September 19, 2017 09:00 AM

Banned authors exhibit at Spellman museum

The authors include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Jack London, James Joyce, and many others.

September 16, 2017 07:00 PM

45 years and counting: a brief history of Amos-owned Linn’s and Scott catalogs

When Donna Houseman began her journey with Amos Media in 1972, the company was named Sidney Printing and Publishing Co.

September 15, 2017 07:00 PM

Lovers are everywhere on this nifty cover

Linn’s reader Thomas DeJulio of Bronxville, N.Y., has reported another album cover with a famous conductor, Annunzio Paolo Mantovani.

September 15, 2017 09:00 AM

U.S. Christmas Carols set of four to be issued Oct. 5 at ASDA show in New York City

The nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps each depict a scene and a phrase evoking one of four Christmas songs.

September 14, 2017 09:00 AM

Vermont Greetings from America stamp depicts living alpine skier

John Hotchner keeps track of living people shown on United States stamps. He has another example to add to the list.

September 11, 2017 08:00 AM

Twenty and done? USPS refuses to comment on future of Legends of Hollywood series

The Legends of Hollywood series began in 1995 with the issuance of the 32¢ Marilyn Monroe stamp. The series’ future is uncertain.

September 08, 2017 05:00 PM

Pigpen and snowman jokes dominated August cartoon caption contest

A certain resemblance between the Peanuts character Pigpen and his snowman loomed popular in our top entries for the August cartoon caption contest.

September 08, 2017 03:00 PM

1898 Trans-Mississippi essay eye candy, ‘First Days’ editor Sol Koved: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Sept. 25 issue: Thomas P. Myers’ Stamps of Latin America column about Colombia’s overprinted airmail stamps of the early 1950s.

September 08, 2017 01:00 PM

Picture book ‘The Snowy Day’ celebrated on stamps

Published in 1962, The Snowy Day won the Randolph Caldecott Medal the following year for the most distinguished picture book for children.

September 07, 2017 01:00 PM

Wilkinsburg Stamp Club’s souvenir sheets bring a dose of fun to the hobby

The souvenir sheet’s purpose has been to help finance the Wilkinsburg Stamp Club’s annual stamp show, Wilkpex, held each April near Pittsburgh, Pa.

September 06, 2017 05:00 PM

Give this galloping carrier stamp a try

There are many ways to collect city carrier stamps. Probably the most popular is by city of issue. This Baltimore, Md., 1¢ black stamp is appealing.

September 06, 2017 03:15 PM

Disney villains, paintings by Andrew Wyeth headline latest crop of Scott-official stamps

Recently issued U.S. stamps, including the 10 Disney Villains stamps, were given new Scott numbers Sept. 4.

September 01, 2017 08:50 AM

Thermochromic ink put to the test; USPS contemplates 50¢ stamp: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, Stranger & Stranger, a company that designs liquor brands, created International Day of Peace stamps for the United Nations.

August 30, 2017 03:30 PM

USPS rescheduling stamp for African American museum

The issue date for the U.S. forever stamp commemorating the National Museum of African American History and Culture will be rescheduled.

August 30, 2017 09:00 AM

The expertizer’s mind-set: skepticism and review

Most experts John Hotchner has talked with start from the position that an item that they have been asked to examine can be faked.

August 29, 2017 08:00 AM

Readers share different viewpoints on U.S. Postal Service policy for coil stamps

Commenting about the Fruit coil stamps, Beecher added in his letter that “we would all like to see a lower price point for these attractive stamps.”

August 26, 2017 08:00 AM

Caption Contest: Beetle Bailey is happy about something on this 44¢ stamp, but what?

The subject of September’s caption contest is a stamp featuring Beetle, who seems self-satisfied about having yanked Sarge’s chain one more time.

August 25, 2017 07:00 PM

Total Solar Eclipse stamps: putting thermochromic ink to the test

How resilient is the reactivity of the thermochromic ink on United States Total Solar Eclipse stamps? Linn’s managing editor Charles Snee investigates.

August 25, 2017 03:00 PM

Pony express tried to ‘shave a day away,’ telegraph cancel mysteries: Inside Linn’s

Sept. 11 issue highlights include Rick Miller’s exploration of Yugoslavia and Macedonia postal tax stamps memorializing the 1963 earthquake in Skopje.

August 25, 2017 09:00 AM

2017 Love counterfeits appear, USPS nixes foreign credit payments: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, Linn’s stamp market tipsters think a particular sanitary fair stamp appeals both from its unusual purpose, a sailors’ fair, and its oval shape.