February 21, 2017 05:00 PM

When new Depression-era WPA poster art stamps will debut

The Work Projects Administration employed some eight and a half million people, with some constructing and repairing roads, bridges, and airports.

February 21, 2017 09:00 AM

Nonprofit USA Star coil stamp of 2017 offers new version of a recent design

The new stamp’s central design is a little smaller than that of the earlier issue, and a blue frame has been added on all sides.

February 20, 2017 09:00 AM

2016 Flag coil stamps without die cuts and color surface

A plate number strip is lacking all die cuts, and which also shows dramatic color variations that transition between adjacent stamps on the strip.

February 19, 2017 07:00 PM

Mystery behind a ‘Fight Bureaucracy!’ postal label solved

Who was behind the label and what was the reason for it? John Hotchner assumed it was a label from the United States, but he was wrong.

February 19, 2017 09:00 AM

80 years after Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, there’s demand for her 1963 U.S. stamp

If you have holdings of mint panes of 50 of the 8¢ Amelia Earhart stamp, now is a good time to offer them for sale.

February 18, 2017 05:00 PM

Patience and a good microscope reveal numerous Overrun Countries varieties

One of the first sets Keith Lichtman ever owned was the 1944 5¢ Overrun Countries. It was later that he learned about the set's reverse printings.

February 18, 2017 08:00 AM

Diaries that reveal what happened to missing WWII hero Raoul Wallenberg

The end of Raoul Wallenberg's story can now be told, courtesy of the granddaughter of Ivan A. Serov, the head of the Soviet KGB from 1954 to 1958.

February 18, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 18: Wendell Willkie

A successful attorney and business executive, Wendell Willkie secured the Republican nomination to run against Franklin Roosevelt in 1940.

February 17, 2017 07:00 PM

The $1 black violet Eugene O’Neill stamp, explained

Sometime in the early 1970s, the BEP inadvertently printed a small quantity of the Eugene O’Neill stamp in the wrong color.

February 17, 2017 03:00 PM

Which cause should benefit from future U.S semipostal stamps?

Semipostals are stamps sold at a price greater than the postal value of the stamp. The additional charge is designated for a specific purpose or cause.

February 17, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 17: Maj. Gen. John Sullivan

John Sullivan commanded Continental Army troops during the American Revolution and led a 1779 expedition against Indians allied with loyalists.

February 15, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 15: Harold Arlen

The man who wrote the music for Over the Rainbow, Stormy Weather and many other classic hits was Harold Arlen, born Feb. 15, 1905, in Buffalo, N.Y.

February 14, 2017 07:00 PM

When and where the Nebraska Statehood forever stamp ceremony is taking place

The photograph used for the Nebraska Statehood stamp design shows sandhill cranes flying low to scout for shelter from nighttime predators.

February 14, 2017 05:00 PM

Here is the funniest caption for a 1922 special delivery stamp

Pizzas! That’s what many Linn’s readers thought of when they looked at the delivery being made on the the cartoon contest stamp for January.

February 14, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 14: Frederick Douglass

A prominent and respected abolitionist who wrote about his life in slavery, Frederick Douglass was honored on two U.S. stamps issued 28 years apart.

February 13, 2017 07:00 PM

Tracing the history of FDCs from 1939 to 2015

With thousands of issues since the first ArtCraft cover in 1939, the cachet line is fertile ground for a specialized collection or exhibit.

February 12, 2017 07:00 PM

The long history of counterfeit U.S. stamps

The “highly convincing counterfeits” that recently surfaced on eBay are certainly not the first stamp fakes.

February 12, 2017 05:00 PM

When to expect the latest Fruit definitive stamp

An advisory provided by the Postal Service at the beginning of the year indicates that the new stamp will be issued without a first-day ceremony.

February 12, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 12: Abraham Lincoln

The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, led the nation through its turbulent Civil War and proclaimed freedom for those in slavery.

February 11, 2017 05:00 PM

Mail from the radio station on Great Swan Island in the Caribbean

This station on the uninhabited island was inaugurated in May 1960 with the objective of broadcasting anti-Castro content.