March 25, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 25: Elton John

One of the most famous musicians of the 20th century, Elton John has been honored for his popular recordings, film scores, and Broadway musicals.

March 24, 2017 01:00 PM

The Smurfs and emoji deliver messages of happiness on new stamps

The United Arab Emirates selected a smiley face and other symbolic designs for its eight International Day of Happiness stamps.

March 23, 2017 05:00 PM

Great Britain sends David Bowie first-day covers into space for contest

All 52 covers were launched in a single, large, helium-filled balloon that included a black box with a tracking device and cameras to record the launch and the trip into the Earth’s atmosphere.

March 23, 2017 01:00 PM

East Germany Central Courier Official stamps in demand

Most of the demand appears to be for complete sets. Single stamps and multiples occasionally turn up unrecognized in stamp mixtures and cinderella lots.

March 23, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 23: Akira Kurosawa

The famous director created more than 30 films over the course of his half-century career, earning an Academy Award in 1990 for lifetime achievement.

March 22, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 22: William Shatner

The Canadian-born star of the the 1960s TV series Star Trek returned to the role of Captain Kirk for a successful series of Star Trek feature films.

March 21, 2017 09:00 AM

Three-way joint issue honors 50th wedding anniversary of Denmark’s royal couple

Denmark, Faroe Islands, and Greenland will participate in a three-way joint issue in May to celebrate the golden wedding anniversary of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik

March 21, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 21: Benito Juarez

An orphan at age 3, Benito Juarez rose to become chief justice of Mexico's Supreme Court, and then served as president for more than a decade.

March 20, 2017 05:00 PM

A bouquet of spring and summer flowers bloom on recent stamps

In preparation for spring, several postal administrations issued stamps in February and March depicting flowers.

March 19, 2017 09:00 AM

The many collectible ‘nonstamp stamps’ of Great Britain: Stamp Collecting Basics

If you collect stamps from Great Britain, you may have stumbled upon attractive stamps that you cannot find listed in stamp catalogs.

March 18, 2017 07:00 PM

Silver stamps? Yes, Netherlands has a whole series of them

This silver stamp series began in 2013 to celebrate the Netherlands’ new king, Willem-Alexander. Nine other silver stamps in 3D relief followed.

March 18, 2017 09:00 AM

New Great Britain definitives issued for country’s new rates

A splash of color has been added to these classic issues from Royal Mail. Five new denominations are also featured.

March 18, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 18: Rudolf Diesel

Rudolf Diesel's new engine revolutionized industry after its completion in 1897. Diesel disappeared under mysterious circumstances in 1913.

March 17, 2017 05:00 PM

A 2006 25-shilling Kenya stamp that would make for a nice find

On May 4, 2006, Kenya issued four Fish of Lake Tanganyika stamps: 25-shilling, 55sh, 75sh, and 95sh. That first one is especially elusive.

March 17, 2017 08:30 AM

Hobby shaken by SFS developments, Iranian religious-themed stamp causes controversy: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, readers were interested in posts about the issue dates for upcoming U.S. stamps, and the 2017 APS single-frame Champion of Champions.

March 16, 2017 09:00 AM

A 528,000-stamp mosaic to honor the Machin design will enter the record books

The mosaic employed more than double the number of stamps as the previous record-holder, and took 10 years to complete.

March 16, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 16: Matthew Flinders

In command of HMS Investigator in 1801, English navigator Matthew Flinders was the first to circumnavigate Australia, confirming it is a continent.

March 15, 2017 07:00 PM

Mexico’s ‘Little Mules’ have carried stamp collectors a long way

The “Mulitas” stamps are “quite fascinating and enjoyable,” according to the Linn’s reader who suggested the topic.

March 15, 2017 05:00 PM

BNAPS website is a must-see for all collectors of Canada’s stamps

If you have any interest at all in Canadian stamps, you should visit the British North America Philatelic Society's website.

March 15, 2017 03:30 AM

Born March 15: Joseph Jenkins Roberts

Born in Virginia in 1809, Joseph Jenkins Roberts emigrated to Liberia with his family in 1829 and became the West African nation's first president.