November 15, 2016 02:00 PM

Bulgarian stamps tell the story of the failed 1923 September Uprising

In post-World War II communist historiography, the September Uprising became a titanically heroic struggle. But was it?

November 14, 2016 09:00 AM

The stamps that tied for best religious stamp of 2015

Stamps honoring Christmas and Easter split the 2016 St. Gabriel award for the best religious stamp issued in 2015.

November 14, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Nov. 14: Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren is the Swedish author of Pippi Longstocking and many other beloved children's books. She was born Nov. 14, 1907.

November 13, 2016 07:00 PM

Breaking down Royal Mail’s 2016 Christmas stamps

The paper-cut sculptures that appear on the stamps took their designer 18 months to complete.

November 13, 2016 09:00 AM

How El Salvador stamps commemorated the Central American Sports Games in 1935

Over the years, El Salvador has issued a great many stamps in the small quantities appropriate to postal needs.

November 13, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Nov. 13: Robert Louis Stevenson

Scottish-born Robert Louis Stevenson, was the author of Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and many other novels and stories.

November 12, 2016 07:00 PM

U.N. honors 20-year-old nuclear treaty on new stamps

The United Nations issued a pane of 10 stamps Sept. 24 picturing the logo of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

November 12, 2016 05:00 PM

Interpreting the World Stamp Show-NY 2016 attendance figures

For months, we have patiently awaited the final attendance results, and we commend the honest approach to reporting them.

November 12, 2016 02:00 PM

Summit on the Future of Philately considers concerns and ways to take action

The participants enthusiastically discussed many topics, including growing the hobby, the future of stamp shows, and dealers and philatelic partnerships.

November 11, 2016 01:00 PM

The strong market for overprints for Muscat and Oman

Muscat and Oman was a sultanate located on the southeastern end of the Arabian Peninsula with coasts on the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.

November 10, 2016 07:00 PM

How many people attended World Stamp Show-NY 2016?

Officials at this year’s show took a new approach to counting attendees, one that they feel is the most accurate ever employed.

November 10, 2016 05:00 PM

Thematica souvenir sheets feature unused designs of prolific stamp artist

A series of show souvenir sheets distributed at Britain’s Thematica stamp exhibitions from 2002 to 2009 displayed examples of unused designs by designer Jeffery Matthews.

November 10, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Nov. 10: Sir John Sparrow David Thompson

Sir John Sparrow David Thompson, born Nov. 10, 1845, was the fourth prime minister of Canada, and the first Catholic to hold the position.

November 08, 2016 03:30 AM

Born Nov. 8: Edmond Halley

British astronomer Edmond Halley predicted the 1758 return of the comet that now bears his name, and his calculations proved to be correct.

November 06, 2016 02:00 PM

How stamps helped fund a Swedish explorer’s Central Asia expedition

In 1932, China released a set of four rather exceptional stamps in support of the Northwest Scientific Expedition, and the arrangement was rather peculiar to say the least.

November 05, 2016 07:00 PM

The active market for stamps issued in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur province: Tip of the Week

The market for stamps of Bahawalpur and those of Pakistan issued up to about 1955 has become quite active.

November 05, 2016 09:00 AM

What to do with ‘stamps’ that might not be stamps: Stamp Collecting Basics

Perhaps while examining your collection you notice an item that resembles a stamp, but doesn’t have quite “the right look.”

November 04, 2016 07:00 PM

New section of Venezuelan stamps added to Scott Classic Specialized catalog

Postal fiscal stamps cause collectors to scratch their heads and ask whether they are postage stamps or revenue stamps.

November 04, 2016 03:00 PM

Doors open to new American Philatelic Research Library

The American Philatelic Research Library is a resource like no other for stamp collectors and postal historians. And now it has a new home.

November 04, 2016 01:00 PM

Learning more about the Austria and Lombardy-Venetia stamps

Covering the papers, imperfections of typographical impressions, offset prints, and watermarks of the classic stamps.