World Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

April Fool's Day means Royal Mail's comedy stamps are out: Morning Report

April 01, 2015 09:34 AM

  • British comedy is the theme of a new 10-stamp series released on April Fool's Day.

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

1. April Fool's Day

In honor of the international day of pranks, Royal Mail is issuing a 10-stamp series honoring Britain's favorite comedians.

From our previous report: "An article in the March issue of Royal Mail's British Philatelic Bulletin begins, 'This issue celebrates brilliantly distinctive British humour by paying tribute to generations of comic geniuses — from Norman Wood and Spike Milligan to [Dawn] French and [Jennifer] Saunders, Lenny Henry and Victoria Wood via [Eric] Morecambe and [Ernie] Wise and Monty Python. These are revered practitioners from the past 60 years, including many whose work is considered a landmark in comedy. Released on April Fool's Day (naturally), the issue also features a Presentation Pack, Stamp Cards and a Retail Stamp Book.'"

2. Ramirez stamp release

The U.S. Postal Service launch of the new Martin Ramirez stamps garnered lots of attention on Twitter.

3. Missing Children stamp

The USPS will issue a new Forget-Me-Not Missing Children stamped envelope May 18 in Anaheim, Calif.

More here.

4. Yesterday's most-viewed post

Postal Service delays rate increase

5. Something social