June 23, 2017 07:00 PM

Healey makes his debut this week as Linn’s Great Britain Philately columnist

Healey is well known to readers as Linn’s New York correspondent and for his coverage of the stamp auction scene, in particular his Auction Roundup columns in Linn’s monthly magazine.

June 23, 2017 05:00 PM

APS, ATA plan combined summer show in 2018

Two popular stamp hobby organizations will combine forces in 2018 to present an annual summer show in Columbus, Ohio.

June 23, 2017 03:00 PM

Elusive Great Britain Official perfins, ‘The Spirit of the Nation’ cinderella, faraway islands and their stamps: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

Also in the July 10 issue, Stamps Down Under columnist introduces the vibrant stamps of Cocos Islands, and Wayne Youngblood reveals the fascinating history behind a Prohibition-era cinderella.

June 21, 2017 07:00 PM

Lander Brothers Anchorage stamp a gem among Nigerian stamps

The stamp features a circular hologram, is on thick white paper, and has the denomination in black. The ink of the orange “Nigeria” inscription does not fluoresce, and there is a “NIPOST 2010” copyright inscription in the left margin.

June 20, 2017 05:30 PM

New stamps from Royal Mail display historic windmills and waterwheels

Royal Mail’s other products for the Windmills and Watermills set include first-day covers, six postcards reproducing the designs of the stamps, and a presentation pack with mint examples of the stamps and text by Martin Watts, an expert on mills.

June 18, 2017 07:00 PM

American flag symbolizes different subjects on new foreign stamps

The American flag is not only a popular subject on United States stamps; it appears on numerous new issues from around the world as well.

June 17, 2017 02:00 PM

Istanbul model for international reply coupon features dove, pair of hands, Arctic backdrop

The design of the new coupon by graphic artist Nguyen Du of Vietnam shows “a pair of hands and a dove against an Arctic backdrop to represent sustainable development in the postal sector,” according to the UPU, an organization that serves as the primary forum for cooperation between postal administrations worldwide.

June 16, 2017 01:00 PM

Canal Zone 50¢ Blackburn Official stamp offers both international and U.S. appeal

Only 1,000 of the rose-lilac stamps were issued. The 2017 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers does not value the stamp in unused condition or mint condition, because it is only known used. It is valued in used condition at $550.

June 15, 2017 07:00 PM

What’s in a name?: Boston 2026 World Expo seeks opportunities for philatelic inclusiveness

For the leaders behind Boston 2026 World Expo, a recent name change for the international stamp show opens up opportunities to be more inclusive.

June 15, 2017 07:30 AM

For sale: British stamp firm Stanley Gibbons

The venerable British stamp firm has confirmed it is open to takeover offers from “any interested party” as part of restructuring efforts begun last year.

June 13, 2017 07:00 PM

Canada 150: 10 stamps celebrate people, places, events of the past 50 years

Canada Post recently completed its marathon unveiling of stamps that began on April 28, revealing the final two stamps in the 10-stamp set.

June 13, 2017 09:45 AM

APS donates stamps to Holocaust art project

A school art project to remember the Holocaust has benefited from a donation of half a million stamps from the American Philatelic Society.

June 12, 2017 09:00 AM

Stamps that look scrumptious enough to eat: Netherlands’ Dutch Treats pane of 10

The treats pictured were selected in consultation with the Dutch Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Utrecht. The labels attached to the stamps describe the items.

June 11, 2017 07:00 PM

Attractive 1960 Nepal 5-rupee Crimson Horned Pheasant stamp rising in demand

This stamp is in demand and is a good buy at $75 up to full Scott catalog value. Unused hinged examples are a good buy at 50 percent to 75 percent of catalog value.

June 10, 2017 08:00 AM

Downward-facing dog, other yoga postures strike graceful poses on U.N. stamps

The United Nations Postal Administration is celebrating the International Day of Yoga by issuing a pane of 10 stamps and se-tenant (side-by-side) labels.

June 09, 2017 03:00 PM

The royal Russian on an Estonian stamp, researching cacheted FDCs, and a Syrian stamp for Palmyra: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

Also in the June 26 issue, Lloyd de Vries, in his informative First-Day Covers column, explores the myriad sources available to help collectors learn about the artists who created their cacheted FDCs.

June 09, 2017 01:00 PM

U.S. exhibitors strike gold at Finlandia 2017 held May 24-28 in Tampere

Finlandia 2017 in the city of Tampere was in many ways part of the celebrations marking Finland’s centenary as an independent nation.

June 08, 2017 01:00 PM

Royal Mail celebrates Machin 50th anniversary with souvenir sheets, prestige booklet

In the last 50 years, Arnold Machin’s iconic portrait of the queen has appeared on an estimated 220 billion stamps, printed in more than 130 colors.

June 04, 2017 07:00 PM

Volumes 3A and 3B of the 2018 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue: what to expect

The set of Vols. 3A and 3B of the 2018 Scott Standard catalog offers more than 8,800 value changes and numerous editorial enhancements.

June 02, 2017 05:00 PM

Fascinating history resides within borders on Switzerland’s Arms stamps

Have you ever looked closely at the Pro Juventute issues of 1918 to 1926 showing Swiss cantonal arms? Of course, you say.