U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Taylor ceremony update
The first-day ceremony for the United States stamp honoring Robert Robinson Taylor will take place Feb. 12 at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

William Tecumseh Sherman stamp caused controversy William Tecumseh Sherman stamp caused controversy
Long after the end of the Civil War, seven decades of peace between the North and the South was rattled by a 3¢ purple stamp (Scott 787). (Read more...)

Breast Cancer Research leads in semipostal sales Breast Cancer Research leads in semipostal sales
The United States Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp (Scott B1) remains the best selling U.S. semipostal stamp, according to new sales figures released by the U.S. Postal Service. (Read more...)

What’s on the minds of Linn’s readers? What’s on the minds of Linn’s readers about expertizing?
I’m enjoying the questions that have been coming in from Linn’s readers regarding various facets of expertizing United States and other stamps. (Read more...)

Postally used U.S. commems on cover are elusive Postally used U.S. commemoratives on cover are elusive
Although the United States Postal Service continues to produce millions of commemorative stamps each year, they are increasingly hard to find postally used. (Read more...)

U.S. Patriotic Waves stamp bears $2 denomination U.S. Patriotic Waves stamp bears $2 denomination
The United States Postal Service will issue a new $2 Patriotic Waves stamp Jan. 30 in panes of 10. (Read more...)

Mother and child identified on 1993 stamp Mother and child identified on 1993 stamp
Thanks to Linn’s reader Kenneth Rothschild, who specializes in deafness as portrayed on stamps, we have a new addition to the list of living people pictured on United States stamps. (Read more...)

Forever Hearts pair share love with lettering Forever Hearts pair share love with lettering
Love really is forever, judging by a pair of new United States stamps being issued Jan. 22. (Read more...)

Wade Saadi named Lichtenstein award recipient
Wade E. Saadi will receive the 2015 Alfred F. Lichtenstein memorial award at the annual awards dinner of the Collectors Club of New York on May 6. (Read more...)

Friends of Duck Stamp, FWS support $10 price increase
President Barack Obama’s approval of a $10 increase in the price of the federal hunting-permit stamp was welcomed by a number of the stamp’s advocates. (Read more...)

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