September 22, 2017 09:00 AM

45 years and counting: Linn’s and Scott embrace print, explore digital opportunities

Donna Houseman reviews how the new millennium brought even more changes to Linn’s and the Scott catalogs.

September 22, 2017 08:00 AM

A valuable Presidential stamp, Paris issues 2024 Olympics stamp: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we come across some European stamps that were pulled from sale because they were missing the country's name.

September 21, 2017 05:00 PM

Tell us what Christopher Columbus is pointing at on this 1992 stamp honoring his voyages

The important thing is to use your sense of humor, because entries with a humorous twist have the best chance of winning a prize.

September 20, 2017 07:00 PM

Have you come across plate blocks with no plate numbers?

John Hotchner receives the following question a couple of times a year: “I have a plate block but it has no plate number. How come? Is this valuable?”

September 20, 2017 09:00 AM

The subtle feature of this $1 Woodrow Wilson stamp makes it worth the hunt

Henry Gitner and Rick Miller last tipped this stamp in the Nov. 29, 2010, Stamp Market Tips. It is time to revisit it.

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.