November 15, 2016 09:00 AM

There’s a new holiday-themed computer-vended forever stamp

The design by illustrator William Low is a slightly cropped version of his Wreath stamp design from the Holiday Windows set of four.

November 12, 2016 09:00 AM

And your Curious George stamp cartoon caption contest winners are ...

Entries with the theme of magic dominated the October cartoon caption contest featuring the 39¢ Curious George stamp.

November 12, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Nov. 12: Grace Kelly

She moved effortlessly from the glamour of Hollywood to the glamour of life as the wife of Monaco's reigning monarch. Grace Kelly was born in 1929.

November 11, 2016 07:00 PM

New APS library facility in Pennsylvania safely stores AFDCS archives

The archives are stored in file folders on movable compact shelving in a semi-public area on the mezzanine level of the new APRL facility.

November 11, 2016 05:00 PM

When a Presidential widow’s franking privilege was overlooked

Despite never being first lady, Benjamin Harrison’s widow petitioned and was given the franking privilege, which she exercised.

November 11, 2016 08:34 AM

First major 2016 error reported, ordinary-looking stamp tops $41K: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we looked at "stamps" that might not actually be stamps, and looked back at the opening of the new American Philatelic Research Library.

November 11, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Nov. 11: Pie Traynor

A top major league third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pie Traynor later managed the team and was selected for baseball's hall of fame.

November 10, 2016 01:00 PM

Another 4¢ Project Mercury secret rises to the surface

In the January 2005 issue of The United States Specialist, Rodney Juell wrote about a discovery he had made on eBay.

November 09, 2016 05:00 PM

Navigating the market for one of the most attractive U.S. stamp sets: Tip of the Week

Be careful when buying these stamps. There are certain varieties that are not a good bargain.

November 09, 2016 01:00 PM

The stamp that was designed by a ‘Mad’ magazine cartoonist

As an unabashed fan of ‘Mad’ magazine in his teenage years, John Hotchner later discovered a philatelic connection.

November 07, 2016 03:08 PM

2016 U.S. stamps honoring several holidays now have Scott numbers

Having these numbers handy will allow you to easily locate these stamps in Scott catalogs and learn about their production and values.

November 07, 2016 10:50 AM

Thirty upright Jenny panes reported to USPS

Roughly 75 percent of the $2 Jenny Invert panes have been sold, but only 30 percent of the 100 upright variety panes have been reported to the Postal Service.

November 07, 2016 09:19 AM

New imperforate error discovered on 2016 Quilled Paper Heart stamp

An imperforate error of the United States Quilled Paper Heart forever stamp was discovered in mid-October by a collector at a small Pennsylvania post office, the first major error reported on a 2016 U.S. stamp issue.

November 05, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Nov. 5: Ida M. Tarbell

Ida M. Tarbell's investigative magazine reports led to the end of Standard Oil's industry domination in the early years of the 20th century.

November 04, 2016 05:00 PM

How scarce are perforated examples of the 1935 Farley issues?

If perforated versions of the 1935 Farley issues are unusual, they are extremely difficult to find on cover.

November 04, 2016 09:05 AM

Nativity forever stamp issued at St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C.

To issue its Nativity Christmas stamp of 2016, the United States Postal Service returned to the historic St. John’s Church.

November 04, 2016 07:21 AM

$2 Jenny Invert pane only at post offices, real rocks on new stamps: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, a Linn's editor talked about the end of a long topical stamp search, and one of our columnists explained how to store your collection safely.

November 04, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Nov. 4: John Basilone

For his heroic actions at Guadalcanal during World War II, Marine Sgt. John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor.

November 03, 2016 07:00 PM

When finished with regular and airmail issues, collectors turn to this area

The early engraved stamps of this collecting area have the same appealing design and production values as classic stamps.

November 03, 2016 01:00 PM

A new Washington-Franklin error? Not likely.

A totally new error coming to light after 100-plus years is at best improbable. It is not impossible, but the odds are astronomical.