U.S. Stamps and Postal History

You bought it: Washington Franklin precancels, 19th century U.S. covers
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Monday Morning Brief | Linn’s U.S. Stamp Poll
Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty discusses the history of the Linn’s United States Stamp Popularity Poll, starting with the first poll in 1948, and revealing some of the results of the Linn’s 2014 U (Read more...)

Circus stamps picked as  overall favorite, best design Circus stamps picked as overall favorite, best design
In the recently concluded Linn’s United States Stamp Popularity Poll, the Circus Posters set of eight stamps was chosen as the overall favorite issue of 2014. (Read more...)

Stack Stack's Bowers to auction Jenny Invert 'Locket Copy'
The 24¢ Jenny Invert is America’s most widely recognized stamp error. When the airmail stamp was issued in 1918, just 100 examples with the airplane flying upside down were discovered in a single pane (Read more...)

Dollar-Sign Stamps: Eagle, moon popular on early Express Mail stamps Dollar-Sign Stamps: Eagle, moon popular on early Express Mail stamps
Among the more eye-catching United States postage stamps with high denominations are those that have been issued to pay basic rates for Express Mail service. (Read more...)

Modern U.S. Mail: Long search turns up undeliverable card from 1956-85 period Modern U.S. Mail: Long search turns up undeliverable card from 1956-85 period
For the past year or so I have been concentrating upon the collecting and exhibiting of unmailable and undeliverable postal cards and postcards. (Read more...)

Winners announced in Delaware sporting stamp design competitions Winners announced in Delaware sporting stamp design competitions
The following is a release from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control: (Read more...)

Winner of Maryland bird stamp design contest announced Winner of Maryland bird stamp design contest announced
The following is a release from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources: (Read more...)

You bought it: Reader adds to collection of unusual usages of U.S. Transportation coils You bought it: Reader adds to collection of unusual usages of U.S. Transportation coils
As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we like to ask Linn's Stamp News Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently.   (Read more...)

A tale of two first-day ceremonies: Maya Angelou and Civil War A tale of two first-day ceremonies: Maya Angelou and Civil War
There seemed to be no question that the Maya Angelou forever stamp would produce a huge first-day event on April 7. (Read more...)

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