U.S. Stamps and Postal History

You bought it: Shield and Eagle stamp, Battle of New Orleans mint sheets You bought it: Shield and Eagle stamp, Battle of New Orleans mint sheets
As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we like to ask Linn's Stamps News Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently.   (Read more...)

Postal history symposium April 30
A postal history symposium with the theme “The Challenging 20th Century: Men, Machines and Modernization,” will take place April 30 on the campus of (Read more...)

Final Civil War set shows Battle of Five Forks, Appomattox Final Civil War set shows Battle of Five Forks, Appomattox
The final stamp set in the United States Postal Service’s five-year commemoration of the U (Read more...)

Postmark remembers 1964 Selma march Postmark remembers 1964 Selma march
The United States Postal Service has authorized a commemorative postmark for the 1965 civil rights march from Selma, Ala., to the state capital in Montgomery, a key event in U.S. civil rights history  (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: The U.N. on U.S. stamps and labels; horseshoe revenue U.S. Stamp Notes: The U.N. on U.S. stamps and labels; horseshoe revenue
The United States helped to found the United Nations after World War II, as celebrated by a 5¢ stamp issued April 25, 1945 (Scott 928). (Read more...)

New variety of nondenominated (49¢) Ferns coils March 27 New variety of nondenominated (49¢) Ferns coils March 27
The United States Postal Service is issuing a new variety of the Ferns forever stamps in coils on March 27. (Read more...)

Essays and Proofs: Henry Lowenberg’s experiments to prevent stamp reuse Essays and Proofs: Henry Lowenberg’s experiments to prevent stamp reuse
My last Essays and Proofs column (Linn’s, Jan. 26, page 22), introduced Henry Lowenberg and his experiments with postage stamps in the 1860s. (Read more...)

From Me To You issue date now April 1
The United States Postal Service will issue its From Me To You stamp April 1 in Washington, D.C. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Tips for expertizing the Kansas-Nebraska overprints of 1929 U.S. Stamp Notes: Tips for expertizing the Kansas-Nebraska overprints of 1929
Is it possible that the Kansas-Nebraska overprints in your collection have been faked? (Read more...)

Yellow Hat stamp find reported, lick-and-stick U.S. stamp on its way out: Week Yellow Hat stamp find reported, lick-and-stick U.S. stamp on its way out: Week's Most Read
It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news. (Read more...)

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