January 17, 2017 02:00 PM

Canada hides sesquicentennial references in its Year of the Rooster stamps

Canada Post is hiding references to the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation in all of its 2017 stamp issues.

January 16, 2017 05:00 PM

Aland’s sailing ship stamp series continues

The barque Mariehamn is pictured on a nondenominated domestic-rate stamp.

January 15, 2017 07:00 PM

How an unopened bundle of 1898 Philippines stamp sheets might have made its way to my stamp room

Every once in a while, collectors come across something that is really cool. That happened to Don Peterson recently.

January 14, 2017 05:00 PM

Pope Francis meets artist whose painting inspired a Vatican stamp

A photographer captured the philatelic moment at the Paul VI Audience Hall in the Vatican.

January 14, 2017 08:00 AM

The Mongolian stamps that are gaining popularity

With virtually no immigration from Mongolia to the U.S. and little cross-cultural contact, there are not many U.S. collectors who specialize in Mongolia.

January 14, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 14: Albert Schweitzer

Honored on stamps from many countries, Albert Schweitzer is recognized as a humanitarian and a religious researcher and philosopher

January 13, 2017 04:01 PM

The British stamp legacy of the late Lord Snowdon

The former brother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II and society photographer Lord Snowdon died Jan. 13 at age 86.

January 13, 2017 01:00 PM

How United Nations stamps are celebrating the year of the rooster

The latest issue in the United Nations Postal Administration’s Chinese Lunar Calendar series is due out soon.

January 13, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 13: Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom's film roles have taken him from Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings to the open seas in The Pirates of the Caribbean.

January 12, 2017 07:00 PM

A great way to share your opinions on the stamp hobby

By using Disqus to comment, readers can share their opinions and engage with other collectors.

January 12, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 12: Tim Horton

Known today for the popular restaurant chain that bears his name, Tim Horton was honored by Canada Post as a star of the National Hockey League.

January 10, 2017 09:00 AM

The international celebrities who have made postal cameos in Cuba

Babe Ruth, Ernest Hemingway, John Lennon: Cuba has long put international celebrities on its stamps.

January 09, 2017 09:00 AM

A quick look at new stamps from Spain, Netherlands, Lebanon, and Romania

Spain’s post office, Correos, started the year with a new stamp series that highlights a different province each month.

January 08, 2017 02:00 PM

Canada Post recently began a trial of computer-vended stamp labels

Canada Post recently re-introduced the use of computer-vended stamp labels, after an unsuccessful and short-lived trial in 2012-13.

January 08, 2017 03:30 AM

Born Jan. 8: David Bowie

David Bowie's professional music career began in the 1960s, reaching international stardom with hits like Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel and Let's Dance.

January 07, 2017 02:00 PM

How stamps mark the short, turbulent reign of one Prince of Albania

Although he reigned for just a few months in 1914, Prince Wilhelm zu Wied left a lasting impression on Albanian stamps.

January 07, 2017 07:00 AM

When Peru first experimented with coil stamps

Peru’s first experiment with coil stamps in 1928 has left few examples. Just 20,000 of the 2c coil stamp were issued, and 50,000 of the 10c denomination.

January 06, 2017 07:00 PM

The tiny country that is a prolific issuer of topical stamps

The country is a virtual aviary of Bird topical stamps, and while some are pricey, most are easily obtainable.

January 05, 2017 06:00 PM

Royal Mail announces its 2017 commemorative stamp program

The first issue in the program focuses on ancient Britain, and the eight stamps are being issued in four se-tenant (side-by-side) pairs.

January 03, 2017 07:00 PM

Taking the time to collect snails on stamps

They may have a bad reputation as garden pests, but snails represent a wide variety of subjects on stamps from around the world.