newsSteve Zwillinger elected APRL board president
August 13, 2017 08:00 AMZwillinger, who has served on both the APRL board and the American Philatelic Society board of directors, is filling the position vacated by Roger S. Brody, who stepped down as president following the completion of his term.
newsUSPS heeds stamp collectors’ demands for smaller minimum quantities for coil stamps
August 12, 2017 07:00 PM“Let’s hope the reduction in minimum quantities for purchasing coil stamps is not a test but is to be common practice for most coil stamps,” writes Linn’s editorial director Donna Houseman.
newsAPS general meeting at Stampshow sees 13 receive 50-year membership medals
August 05, 2017 01:45 PMScott English, executive director of the American Philatelic Society, updated members on the society’s progress and upcoming initiatives during the society’s annual general membership meeting at Stampshow 2017 in Richmond, Va.
newsAmerican Philatelic Society stamp identifier makes a collector’s life easier
August 03, 2017 03:00 PMIn 2005, the American Philatelic Society introduced a rapid means of identifying puzzling or problematic stamps that do not require expertizing. Called APS Quick I.D., it is now handling more than a thousand submissions a year.
newsPostal robberies prompt secret marks, Frama stamps from Down Under, and Eric Gill’s Perpetua font: Inside Linn’s Stamp News
July 28, 2017 03:00 PMAlso in the Aug. 14 issue, a third-century Christian martyr lends her name to an iconic philatelic typeface, and Janet Klug explores the fascinating Frama stamps of Australia.
newsDispute over Statue of Liberty replica on 2010 U.S. Postal Service stamp ordered to trial
July 20, 2017 01:00 PMFederal Claims Court Judge Eric G. Bruggink rejected motions by both the Postal Service and sculptor Robert S. Davidson that would have effectively ended a four-year-old lawsuit over a stamp that was based on a replica of the Statue of Liberty.
newsGruber succeeds Kane at National Postal Museum; envisions incredible stamp stories
July 14, 2017 11:00 AMWhat attracted the Smithsonian Institution to its new National Postal Museum director were his fundraising skills and museum experience. That’s what won Elliot Gruber the job he will assume Sept. 5 as the third director of the 24-year-old Washington museum, according to Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton.
newsDon’t know much about history? Stamp collecting can enlighten you
July 08, 2017 07:00 PM“The phone call was a typical one for a dealer to receive,” Kaumann wrote. “A middle-aged sounding woman said she was calling for her boyfriend who had a stamp collection for sale. Predictably, she could tell me absolutely nothing about the collection. Unfortunately, I’m used to that.”
newsTwitter, Trump collide in entries for June cartoon caption contest
July 08, 2017 09:00 AMThe contest stamp for June featured the stoic figure of George Washington leading the Continental Army, in, shall we say, uninviting weather, across the Delaware River to surprise British forces at Trenton, N.J.
newsPhoto essays rise to prominence with sale of Alvin Hall collection
July 07, 2017 05:00 PMUpon Hall’s death at age 80, in 1969, his three-volume collection of photo essays and small die proofs passed to his son, who consigned it in the May 2017 Harmers International auction sale in New York City.
newsChilean crocus postal card in Ohio, Seated Liberty stamps of Peru, and ‘Bonanza’ star on a postmark: Inside Linn’s Stamp News
July 07, 2017 03:00 PMAlso in the July 24 issue, Michael Baadke, in Postmark Pursuit, highlights a special postmark in honor of Dan Blocker, who portrayed Eric “Hoss” Cartwright on the long-running TV Western Bonanza.
newsExamining a reader’s postage due stamp, zeppelin covers soar: Week’s Most Read
July 07, 2017 10:30 AMAlso this week, a document showing the first use of a stamp in America tops $19,000 in Kelleher sale, and we highlight all the excitement of Stampshow 2017, to be held Aug. 3-6 in Richmond, Va.