July 24, 2017 09:00 AM

Say Cheese! Four European countries feature the delectable dairy product on stamps

A new stamp from Lithuania honors cheese as part of its culinary heritage. Recent stamps of Austria, Germany and France also feature cheese.

July 23, 2017 09:00 AM

‘Howards End’ star Sam West has soft spot for Great Britain’s 1867 Two Shilling Blue

Sam West, who starred in the acclaimed 1992 film Howards End, is an avid stamp collector, reports the Financial Times.

July 21, 2017 05:00 PM

A look at a few of the hundreds of stamp blogs that can be found on the internet

A blog, short for web log, doesn’t usually provide as much information as a standard website, but can be a source of fascinating stamp details.

July 21, 2017 03:00 PM

Spanning bridges in China, 16 months of Canary Islands airmail stamps, and a 2012 U.S. stamp tip: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

Also in our Aug. 7 issue, Stamp Collecting Basics columnist Janet Klug artfully reviews the 16-month history of Canary Islands airmail stamps. All 53 stamps, she reports, are “budget friendly.”

July 21, 2017 01:00 PM

Media focuses on North Korea’s anti-American stamps; Fox quotes Scott editor Frankevicz

North Korea’s latest anti-American stamps received wide media attention, with news outlets from CNN to Fox News reporting on them.

July 19, 2017 07:00 PM

Scarce 2008 Nigeria set with subtle design change worth the hunt

Stamp market tipsters Henry Gitner and Rick Miller are not suggesting that you buy these stamps at $100 or more. Just keep them on your radar, they recommend.

July 16, 2017 09:00 AM

Stamps celebrate bicentennials of cement, the bicycle, and the kaleidoscope

A €1.30 French stamp issued June 6 is inscribed “1817 - Invention Du Ciment Artificial,” which translates to invention of artificial cement.

July 14, 2017 03:00 PM

Growing your own philatelic garden, an unissued stamp from Ceylon, and forerunners from Slovenia: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

Also in the July 31 issue, Henry Gitner and Rick Miller, in Stamp Market Tips, discuss the marketplace performance of an unissued 1968 stamp from Ceylon.

July 13, 2017 07:00 PM

Local post Bird stamp set of five issued May 13 continues island of Lundy tradition since 1929

The featured birds and denominations are water rail, 30 puffins; wheatear, 55 puffins; puffin, 70 puffins; Manx shearwater, 125 puffins; and peregrine falcon, 200 puffins. The stamps were printed by Cartor in France.

July 13, 2017 01:00 PM

Fresh flock of Birds of Canada definitive stamps to take flight Aug. 1

Featured in this year’s installment of the Birds of Canada stamps are a trio of powerful raptors, a shy aquatic bird with a haunting call, and a beautiful blue backyard bully.

July 13, 2017 12:00 AM

Britain’s Landmark Buildings issue celebrates modern architecture

All the stamps are nondenominated with the inscription “1st,” indicating that they pay the first-class domestic letter rate, currently 65 pence.

July 09, 2017 07:00 PM

Guernsey issues its own heat-sensitive stamps for the solar eclipse

The stamp designs represent “six coastal locations that will be treated to a partial eclipse,” according to Guernsey Post. The issue is called Coastal Eclipses.

July 09, 2017 09:00 AM

Canadian Photography series concludes with a finale in black and white

The designs also were reconfigured into a set of international-rate postal cards, though Canada Post did not issue any stamps denominated to pay rates abroad as it had during 2013-16.

July 05, 2017 11:00 AM

Sudan 50th Death Anniversary set for Charles Gordon still in demand

General Gordon was an eccentric but brilliant military commander. Gordon served in the British Army in the Crimean War, but he won lasting fame in brilliantly commanding the Ever Victorious Army of the Emperor of China.

July 02, 2017 09:00 AM

Isle of Man ends June with the introduction of a bird stamp set

The set includes six stamps celebrating the work of the Manx BirdLife census. The designs show the oystercatcher, eider, little tern, fulmar, black guillemot and razorbill.

June 30, 2017 03:00 PM

Austrian costumes on stamps, Sardinia’s first postage stamps, Chicago man’s trans-Atlantic solo flight record: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

Also in the July 17 issue, Sergio Sismondo tells of the turmoil and struggles behind the issuance of Sardinia's stamps.

June 23, 2017 07:00 PM

Healey makes his debut this week as Linn’s Great Britain Philately columnist

Healey is well known to readers as Linn’s New York correspondent and for his coverage of the stamp auction scene, in particular his Auction Roundup columns in Linn’s monthly magazine.

June 23, 2017 05:00 PM

APS, ATA plan combined summer show in 2018

Two popular stamp hobby organizations will combine forces in 2018 to present an annual summer show in Columbus, Ohio.

June 23, 2017 03:00 PM

Elusive Great Britain Official perfins, ‘The Spirit of the Nation’ cinderella, faraway islands and their stamps: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

Also in the July 10 issue, Stamps Down Under columnist introduces the vibrant stamps of Cocos Islands, and Wayne Youngblood reveals the fascinating history behind a Prohibition-era cinderella.

June 21, 2017 07:00 PM

Lander Brothers Anchorage stamp a gem among Nigerian stamps

The stamp features a circular hologram, is on thick white paper, and has the denomination in black. The ink of the orange “Nigeria” inscription does not fluoresce, and there is a “NIPOST 2010” copyright inscription in the left margin.