September 23, 2016 01:00 PM

Revisiting the splendid philatelic sites in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei

Wayne Chen recently returned to his birthplace in Taiwan and revisited some of his favorite philatelic destinations in the capital city of Taipei. He discovered some new places as well.

September 22, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 22: Michael Faraday

A pioneer in the field of electromagnetic field theory, English scientist Michael Faraday was commemorated on a British stamp in 1991 to mark his birth bicentennial.

September 20, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 20: Guy Lafleur

Sept. 20, 2016, is the 65th birthday of Quebec-born hockey legend Guy Lafleur, who has been honored twice on postage stamps of Canada.

September 18, 2016 09:00 AM

Finding Carinthia and the reasons for its 1920 semipostal stamps: Stamp Collecting Basics

As you perform regular collection maintenance, you might rediscover some forgotten but interesting stamps in your collection.

September 17, 2016 07:00 PM

Canada Post announces 2017 commemorative stamp program

“Dear Collectors, 2017 is going to be a big year,” Canada Post’s stamp services director recently wrote.

September 16, 2016 07:00 PM

How new British stamps help solve Agatha Christie’s mysteries

Known as the “Queen of Crime” and the “bestselling novelist of all time,” Christie wrote her first crime novel 100 years ago.

September 14, 2016 07:00 PM

Big history, small cost: Burma Military Administration stamps

With a set from when Britain controlled Burma after World War II, you can own a great deal of history for very little money.

September 14, 2016 05:00 PM

Perusing the online Crawford philatelic library

Anyone interested in older philatelic literary information will love the Crawford philatelic library.

September 13, 2016 02:14 PM

Cartor announced as new printer for Swedish, Danish stamps

Postnord has signed an agreement with Cartor Security Printing for the production of Swedish and Danish stamps.

September 12, 2016 05:00 PM

One last spooky set: Which spine-tingling sites are on the final five Haunted Canada stamps?

Each stamp focuses on a single supernatural site, with images made extra eerie through the use of holographic foil.

September 12, 2016 01:00 PM

Costa Rica issue has something to offer different types of collectors

Jesus Jimenez Zamora issue offers color proofs, perforation errors, imperforate stamps, overprints, and double perforations.

September 12, 2016 08:00 AM

Olympic Gymnast sheet is bellwether for Russia market: Tip of the Week

The market for Russian stamps in some ways resembles the Chinese market in that some items are attractive to investors who aren’t necessarily collectors.

September 12, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 12: Anselm Feuerbach

A German artist whose style grew from his admiration of the Italian masters, Anselm Feuerbach lived in Rome for many years, and taught in Vienna.

September 10, 2016 07:00 PM

New British stamps portray Great Fire of London using graphic-novel style

New Royal Mail stamps illustrate the start, spread, and end of the Great Fire of London like a comic book would.

September 10, 2016 08:00 AM

Stamps celebrate canonization of Mother Teresa

Three postal administrations closely associated with Mother Teresa issued stamps to commemorate her recent canonization.

September 09, 2016 07:00 PM

Australia Post’s first stamps for Norfolk Island feature seabirds

Australia Post is issuing its first stamps with the “Norfolk Island” inscription Sept. 23. The stamps feature seabirds, and the inscription on the stamps matches the colors of their bills.

September 05, 2016 05:00 PM

Hunting for colorful autumn foliage on postage stamps: Topics on Stamps

You can always open a stamp catalog to discover fall foliage on postage stamps. In addition, you can look through the Scott New Listings Update section of the monthly issue of Linn’s Stamp News to find new stamps that display the colorful topic of autumn leaves.

September 05, 2016 01:00 PM

What are those unusual wavy lines on your stamps?: Stamp Collecting Basics

This Stamp Collecting Basics gives readers a look into why stamps depict certain images, lines, and designs.

September 05, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Sept. 5: Freddie Mercury

A commemorative stamp from Great Britain's Millennium series honors the rock group Queen and pictures lead singer Freddie Mercury.

September 03, 2016 04:00 PM

North Borneo 1894 stamps: Legitimately scorned or real works of art?

The 1894 pictorial stamps of North Borneo often are cited as prime examples of efforts to swindle collectors.