newsTell us what the submarine commander on this stamp might be thinking
April 23, 2017 02:00 PMYour challenge for the May cartoon caption contest. Put yourself at the periscope on the 29¢ Officer at Periscope stamp from the 1994 Road to Victory pane of 10 that was part of the World War II series.
news2012 Four Flag coil stamps counterfeited, rare Jefferson stamp heads to auction: Week’s Most Read
April 21, 2017 09:00 AMIn other top stories, we learn it took quite some time for John Jay, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, to appear on a U.S. stamp, and a new Flag For All Seasons coil error was sold on eBay.
newsThe fiery 1910 train crash behind a ‘Delayed in Wreck’ postal marking
April 19, 2017 07:00 PMUnless there was major loss of human life, it’s frequently difficult to ferret out much information about an incident — and that’s if we’re lucky enough to have some sort of auxiliary marking connected with an event. Such is the case with the postcard illustrated nearby.
newsFour Flags coil stamps latest issue to be counterfeited; one bogus version more convincing than its competitor
April 14, 2017 07:30 PMOf the two counterfeit versions of the Sennett-produced Four Flags coil stamps, one is a crude, easily spotted mimic of the genuine issue, while the other is a dead-on lookalike that would fool many collectors.
newsNew Wawrukiewicz book provides ‘insights’ into U.S. postal history
April 14, 2017 06:00 PMTopics include (but are not limited to) held for postage mail (an illustration-rich subject), attempted use of invalid postage, U.S. domestic and international airmail forwarding, and use on international mail of the A- through G-rate definitive stamps.
newsTwo prominent collectors, recently deceased, had strong connections to Linn’s and Scott
March 19, 2017 05:00 PMThe stamp hobby lost two important collectors in recent weeks: postal stationery researcher and collector Charles A. Fricke, and former United States Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin Bailar.