February 19, 2017 05:00 PM

Hillary Clinton is president on souvenir sheet for sale on eBay

The firm selling them told Linn’s that it has 40 examples of the Clinton sheet, and said that it did not know if others existed.

February 19, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 19: Sven Hedin

As Sven Hedin traveled through uncharted areas of Asia, the Swedish explorer recorded his findings, and published them upon his return.

February 17, 2017 01:00 PM

The website devoted to getting kids into stamp collecting

Robert W. Martin is a stamp collector who runs the website StampCollectingClubsForKids.org.

February 16, 2017 07:00 PM

Be on the lookout for these beautiful bicolor stamps of French Congo

French colonial issues are known for long sets of attractive bicolor pictorial stamps, and French Congo is no exception.

February 16, 2017 05:00 PM

The 10 designs that make up Sudan’s 1962 definitive issue

Many collectors and dealers suggest introducing youngsters to stamp collecting in order to promote the hobby. This set would be the perfect introduction.

February 16, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 16: Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin

A pioneer in botanical research in the Americas, Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin recorded his findings in scientific volumes published in Europe.

February 15, 2017 05:00 PM

Dramatic Canadian Opera commemoratives have taken the stage

Bold colors and dark tales mingle in a striking new five-design issue celebrating Canadian opera.

February 15, 2017 04:45 PM

British postage labels showcase the history of mail carried by rail

The postage labels are available from terminals in post office branches throughout the United Kingdom.

February 15, 2017 03:05 PM

The different options for safely storing a stamp collection: Stamp Collecting Basics

There are ways other than standard albums to keep your collection safe and enjoyable.

February 13, 2017 05:00 PM

Royal Mail announces Christmas stamp design competition for children

Like the 2013 contest, the new contest has the theme “What does the Christmas season mean to you?” The competition is open to schoolchildren in the United Kingdom from ages 4 to 11. Entries must be submitted by March 17.

February 12, 2017 08:00 AM

A country with affordable yet challenging-to-find stamps

Just because many sets have relatively low catalog value doesn’t mean that they are all that easy to find or not in demand.

February 11, 2017 08:00 AM

Stamps that show the evolution of the Georgian flag

Vexillology is what those with a tendency toward exotic words call the study of or an interest in flags. Georgia is an interesting study.

February 11, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Feb. 11: Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

A prominent scientific writer and longtime secretary of the French Academy of Sciences, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle was born Feb. 11, 1657, in Rouen.

February 09, 2017 07:00 PM

The legendary figure on Canada’s newest Black History Month stamp

The stamp honors the earliest-known Canadian of African descent, about whom very little is known.

February 09, 2017 05:00 PM

In peace or in victory, Barbados hailed the end of World War I

Despite being some distance from the main action, Great Britain’s colonies, including Barbados, did not spend World War I on the sidelines.

February 08, 2017 07:00 PM

Versailles Peace Congress that ended World War I commemorated on 1919 cancellation

This cover reminds us that wise victors in war are merciful, not vindictive.

February 08, 2017 05:15 PM

Austria has political drama, too, and a new stamp embodies it

The designer of the stamp admits that his inspiration came from news headlines about Austria’s recent presidential election.

February 06, 2017 04:30 PM

The Penny Black played a small role in a recent episode of ‘Victoria’

“So everybody who wants to send a letter,” Victoria says when educated on the world's first self-adhesive postage stamp, “will have to lick my face?”

February 06, 2017 02:00 PM

Queen Elizabeth’s historic milestone honored on new stamp

The sapphire jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was marked Feb. 6 by a royal gun salute and a new postage stamp from Great Britain’s Royal Mail.

February 05, 2017 07:00 PM

How stamps mark the long-term friendship between France and the United States

The first stamps marking the friendship between France and the United States were issued Sept. 15, 1927. They were not the last.