U.S. Stamps and Postal History

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...)

New U.S. stamp set pays tribute to the art of Martin Ramirez New U.S. stamp set pays tribute to the art of Martin Ramirez
A new five-stamp set from the United States Postal Service features intricate hand-drawn designs created by Mexican-born self-taught artist Martin Ramirez during his long confinement in a Northern California mental hospital (Read more...)

Answers to reader queries: exhibiting, USPS policies and more Answers to reader queries: exhibiting, USPS policies and more
Let’s answer a number of questions that have come up recently, both in response to columns and elsewhere. (Read more...)

End of lick-and-stick stamp era mourned by readers End of lick-and-stick stamp era mourned by readers
In a March 3 post, Linn's Stamp News Senior Editor Michael Baadke (Read more...)

Looking for a challenge? Try collecting Great Americans on certificates of mailing Looking for a challenge? Try collecting Great Americans on certificates of mailing
In past columns, I’ve demonstrated how finding different usages of the same denomination of the 1981 to 1995 Great American series of definitive stamps is one interesting way to collect the series. (Read more...)

Peter Martin resigns; Albert Starkweather named ‘First Days’ editor
Albert W. Starkweather has been named editor of First Days, the journal of the American First Day Cover Society. (Read more...)

Lyons wins single-frame championship
Larry Lyons was named the winner of the single-frame  (Read more...)

Make your reservations now for the Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately
Do you want to find out how the common scanner can be used to distinguish small color variations? How new techniques can determine whether perforations are real or fake? How different types of visible and nonvisible light can identify forgeries? How science can be used to make collecting stamps even more interesting?

The agenda for the (Read more...)


New 1¢ Bobcat coil on the prowl New 1¢ Bobcat coil on the prowl
The United States Postal Service issued a new variety of its 1¢ Bobcat coil on Saturday (Feb. 21) during the Aripex stamp show in Mesa, Ariz. (Read more...)

Washington coil error discovered on flat-rate envelope used to mail APS circuit books Washington coil error discovered on flat-rate envelope used to mail APS circuit books
A newly discovered die cut-omitted (imperforate) error of the 2011 United States 20¢ George Washington coil stamp (Scott 4512) has been reported by a stamp collector in Wisconsin. (Read more...)

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