September 17, 2017 08:00 AM

‘Special Delivery’ attractively presents historic aspects of mail service

A handsome new coffee-table book on the subject of America’s postal system and more debuted in 2016.

September 16, 2017 08:00 AM

Batum issues are few but tricky; stamps of other Georgia regions contested

Stamps of Batum might be among those missing from your album, and some research will quickly tell you why.

September 15, 2017 11:00 AM

The stamps of short-lived South Kasai, spreadsheet stamp images: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Oct. 2 issue: Charles Snee focuses on a specific $5 stamp available from the United States Postal Service — 23 years after it was issued.

September 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Vive la France! Paris to host 2024 Olympics

Almost immediately after Paris was selected, France’s La Poste issued an overprinted sheet of stamps in celebration.

September 14, 2017 05:00 PM

Stamps without a name: Luxembourg Europa issue removed from sale

While writing a review about China-related stamps issued in 2017 by different countries, Dingguo Dai noticed that these two stamps had no country name on them.

September 14, 2017 01:45 PM

New British stamps show 24 children’s books published by Ladybird Books

Three books in the Key Words Reading Scheme series are pictured on the first of the two nondenominated first-class stamps.

September 13, 2017 05:00 PM

Unissued French colonial airmail stamp offers great bang for your buck

The stamp is popular with collectors of religion on stamps as well as French colonies and India collectors.

September 13, 2017 11:00 AM

New British postage labels depict six events in the history of airmail

Mail by Air is the third set in a series with the theme of mail transportation. The previous two sets in the series were Royal Mail Heritage.

September 10, 2017 08:00 AM

Newest ‘Fakes Forgeries Experts’ volume assembles 16 scholarly articles

FFE editor Vincent Schouberechts has assembled 16 scholarly articles touching on recent discoveries in the world of philatelic forgeries.

September 09, 2017 08:00 AM

Royal Mail to feature ‘Star Wars’ droids and aliens on upcoming stamps

Great Britain will issue eight stamps Oct. 12 in conjunction with the upcoming release of the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

September 08, 2017 09:00 AM

‘The One-Cent Magenta’ author James Barron to deliver 14th Maynard Sundman lecture

The 14th Maynard Sundman lecture, to be presented Sept. 21 at the National Postal Museum, features James Barron, a 40-year veteran of The New York Times and author of The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World.

September 07, 2017 09:45 AM

Celebrating Queen front man Freddie Mercury: musical icon and childhood stamp collector

Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead singer of Queen, would’ve been 71 this week. We celebrate his life by reflecting on his childhood stamp collection.

September 06, 2017 09:40 AM

Get on good terms with the language of stamp collecting

Become familiar with terms used in stamp collecting. They will help you communicate more effectively with dealers and other collectors.

September 01, 2017 03:00 PM

Lengthy definitive series showcased Argentina, Tuscany’s first issue: Inside Linn’s

Sept. 18 issue highlights include Fred Baumann's exploration of Argentina's 1935-51 stamp series and Sergio Sismondo's discussion of Tuscany's first issue.

September 01, 2017 11:27 AM

2018 Scott Classic Specialized catalog soon to be published

The 2018 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 will be published in November.

August 31, 2017 04:51 PM

Miniature masterpieces: Degas’ art on stamps

Many of Degas' works of art are reproduced on stamps, including several from his native France.

August 31, 2017 03:30 PM

Vols. 6A and 6B of 2018 Scott catalog are now available

The Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue lists more than 700,000 stamps from more than 600 stamp-issuing entities.

August 31, 2017 09:00 AM

This Albania Flag mini-sheet will add some diversity to your collection

Since the fall of Communism in the early 1990s, Albania has issued some stamps with topical appeal in relatively low quantities.

August 28, 2017 08:00 AM

United Nations to issue stamps promoting peace, respect, safety, and dignity for all

Stranger & Stranger, a packaging design and branding company that specializes in alcoholic drinks, designed the International Day of Peace stamps.

August 26, 2017 07:00 PM

Check out these living writers on stamps

When the worlds of literature and stamps intersect, the result can be quite satisfying.