February 26, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 26: Buffalo Bill Cody

Western frontiersman and adventurer Buffalo Bill Cody, a Medal of Honor recipient in 1872, later became a world-famous showman and entertainer.

February 24, 2017 07:00 PM

Sleuthing out the tantalizing origins of a waterlogged 1929 CAM 25 cover

Nice finds are made in stamp show junk boxes. So it shouldn't be a surprise this waterlogged cover is more than something salvaged from a damp basement.

February 24, 2017 05:00 PM

Mystery solved: Readers explain ‘Remember S-D Day’ label

What is SD Day? Thirty-five Linn’s readers responded to that question posed by John Hotchner after he came across a label promoting it.

February 24, 2017 01:00 PM

Counterfeit United States 2014 Flag and Fireworks coil stamps have surfaced

On March 3, 2014, the Flag and Fireworks stamp was issued. It didn’t take counterfeiters long to start cranking out realistic fakes.

February 24, 2017 07:47 AM

Explaining the $1 black violet Eugene O’Neill stamp, seeing Hillary as president on Liberia sheet: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we looked at the market for Amelia Earhart stamps 80 years after the famed pilot's disappearance.

February 24, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 24: Gen. John Burgoyne

Following his success against the Continental Army in Quebec, Gen. John Burgoyne was forced to surrender to Gen. Horatio Gates at Saratoga in 1777.

February 23, 2017 07:00 PM

A set of Philippines overprints that is a great buy at Scott value

The stamps commemorated the arrival of the London-Orient flight of a squadron of British seaplanes. Only 6,000 complete sets of the stamps were issued.

February 22, 2017 07:00 PM

The story behind a postal card offering a reward for a missing wife

Postal cards publicizing missing horses and stolen cars are nothing too far out of the ordinary. But a missing wife? That's unusual.

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.