Report: Hillary Clinton slated for Oscar de la Renta ceremony

January 18, 2017 11:00 AM

The New York Times has reported that Hillary Clinton will be a featured speaker when the Oscar de la Renta stamp set is issued Feb. 16 in New York City.


Born Jan. 18: Cary Grant

January 18, 2017 03:30 AM

A leading man who earned the respect and admiration of his fellow actors, Cary Grant was honored on a Legends of Hollywood commemorative in 2002.


How the Christmas Seal and Charity Stamp Society celebrated its 15th anniversary

January 17, 2017 05:00 PM

The cinderella celebrated the society's 15th anniversary and honored the founder of the International Red Cross and the first Nobel Peace Prize recipient.


Rob Haeseler (1941-2017)

January 17, 2017 11:00 AM

Former Linn's Stamp News senior editor Rob Haeseler, who served eight years as trustee of the American Philatelic Research Library, died Jan. 16.


One of the most interesting Christmas cards you’ll come across

January 16, 2017 02:00 PM

This red “Uncle Sam’s Mail” postcard was canceled Dec. 26, 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Why is it so interesting?


APS seeks new shows manager as Orient departs

January 16, 2017 09:45 AM

As the American Philatelic Society's manager of shows and exhibitions leaves her position, the group begins the search for a replacement.


Born Jan. 16: Dizzy Dean

January 16, 2017 03:30 AM

As part of the St. Louis Cardinals' "Gashouse Gang" in 1934, pitcher Dizzy Dean won 30 games and led the team to a national championship.


The most Christmas seals we’ve ever seen on one cover

January 15, 2017 05:00 PM

We have a new champion in the category of most Christmas seals on a single cover. Have a look.


Why you can expect speedier FDC servicing in 2017

January 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Along with the consolidation of first-day cover servicing at USPS Cancellation Services comes a change in the address format that collectors should use.


Born Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2017 03:30 AM

American civil rights leader and Nobel laureate Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against injustice and led peaceful protests in an effort to transform the nation and the world.


When and where the newest Black Heritage series stamp will be issued

January 13, 2017 07:00 PM

The new nondenominated (49¢) commemorative forever stamp will honor civil rights advocate Dorothy Height.


Collector discovers error variety of 1983 Official Mail coil stamp

January 13, 2017 05:00 PM

Robert E. Thompson found the error stamp on a cover that was part of an auction lot comprised of about 3,000 Official Mail covers.


More 2017 U.S. stamps announced, new details on JFK issue released: Week’s Most Read

January 13, 2017 08:31 AM

Also this week, we learned more about the recently resurfaced Inverted Jenny stamp error, and took a trip to a tiny country that issues a ton of stamps.


The Bowlsby split-grill coupon essays, explained

January 12, 2017 05:00 PM

By 1865, the National Bank Note Company was determined to acquire the rights to any and all prevention and reuse patents that might pose a threat to their contract to produce United States postage stamps. George Bowlsby’s coupon essay patent was one of these acquisitions.


A Canal Zone postal card to be on the lookout for

January 11, 2017 05:00 PM

Mint examples and postal cards with first-day cancels are plentiful, but you will be lucky to find one commercially or privately used.


Born Jan. 11: Alice Paul

January 11, 2017 03:30 AM

A longtime advocate for equal rights for women, Alice Paul fought successfully for passage of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote.


Jan. 20 Inauguration Day postmark announced

January 10, 2017 04:20 PM

The Jan. 20 Washington, D.C., Inauguration Day postmark has a circular datestamp and four horizontal bars framing the Presidential Inauguration Day Station message.


Born Jan. 10: John A. Lejeune

January 10, 2017 03:30 AM

An acclaimed leader in both the Spanish-American War and World War I, John A. Lejeune was commemorated in a stamp set honoring distinguished Marines.


All the ways you can buy the new U.S. Flag stamp

January 09, 2017 05:00 PM

The single design will be offered in six different formats, resulting in what appear to be five major varieties.


Kennedy stamp will be issued in pane of 12

January 09, 2017 10:55 AM

Decorative selvage on the 12-stamp pane honoring President John F. Kennedy includes a detail from the official White House portrait.


Born Jan. 9: Carrie Chapman Catt

January 09, 2017 03:30 AM

Carrie Chapman Catt was a leader in the long effort to obtain the right for women to vote in the United States. She was born Jan. 9, 1859.


Prestigious Lichtenstein award to be presented to major hobby figure

January 08, 2017 05:00 PM

The philatelist being honored is a past president of the Collectors Club of New York and the American Philatelic Society.


U.S. Seashells stamps: When and where they will be issued

January 07, 2017 08:00 AM

United States stamps depicting four different seashells will be issued in panes of 20 and coil rolls of 100.


The best captions for the 1998 25¢ Christmas stamp

January 06, 2017 05:00 PM

Somehow, presidential politics seems to have entered into just about every contest in 2016. December's contest was no exception.


USPS announces another 14 stamps for 2017

January 06, 2017 01:00 PM

The latest announcement includes stamps for a legendary fashion designer and a famous American monument.


Some U.S. issue dates set; more Fruit stamps planned

January 05, 2017 05:15 PM

Issue dates for several U.S. stamps were revealed by the U.S. Postal Service Jan. 5. New varieties of the Grapes and Pears Fruit definitive stamps are planned.


Why U.S. telegraph stamps are different than those of other countries

January 05, 2017 05:00 PM

Telegraph stamps are quite popular with collectors in many countries, but U.S. telegraph stamps have only a small following.


Meet the designer of the 1960 Christmas seals

January 05, 2017 01:00 PM

Christmas seal designers don’t get the glory that is accorded postage stamp designers, but their efforts are no less worthy of praise.


Unannounced cardinal forever envelope sold in Ohio

January 04, 2017 10:45 AM

A new forever stamped envelope with a Northern Cardinal design was sold in Ohio in late December. It is sold in a pack of 12 with matching labels.


Jenny Invert last seen in 1918 to be auctioned

January 03, 2017 05:45 PM

One of two Jenny Invert stamps that dropped out of sight in 1918 has been in one family's private collection. It will be auctioned Feb. 15 in Chicago.
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