September 26, 2016 02:24 PM

Kane to retire in January as director of National Postal Museum

Allen R. Kane, a former United States Postal Service executive who turned the National Postal Museum’s focus to stamps, announced Sept. 26 that he will retire as director of the museum in January 2017.

September 26, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 26: George Gershwin

American composer George Gershwin created some of the 20th century's greatest music, including Rhapsody in Blue and many popular songs.

September 25, 2016 09:00 AM

Proof that the D.C. Dead Letter Office was still alive after 1917

In the past, the author incorrectly assumed that the Washington, D.C., Dead Letter Office wasn't operating after 1917.

September 25, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 25: Mark Hamill

American actor Mark Hamill has been shown on stamps from the United States and Great Britain in his Star Wars role as Luke Skywalker.

September 24, 2016 07:00 PM

Breaking down the newly revealed 2017 U.S. stamps, from Kennedy to the queen conch

Headlining the group of 13 products is a forever stamp honoring President John F. Kennedy 100 years after his birth, though it is certainly not the only eye-catcher.

September 24, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 24: Jim Henson

The creative mind of Jim Henson contributed to the world of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, and left a worldwide legacy of entertainment.

September 23, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 23: John Coltrane

One of the most respected musicians in the world, saxophonist John Coltrane created jazz masterpieces treasured as classics more than 50 years later.

September 22, 2016 07:00 PM

Where you can see the anthrax letters sent to senators in 2001: Editor’s Insights

The nation was reeling from the 9-11 attacks when terrorists used the U.S. Mail to send letters containing deadly brown anthrax granules.

September 22, 2016 05:00 PM

Washington is the subject of many stamps, and his home of one particularly valuable envelope

It is one of the six envelopes that comprise a set honoring the 200th anniversary of George Washington's birth.

September 22, 2016 01:40 PM

Three U.S. holiday stamps rescheduled

The first-day ceremonies for three holiday stamps have all been rescheduled, and will take place on new dates and in new locations.

September 22, 2016 01:00 PM

Give this Curious George stamp a caption

Channel your grade-school self and think about what George might be thinking or saying to the rabbit or the Man in the Yellow Hat.

September 21, 2016 07:00 PM

Windy City gears up for Chicagopex 2016

The bourse will include 75 dealers from the United States and Europe, and there will be approximately 300 frames of philatelic material on display.

September 21, 2016 05:00 PM

Who was the real Rosie the Riveter? Two stamps depict two versions

The first Rosie the Riveter stamp was in 1992 (Scott 2697h) in a pane of stamps in a series marking the 50th anniversary of World War II, which comprised five panes of 10 stamps each, a pane for each of the five years of U.S. military involvement in the hostilities.

September 21, 2016 03:50 PM

RSVP for USPS Diwali stamp ceremony

The free Oct. 5 Diwali stamp first-day ceremony in New York City is open to the public, but advance registration is requested by the Postal Service.

September 20, 2016 03:40 PM

USPS reveals 2017 U.S. stamp subjects

The stamp plans were disclosed with little fanfare through an unannounced e-mail distributed to press outlets on Sept. 20.

September 20, 2016 09:00 AM

Sixth U.S. Butterfly stamp’s technical details, issue date announced

The square stamp, which was initially announced in August without issue details, depicts an eastern tailed-blue butterfly.

September 19, 2016 09:00 AM

Festive Holiday Windows stamps to shine at ASDA show in New York

The four Holiday Windows forever stamps comprise the Contemporary Christmas issue for 2016, with four scenes depicting familiar holiday decorations.

September 19, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 19: Charles Carroll

Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was a wealthy landowner who also served in the United States Senate.

September 18, 2016 07:00 PM

After years of effort, U.S. Diwali stamp finally a reality

The forever stamp features a photograph by Sally Andersen-Bruce of a traditional diya oil lamp against a gold background.

September 18, 2016 02:00 PM

Wonder Woman first-day ceremony Oct. 7 in New York requires ticket

The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the 75th anniversary of comic book superhero Wonder Woman with a pane of 20 forever stamps in four designs.