December 02, 2016 01:00 PM

The collectible newspaper stamps of Wells Fargo

Many of the newspaper stamps are pricey, but some are quite affordable, especially in unused condition.

December 02, 2016 09:30 AM

One stunning stamp discovery made and 40 new 2017 U.S. issues announced: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we delved into why the latest FIP election is causing tension in top philatelic circles.

December 01, 2016 07:00 PM

Historic contents can lurk inside ordinary covers

Many covers that appear ordinary on the outside contain enclosures that are significant to the overall value of the cover.

December 01, 2016 05:00 PM

Two varieties that have confused collectors for nearly 50 years

Collectors often ask about these items and even submit them for expertizing, wondering or hoping that they might be rare errors.

November 29, 2016 09:00 AM

Council for Postal Collectors to be formed after recent summit meeting

The new group of hobby leaders will consider a summary of points from the Summit on the Future of Philately and develop action plans.

November 26, 2016 07:00 PM

Getting into the Christmas spirit with new cartoon caption contest

There's something weird about this 1988 U.S. Christmas stamp, which makes it an ideal candidate for the December cartoon caption contest.

November 25, 2016 07:00 PM

Stunning discovery of U.S. Columbian stamp pane reported in Germany

The sheet is the only known complete pane of the $2 stamp from the very first U.S. commemorative series.

November 25, 2016 05:00 PM

How organizations helped sell the Christmas seal

Postcards with greetings from organizations are unusual, so John Hotchner was pleased to snap one up.

November 25, 2016 01:00 PM

The stamp that features a U.S. president who might sound familiar: Tip of the Week

Believe it or not, President-elect Trump has some surprising similarities to one of his predecessors.

November 25, 2016 09:00 AM

Jack-o’-Lantern die-cut shift numbers revealed, future of philately discussed: Week’s Most Read

It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. We’re looking back at our five most-read stories of the week.

November 24, 2016 05:00 PM

Examples of postal fees for key or identification return tough to find

A postal fee category was developed so that a lost room key from a hotel could be returned to the business without prepayment.

November 24, 2016 01:00 PM

1944 cover celebrates Christmas and a beloved World War II hero

Christmas 1944 was less grim than the Christmases of 1941 to 1943. And a famed U.S. general got a big share of the credit.

November 24, 2016 08:00 AM

Happy Thanksgiving from Linn’s and Scott

The staff of Linn's Stamp News and the Scott catalogs wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving. Cheers!

November 23, 2016 05:00 PM

How coin and stamp hobby demographics compare

The profile of the U.S. Mint’s customer base, people who are buying coins, is in many ways similar to what we see in the stamp hobby.

November 22, 2016 12:30 AM

Forty additional U.S. stamps for 2017

The United States Postal Service has announced a new round of subjects that will be featured on U.S. stamps in the coming year.

November 21, 2016 02:00 PM

APRL preparing to sell recently recovered Jenny Invert

The trustees of the American Philatelic Research Library have decided that owning one Jenny Invert stamp is enough, and they are now taking steps to sell the long-missing stolen airmail error stamp that was returned to the APRL earlier this year.

November 20, 2016 02:00 PM

How many Jack-o’-Lantern stamps were affected by die-cut shifts?

Are the out-of-register die cuts affecting the 2016 Jack-o’-Lantern forever stamps creating any major stamp varieties?

November 19, 2016 02:00 PM

How to navigate the National Postal Museum website

The site provides collector info, details about current exhibits at the museum, and links to virtual versions of many of them.

November 19, 2016 09:00 AM

How did a stampless Christmas card make it through the mail?

Several Linn’s readers wrote in with theories about how and why the card slipped through the cracks en route to its final destination.

November 18, 2016 07:00 PM

APS puts out new book that modern U.S. stamp collectors should love

It's the first of what likely will be a series of books on U.S. commemorative stamps published by the American Philatelic Society.