the Scott Catalogue of Errors on U.S. Postage Stamps, posed an interesting question when he sent me a picture of the cover shown here. (Read more...)

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