August 16, 2017 08:15 PM

Bigalke to return to Linn’s as new editor-in-chief

Bigalke started his philatelic journalism career at Linn’s, where as senior editor he covered U.S. stamp stories.

August 16, 2017 01:00 PM

Billboard mimics Energy Conservation stamp

The billboard was located by a roadside in Laurens, S.C., and credited to the Laurens Commission of Public Works.

August 13, 2017 08:00 AM

Steve Zwillinger elected APRL board president

Zwillinger, who has served on both the APRL board and the American Philatelic Society board of directors, is filling the position vacated by Roger S. Brody, who stepped down as president following the completion of his term.

August 12, 2017 07:00 PM

USPS heeds stamp collectors’ demands for smaller minimum quantities for coil stamps

“Let’s hope the reduction in minimum quantities for purchasing coil stamps is not a test but is to be common practice for most coil stamps,” writes Linn’s editorial director Donna Houseman.

August 11, 2017 07:00 PM

Father Ted Hesburgh stamp planned as pane of 20, coil of 50

This will be the first commemorative coil stamp issued by the United States Postal Service since the 2008-12 series of 60 Flags of our Nation coil stamps.

August 11, 2017 08:00 AM

Our readers have spoken, and the July cartoon caption contest winners are ...

Some cartoon contestants brought the scene into the modern age with observations about Governor Chris Christie and his problems with Bridgegate in 2013.

August 09, 2017 09:00 PM

The subtle 2¢ Landing of Columbus variety worth pursuing

One of the more affordable varieties that is in more or less constant demand is the “Broken Hat” variety of the 2¢ Landing of Columbus stamp.

August 09, 2017 05:00 PM

Post office letter illustrates Private Express Statutes in operation

The letter shown deals with one of these statutes: the depositing of mailable matter “on which no postage is paid” in a mailbox “with intent to avoid payment of lawful postage thereon.”

August 07, 2017 06:00 PM

Have a Ball! stamps receive Scott catalog numbers

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

August 05, 2017 01:45 PM

APS general meeting at Stampshow sees 13 receive 50-year membership medals

Scott English, executive director of the American Philatelic Society, updated members on the society’s progress and upcoming initiatives during the society’s annual general membership meeting at Stampshow 2017 in Richmond, Va.

August 05, 2017 09:00 AM

Examining the imperforate 1908 4¢ Grant

The Aug. 21 issue of Linn's features an important story on the 1908 imperforate 4¢ Grant stamps (Scott 314A).

August 04, 2017 03:00 PM

Exotic propaganda for French colonies, an update on the U.S. graded stamp market, and adversity usages: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

Also in the Aug. 21 issue, Classic U.S. Postal History columnist Labron Harris discusses adversity covers.

August 03, 2017 07:00 PM

The scarce imperforate 4¢ Ulysses S. Grant stamp of 1908

Karl Koslowski’s fluke of fortune preserved the only unused examples of this legendary coil stamp with Schermack type III private perforations.

August 03, 2017 03:00 PM

American Philatelic Society stamp identifier makes a collector’s life easier

In 2005, the American Philatelic Society introduced a rapid means of identifying puzzling or problematic stamps that do not require expertizing. Called APS Quick I.D., it is now handling more than a thousand submissions a year.

August 03, 2017 08:40 AM

English will continue as APS executive director

American Philatelic Society executive director Scott English and the APS board of directors have agreed to extend English's contract for two years.

August 02, 2017 07:00 PM

The Alfred E. Neuman stamp that doesn’t need to be expertized

The market for the 1964 Alfred E. Neuman presidential campaign label is, shall we say, thin. But they're still fun to collect.

July 29, 2017 08:00 AM

New information uncovered about the elusive 1904 cover sent from Alaska to Indiana

The cover was stamped when it was canceled March 2, 1904, but somewhere along the route south the envelope got wet and the stamp fell off.

July 28, 2017 03:00 PM

Postal robberies prompt secret marks, Frama stamps from Down Under, and Eric Gill’s Perpetua font: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

Also in the Aug. 14 issue, a third-century Christian martyr lends her name to an iconic philatelic typeface, and Janet Klug explores the fascinating Frama stamps of Australia.

July 28, 2017 01:00 PM

Floral abundance with Flowers from the Garden stamps in panes and coil rolls

According to the USPS, the paintings on the stamps were “inspired by floral still lifes created by Dutch and Flemish artists of the 17th and 18th centuries.”

July 27, 2017 07:00 PM

Put yourself under Charlie Brown’s winter hat and tell us what he might be thinking about

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