newsNational Parks set wraps up with Yellowstone National Park
April 25, 2016 10:40 AMEstablished in 1872, Yellowstone National Park each year draws more than 3 million visitors enjoying its expansive wilderness. The bison on the upcoming forever stamp symbolize the many species of mammals found in the park.
newsFourteen of 16 U.S. National Parks stamp designs have been revealed
April 21, 2016 12:12 AMUnited States stamp designs honoring five national parks were revealed during mid-April. The parks that are newly featured are Haleakala National Park in Hawaii; Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C.; Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont; Mount Rainier National Park in Washington; and San Francisco Maritime Historical Park in California.
newsGolden Eagle Pass souvenir sheet tough to find: Stamp Market Tips
April 20, 2016 12:41 AMOn Dec. 10, 1987, the National Park Service issued a $25 Golden Eagle Pass souvenir sheet of seven (Scott RVP1). The top right stamp is inscribed“Golden Eagle Pass” alongside an eagle in flight. The designs of the other stamps are from paintings produced for the Arts for the Parks program.
news1962 Congressional proposal for mental illness stamp discovered: U.S. Stamp Notes
April 20, 2016 12:21 AMA mental Illness stamp proposal in 1962 failed to pass muster. The stamp would have marked the 150th anniversary in 1963 of the founding of the Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., the nation’s oldest private psychiatric hospital.
newsJenny Invert from McCoy block recovered in New York City
April 15, 2016 12:52 AMOne of the two missing 1918 United States Jenny Invert airmail error stamps from the famed McCoy block that was stolen in 1955 was recovered in early April. Auctioneer Spink USA in New York City announced the electrifying find April 15.
newsNew Confederate States work shows how censuses play key role in philatelic research
April 14, 2016 05:19 PMLinn’s recently received a review copy of the recently published study Uniontown, Alabama, Postmaster’s Provisionals by Francis J. Crown Jr. Not only is this work an important study for collectors of Confederate States of America philately, but it also emphasizes the importance of censuses to stamp collecting.
newsU.S. 2015 Paul Newman pane of 20: Tip of the Week
April 13, 2016 12:56 AMOn Sept. 18, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service issued a nondenominated (49¢) Paul Newman stamp (Scott 5020) in panes of 20. Although the Academy Award-winning actor/director was best known for his on-screen performances, the stamp, which is inscribed “Actor/Philanthropist,” is not part of the Legends of Hollywood series.