January 23, 2017 07:00 PM

The USA Star coil stamp has been revised and will be issued this winter

The design changes on the new coil include a smaller central design, and the addition of a blue frame along the outer edges of the stamp.

January 23, 2017 02:00 PM

Collector voices sharp displeasure with USPS first-day cover cancellation policies

Last week, I encouraged readers to use the Disqus tool to comment on stories posted to our website. Here's one comment that caught our eye.

January 22, 2017 07:00 PM

USPS reveals press sheet quantities for 2016, 2017

All it took was six months of inquiries by Linn's Stamp News and the filing of a Freedom of Information Act request.

January 22, 2017 02:00 PM

Two U.S. stamps are making an unusual Sunday debut

With the Jan. 22 increase in postage rates comes a pair of new stamps for expedited mail services.

January 21, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 21: Stonewall Jackson

After serving in 1846-48 Mexican-American War, Stonewall Jackson became a prominent Confederate military leader in the Civil War.

January 20, 2017 07:00 PM

Army Sergeant’s whimsical ‘free’ labels found on World War II covers

“Free” and other decorative labels on soldier’s mail of World War II are not often seen, but there are many different examples that can be found.

January 20, 2017 09:15 AM

New 1983 Official Mail error variety discovered, postmark honors Trump’s Inauguration Day: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, explained why FDC servicing might be quicker in 2017, and we why a Canal Zone postal card is worth looking out for.

January 19, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 19: Janis Joplin

With her powerful and passionate voice, Janis Joplin shot to stardom with Big Brother and the Holding Company, landing a No. 1 album in 1968.

January 18, 2017 05:00 PM

Keep your eyes peeled for this Danish West Indies stamp

Stamps of the colony are of interest to Danish and Scandinavian collectors as well as to collectors of U.S. stamps.

January 18, 2017 11:00 AM

Report: Hillary Clinton slated for Oscar de la Renta ceremony

The New York Times has reported that Hillary Clinton will be a featured speaker when the Oscar de la Renta stamp set is issued Feb. 16 in New York City.

January 18, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 18: Cary Grant

A leading man who earned the respect and admiration of his fellow actors, Cary Grant was honored on a Legends of Hollywood commemorative in 2002.

January 17, 2017 05:00 PM

How the Christmas Seal and Charity Stamp Society celebrated its 15th anniversary

The cinderella celebrated the society's 15th anniversary and honored the founder of the International Red Cross and the first Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

January 17, 2017 11:00 AM

Rob Haeseler (1941-2017)

Former Linn's Stamp News senior editor Rob Haeseler, who served eight years as trustee of the American Philatelic Research Library, died Jan. 16.

January 16, 2017 03:30 PM

Spellman Museum plans presidential activities

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in Weston, Mass., has a day of activities planned honoring presidential birthdays on Feb. 24.

January 16, 2017 02:00 PM

One of the most interesting Christmas cards you’ll come across

This red “Uncle Sam’s Mail” postcard was canceled Dec. 26, 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Why is it so interesting?

January 16, 2017 09:45 AM

APS seeks new shows manager as Orient departs

As the American Philatelic Society's manager of shows and exhibitions leaves her position, the group begins the search for a replacement.

January 16, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 16: Dizzy Dean

As part of the St. Louis Cardinals' "Gashouse Gang" in 1934, pitcher Dizzy Dean won 30 games and led the team to a national championship.

January 15, 2017 05:00 PM

The most Christmas seals we’ve ever seen on one cover

We have a new champion in the category of most Christmas seals on a single cover. Have a look.

January 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Why you can expect speedier FDC servicing in 2017

Along with the consolidation of first-day cover servicing at USPS Cancellation Services comes a change in the address format that collectors should use.

January 15, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr.

American civil rights leader and Nobel laureate Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against injustice and led peaceful protests in an effort to transform the nation and the world.