May 24, 2017 05:00 PM

Eid stamp from Canada includes elements from Islamic architecture

The nondenominated, “P” domestic-rate (85¢) stamp was issued May 24 to recognize “Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, two of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims in Canada and worldwide,” according to Canada Post. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. This year Eid al-Fitr begins on the evening of June 25 and ends June 26.

May 24, 2017 03:00 PM

U.N. World Environment Day stamps highlight the beauty of Canada

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ “principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment.”

May 23, 2017 09:00 AM

Five international legends of Canadian Grand Prix take victory lap on new stamps

The Canadian Grand Prix stamps were issued May 16. They mark the 50th anniversary of professional, open-wheel automotive racing in Canada.

May 21, 2017 05:00 PM

Canada 150 stamp honors the highway that connects the country

Although the Canada 150 Trans-Canada Highway stamp was unveiled in Saskatchewan, the design depicts a scene of Alberta with a green and white highway sign marked “Trans Canada” “1” “Alberta” and “West” in the foreground, and a forest and the Rocky Mountains in the background.

May 21, 2017 08:00 AM

Are gimmicks on stamps a good thing if they capture positive attention?

Stamp collectors sometimes frown at gimmicky formats for stamps, but two stamp issues scheduled for release this year made Linn's editor Donna Houseman smile.

May 20, 2017 05:00 PM

‘By Morck’: the sumptuous new book all about stamp designer Martin Morck

By Morck is a biography of the Swedish-born artist Martin Morck, who has completed engraved illustrations for more than 830 stamps.

May 19, 2017 03:00 PM

A penny for your thoughts will no longer pay the postage on your letter

From 1932 to 1958, a 1-ounce letter could be mailed within the United States for 3¢. Most of us who are baby boomers can remember back to our childhood, when our parents would put a 3¢ stamp on an envelope and hand it to us so that we would take it to the mailbox up the street.

May 19, 2017 01:00 PM

Boston 2026 World Expo: new name, new logo

Previously called Boston 2026 World Stamp Show, the new name is Boston 2026 World Expo. The new logo features an early design of the United States flag.

May 18, 2017 01:00 PM

Well-designed website provides information about Britain’s stamps from 1840 to 2017

CollectGBStamps is a user-friendly website that provides a slew of information on British stamps issued from 1840-2017.

May 15, 2017 01:00 PM

Switzerland’s recent Baby Animals stamp depicts the wrong otter

The stamp will not be withdrawn from sale, according to the May 8 newspaper report by Marco Lussi.

May 13, 2017 07:00 AM

Celebrating the half-century evolution of Machin stamp production

Larry Rosenblum continues his celebration of the Machin definitive series with an in-depth look at a variety of designs from the last 50 years.

May 12, 2017 07:00 PM

Entertaining 1856 1¢ Magenta history illuminates famous ‘Stamp World’ personalities

James Barron’s new book about the 1856 1¢ Magenta provides delightful vignettes of the colorful characters who have owned the world’s most expensive stamp.

May 11, 2017 01:00 PM

Set of three Peru Llama stamps an attractive addition to any collection

Llamas are camelids native to the Andean region of South America, and these classic stamps are also popular with fauna topical collectors.

May 10, 2017 01:00 PM

Expo 67 stamp is the first of 10 to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary

Unveiled live and on social media April 27, a Canadian stamp commemorating Expo 67, the world’s fair that opened a half-century ago, will be the first of 10 stamps celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian nationhood.

May 10, 2017 11:45 AM

Fourth stamp in Canada’s 150 series honors 2005 Civil Marriage Act

The stamp is part of a set to be issued June 1 honoring historic moments from the last 50 years as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The stamps are being revealed one at a time at different locations throughout Canada.

May 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Finger doodles add charm to International Family Day stamp

Bosnia and Herzegovina (Serb administration) will issue a whimsical stamp May 15 to celebrate International Family Day.

May 08, 2017 08:00 PM

Space Shuttle Canadarm, constitution patriation grab Canada 150 spotlight

Unveiled live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and on the Internet May 3 and 4, stamps recalling important innovations in 1982 and 1981, respectively, became the second and third stamp designs revealed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian nationhood.

May 08, 2017 07:00 PM

Philatelic Foundation to move into Collectors Club town house in December

The Philatelic Foundation is returning home to the Collectors Club’s recently renovated town house at 22 E. 35th St. in New York City.

May 08, 2017 09:00 AM

1927 six-pointed star overprints hint at Bolivia’s political past

In 1927, beginning with Scott 165, Waterlow began printing the Coat-of-Arms stamps using the lithographic process; the earlier issues had engraved designs printed using the intaglio process.

May 07, 2017 02:00 PM

Stamps from three countries display the beauty of the northern and southern lights

According to information from Korea Post, its 10 Stories of the Mysterious Universe stamps depict the winning entries in an astronomical photography contest.