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.

January 13, 2017 07:00 PM

When and where the newest Black Heritage series stamp will be issued

The new nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamp will honor civil rights advocate Dorothy Height.

January 13, 2017 05:00 PM

Collector discovers error variety of 1983 Official Mail coil stamp

Robert E. Thompson found the error stamp on a cover that was part of an auction lot comprised of about 3,000 Official Mail covers.

January 13, 2017 08:31 AM

More 2017 U.S. stamps announced, new details on JFK issue released: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we learned more about the recently resurfaced Inverted Jenny stamp error, and took a trip to a tiny country that issues a ton of stamps.

January 12, 2017 05:00 PM

The Bowlsby split-grill coupon essays, explained

By 1865, the National Bank Note Company was determined to acquire the rights to any and all prevention and reuse patents that might pose a threat to their contract to produce United States postage stamps. George Bowlsby’s coupon essay patent was one of these acquisitions.

January 11, 2017 05:00 PM

A Canal Zone postal card to be on the lookout for

Mint examples and postal cards with first-day cancels are plentiful, but you will be lucky to find one commercially or privately used.

January 11, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 11: Alice Paul

A longtime advocate for equal rights for women, Alice Paul fought successfully for passage of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote.

January 10, 2017 04:20 PM

Jan. 20 Inauguration Day postmark announced

The Jan. 20 Washington, D.C., Inauguration Day postmark has a circular datestamp and four horizontal bars framing the Presidential Inauguration Day Station message.

January 10, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 10: John A. Lejeune

An acclaimed leader in both the Spanish-American War and World War I, John A. Lejeune was commemorated in a stamp set honoring distinguished Marines.

January 09, 2017 05:00 PM

All the ways you can buy the new U.S. Flag stamp

The single design will be offered in six different formats, resulting in what appear to be five major varieties.

January 09, 2017 10:55 AM

Kennedy stamp will be issued in pane of 12

Decorative selvage on the 12-stamp pane honoring President John F. Kennedy includes a detail from the official White House portrait.

January 09, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 9: Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt was a leader in the long effort to obtain the right for women to vote in the United States. She was born Jan. 9, 1859.

January 08, 2017 05:00 PM

Prestigious Lichtenstein award to be presented to major hobby figure

The philatelist being honored is a past president of the Collectors Club of New York and the American Philatelic Society.

January 07, 2017 08:00 AM

U.S. Seashells stamps: When and where they will be issued

United States stamps depicting four different seashells will be issued in panes of 20 and coil rolls of 100.

January 06, 2017 05:00 PM

The best captions for the 1998 25¢ Christmas stamp

Somehow, presidential politics seems to have entered into just about every contest in 2016. December's contest was no exception.