U.S. Stamps and Postal History

U.S. Stamp Notes: New tagging error added to the 2015 Scott U.S. Specialized U.S. Stamp Notes: New tagging error added to the 2015 Scott U.S. Specialized
New discoveries are always fun, and the way to make them is to pay close attention to the stamps that cross your desk. This is especially true if you have an interest in tagging varieties. (Read more...)

Bidding war drives 22¢ Prexie solo cover to $4,050 on eBay Bidding war drives 22¢ Prexie solo cover to $4,050 on eBay
When two auction bidders decide they must have the same thing, the results can be spectacular. (Read more...)

USPS offering Water Lilies stamped envelopes April 17 USPS offering Water Lilies stamped envelopes April 17
The United States Postal Service will issue two varieties of  (Read more...)

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...)

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