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Born May 31: Walt Whitman

May 31, 2015 04:00 AM

American poet and journalist Walt Whitman was born May 31, 1819, in Long Island, N.Y.

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Born May 30: Benny Goodman

May 30, 2015 03:00 AM

The man known worldwide as "The King of Swing," Benny Goodman, was born May 30, 1909, in Chicago, Ill.

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Stamps.com seeks to acquire Endicia

May 29, 2015 06:30 PM

Two providers of personal computer postage may soon be operating under one owner, as Stamps.com hopes to obtain Endicia.com, which is currently owned by Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

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Memorial Day tributes flood Facebook: Afternoon Report

May 29, 2015 06:30 PM

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

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Gyrocopter pilot on fake stamp, postcards headed to Smithsonian: Week's Most Read

May 29, 2015 10:07 AM

Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics.

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Linns.com gets fresh new look

May 29, 2015 09:24 AM

Amos Media Company, the parent company of Linn’s Stamp News and the Scott postage stamp catalogs, launched the much-anticipated redesign of Linns.com the week of May 24.

Born May 29: John F. Kennedy

May 29, 2015 09:05 AM

Facebook Tweeter Google + Get Link John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Mass., on May 29, 1917. The man who would become the nation's 35th president was the second of nine children in the family of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and businessman Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr.

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Confederate adversity covers from paper shortages

May 29, 2015 07:56 AM

Although it was a tragic time in our nation’s history, the American Civil War during the years 1861 to 1865 created a bonanza of material for postal historians and cover collectors.

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Editorial staff changes announced at Linn’s and Scott

May 29, 2015 07:44 AM

Donna Houseman has been named editorial director for the Amos Media stamp group, consisting of Linn’s Stamp News and the Scott postage stamp catalogs.

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Born May 28: Jim Thorpe

May 28, 2015 03:14 PM

Jim Thorpe, a remarkable athlete whose skill and talent spanned several sports in both amateur and professional venues, was born May 28, 1886 or 1887, on American Indian land near Prague, Okla. His given name was Wa-Tho-Huk, which means "Bright Path."

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Midwest Stamp Dealers Association announces new location for postage stamp show

May 27, 2015 09:30 PM

The following is a release from the Midwest Stamp Dealers Association:

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Born May 27: Hubert Humphrey

May 27, 2015 03:07 PM

Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr., was born May 27, 1911, in Wallace, S.D. His father was a pharmacist, and his mother was Norwegian by birth.

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Born May 26: John Wayne

May 26, 2015 04:40 AM

Legendary film star John Wayne first appeared on a United States stamp in 1990, just about 11 years after his death on June 11, 1979.

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Born May 25: Igor Sikorsky

May 25, 2015 04:40 AM

The third airmail stamp issued in 1988 had a 36¢ denomination to fulfill the new rate for international airmail postcards, which had gone into effect more than two months earlier.

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Born May 24: Carmine Infantino

May 24, 2015 04:40 AM

A celebrated comic book artist, editor and publishing executive, Carmine Infantino was born May 24, 1925. He was 81 years old when his name appeared on the backing paper for two self-adhesive postage stamps that featured his artwork: the 39¢ The Flash stamp (Scott 4084f) and the 39¢ Cover of The Flash No. 111 stamp (4084p).

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Born May 23: Douglas Fairbanks

May 23, 2015 04:40 AM

At the dawn of the 20th century, a dashing young actor was just embarking on his exciting new career. Born Douglas Eaton Thomas Ulman on May 23, 1883, he had become Douglas Fairbanks when his mother took on a new name after divorcing Douglas' father.

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'Pyramid' of very personal postcards headed to Smithsonian: Afternoon Report

May 22, 2015 01:15 PM

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

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Born May 22: Harvey Milk

May 22, 2015 03:30 AM

One year ago today, a nondenominated (49¢) forever stamp commemorating politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk was issued in Washington, D.C., with a first-day ceremony at the White House.

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Modern U.S. Mail: Why were some postage due stamps “VOIDED” on U.S. mail?

May 21, 2015 09:18 PM

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Born May 21: Raymond Burr

May 21, 2015 03:30 AM

A 44¢ stamp picturing actor Raymond Burr with his Perry Mason co-star William Talman (Scott 4414n) was issued Aug. 11, 2009, as part of the Early TV Memories set.

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Born May 20: Dolley Madison

May 20, 2015 08:00 AM

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Born May 19: Johns Hopkins

May 19, 2015 08:00 AM

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APS hires Megan Orient as manager of shows

May 18, 2015 07:30 PM

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Author Flannery O'Connor on new stamp June 5

May 18, 2015 06:00 PM

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New U.S. stamps planned for new rates

May 18, 2015 02:30 PM

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Born May 18: Gertrude Kasebier

May 18, 2015 08:00 AM

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Born May 17: Joel Elias Spingarn

May 17, 2015 08:00 AM

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Born May 16: Henry Fonda

May 16, 2015 08:00 AM

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2015 70¢ Vintage Tulip sells out, USPS rate increases set for May 31: Week's Most Read

May 15, 2015 02:27 PM

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Release for Missing Children forever stamp approaches: Morning Report

May 15, 2015 02:00 PM

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Born May 15: Katherine Anne Porter

May 15, 2015 08:00 AM

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Special Olympics World Games forever stamps now available: Morning Report

May 14, 2015 04:00 PM

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Born May 14: Thomas Gainsborough

May 14, 2015 08:00 AM

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Born May 13: Joe Louis

May 13, 2015 08:00 AM

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Stamp Out Hunger 2015 in the books: Morning Report

May 12, 2015 01:48 PM

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Born May 12: Katharine Hepburn

May 12, 2015 08:00 AM

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You bought it: Reader adds to collection of covers related to Washington Crossing the Delaware

May 11, 2015 07:47 PM

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U.S. Notes Cartoon Contest, May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015 09:16 AM

The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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APS to announce new director of shows

May 11, 2015 12:40 AM

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Born May 11: Richard Feynman

May 11, 2015 08:00 AM

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Happy Mother's Day, Linn's Stamp News readers

May 10, 2015 05:38 PM

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Born May 10: Montgomery Blair

May 10, 2015 04:00 PM

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Born May 9: Henry J. Kaiser

May 09, 2015 08:00 AM

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U.S. Stamp Notes: Cover’s contents promote membership in the Red Cross

May 08, 2015 03:54 PM

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New Linn’s monthly magazine well-received; May issue brings back larger typeface

May 08, 2015 08:11 AM

The second issue of our newly redesigned Linn’s Stamp News monthly magazine was e-mailed to digital subscribers Friday, May 1. Print copies began arrving in mailboxes the week of May 4.

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U.S. die proofs of the 20th century present a collecting challenge

May 08, 2015 11:41 AM

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Born May 8: Harry S. Truman

May 08, 2015 08:00 AM

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2015 70¢ Vintage Tulip sold out; new denomination possible

May 07, 2015 06:49 PM

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Medal of Honor series adds Air Force medal in pane of 24

May 07, 2015 01:56 PM

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Born May 7: Gary Cooper

May 07, 2015 08:00 AM

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