October 17, 2016 12:33 AM

‘Finest ever’ collection of West Indies revenue stamps displayed

The Royal Philatelic Society London was privileged to see a display and presentation of Michael Medlicott's revenues.

October 16, 2016 08:00 AM

Meet the Linn’s editors who bring almost 120 years of experience to every issue

Our readers likely know little about the writers who put together their stamp news week after week. Let's change that.

October 15, 2016 03:55 PM

The spooky subjects that are featured on new stamps of the world

The crop includes six stamps from Jersey illustrating local myths and legends of the island in the English Channel.

October 15, 2016 02:46 PM

Subjects of 2017 U.N. stamps revealed

The crop includes a new Chinese Lunar Calendar stamp, and new issues in its Flag, Endangered Species, and World Heritage series.

October 15, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 15: King Carol II

King Carol II, ruler of Romania from 1930 until 1940, was a stamp collector who once owned Sweden's famous Treskillng Yellow error of color.

October 14, 2016 07:00 PM

Gone, but not forgotten? Heroes of science honored on stamps

These are individuals of great accomplishment who are not currently recognized globally to any great extent.

October 13, 2016 07:00 PM

How Syria’s postage due stamps show country’s rich history and notable sites

With civil war ravaging Syria, these stamps might be the last and only way we can enjoy these ancient places.

October 13, 2016 08:45 AM

APRL celebrates opening of new library

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new American Philatelic Research Library is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Oct. 29 in Bellefonte, Pa.

October 13, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 13: Margaret Thatcher

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was born Oct. 13, 1925. She served as prime minister for more than 11 years, and became a baroness in 1992.

October 12, 2016 01:00 PM

You may not have heard of Quelimane, but its stamps are worth getting to know

Today Quelimane is the administrative capital of the Zambezia Province in Mozambique on the east coast of Africa. A seaport founded by Muslim slavers and traders, it is the oldest city in Mozambique. It was ruled by the Kilwa Sultanate until the Portuguese replaced them in the 16th century.

October 12, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 12: Luciano Pavarotti

Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti was a star of the opera stage whose later work with popular musicians further expanded his international fan base.

October 09, 2016 07:00 PM

Canada’s commemorative envelopes, a collectible innovation

Although they’ve been around at least since the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada’s commemorative envelopes have slowly become collector’s items that are worth your attention if you like Canadian stamps and covers.

October 09, 2016 09:00 AM

Irish revenues for rover: 1866 act gave rise to dog license stamps

Passage of the Dogs Regulation Act for Ireland in 1865 created a new revenue stamp collecting specialty.

October 08, 2016 02:00 PM

1928 issue from a classic ‘postage-stamp kingdom’ in demand: Tip of the Week

Because of its dual-administration history, Andorra has a natural appeal on its own beyond French and Spanish collectors.

October 07, 2016 07:00 PM

The vote is in: ballot boxes, suffrage and elections on stamps

With the U.S. presidential election approaching, the topic of voting seems to be everywhere, even on postage stamps.

October 07, 2016 09:00 AM

Breaking down Canada’s newest NHL stamps

On Sept. 23, Canada Post proudly unveiled the penultimate stamps in its five-year-long National Hockey League series.

October 05, 2016 07:00 PM

Eastern Europe stamps highlight mythology of Europa and the bull

Since the establishment of the European Union, Europa and the bull has frequently been used as a symbol of that supranational grouping.

October 05, 2016 05:00 PM

United Nations issues souvenir sheets for wildlife conference

The United Nations Postal Administration issued 12 stamps Sept. 24, the opening day of a world wildlife conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Called Eye on Africa, this stamp set features endangered animals and plants from that continent.

October 05, 2016 03:00 PM

Long-awaited reorganization of volumes makes Scott Standard catalogs easier to use

Beginning with the 2018 edition, we will split each volume of the Scott Standard catalogs into two volumes, A and B. This change alone represents a reduction in weight for each book by almost 50 percent, making the catalogs easier than ever to reference, transport and store.

October 03, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Oct. 3: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

One of today's most effective strikers, international soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic was honored by his native Sweden with a set of five stamps.