U.S. Stamps and Postal History

Artist who won a spot on the 2015 North Carolina duck stamp announced Virginia artist wins a spot on the 2015 North Carolina duck stamp
The following is a release from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission: (Read more...)

2015 ASDA Midwest Postage Stamp Show set for March
The following is a release from the American Stamp Dealers Association: (Read more...)

Obama advisor Jarrett attends Robert Robinson Taylor first-day ceremony Obama advisor Jarrett attends Robert Robinson Taylor first-day ceremony
It's not everyday that the President of the United States sends a special greeting to a first-day stamp event. (Read more...)

A few favorites from 16 years of writing about U.S. stamps A few favorites from 16 years of writing about U.S. stamps
When I came to work for Linn’s Stamp News in 1999, my duties demanded paying close attention to the stamps that the  (Read more...)

Scenes from Uncle Tom Slavery, segregation and civil rights all part of National Postal Museum exhibit
The new exhibition that opened Thursday at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum is a ground-breaking one.  (Read more...)

Is this 1999 registered cover commercial or philatelic? Is this 1999 registered cover commercial or philatelic?
Steve Datz, author of the Scott Catalogue of Errors on U.S. Postage Stamps, posed an interesting question when he sent me a picture of the cover shown here. (Read more...)

U.S. Stamp Notes: Readers share their thoughts, questions on expertizing U.S. Stamp Notes: Readers share their thoughts, questions on expertizing
Since the objective of this column is to help collectors better understand expertizing and how and when to use expertization services, I am continuing last month’s journey (Linn’s, Jan (Read more...)

What's going on at the 2015 Texpex stamp show?
The following is a release from the organizers of the Texpex Stamp Show: (Read more...)

Essays and Proofs: Interest in Henry Lowenberg’s essays Essays and Proofs: Interest in Henry Lowenberg’s essays
The National Bank Note Co. considered Henry Lowenberg to be a worthy adversary when it came to developing ideas that would receive patents for the prevention of reuse of postage stamps. (Read more...)

$1 violet black Franklin issued 100 years ago $1 violet black Franklin issued 100 years ago
Today is the 100th anniversary of the United States $1 violet black Benjamin Franklin perf. 10 stamp, issued Feb. 8, 1915 (Scott 460). (Read more...)

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