'Augmented reality stamps' released by Singapore Post: Linn's Buzz

June 30, 2015 04:41 PM

To mark Singapore’s hosting of the 2015 World Stamp Exhibition, Singapore Post is putting out some high-tech new stamps.


Canada-U.S. parks on July 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites stamps

June 28, 2015 02:46 PM

Two $2.50 stamps saluting parks that span the United States-Canadian borders and unite our peoples are among the five face-different July 3 designs in Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites series.


New Battle of Britain souvenir sheet features period photographs

June 26, 2015 04:47 PM

Great Britain’s Royal Mail remembers the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on a souvenir sheet of six stamps to be issued July 16.


Acquiring the holy grail: Great Britain’s £5 orange Queen Victoria

June 25, 2015 07:44 PM

he 1882 £5 orange Queen Victoria high value (Scott 93) is known to many collectors who specialize in Great Britain as the holy grail of British stamps.


Stamps document Gilbert & Ellice Islands’ geopolitical history

June 25, 2015 04:29 PM

The Gilbert & Ellice Islands consisted of 37 coral atolls and islands scattered over two million square miles in the western South Pacific Ocean, northeast of Australia.


Italy and Vatican City celebrate 200th birthday of John Bosco

June 23, 2015 11:54 AM

A May 19 joint issue from Italy and Vatican City celebrates the 200th birth anniversary of John Bosco, also known as Don Bosco.


Israel and Germany salute diplomatic relations anniversary

June 23, 2015 11:35 AM

Israel and Germany commemorated 50 years of diplomatic relations May 7 by releasing joint-issue stamps.


Greenland’s 1945 Polar Bear popular

June 23, 2015 09:49 AM

Greenland lies in the North Atlantic between Europe and North America. Once a Danish colony, Greenland became an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark in 1953.


You bought it: Linns' Facebook fan adds 1857 Russia Coat of Arms stamp to collection

June 22, 2015 03:37 PM

As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we like to ask Linn's Stamp News Twitter followers and Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently.


Battle of Waterloo stamps released by Royal Mail: Linn's Buzz

June 18, 2015 02:24 PM

The Battle of Waterloo issue was released June 18, the same date that Napoleon's forces fell to British and Prussian opposition in 1815.


Free program offers both stamp inventory and album page creation

June 18, 2015 01:52 PM

World Stamp Collector is both a stamp inventory program and an album page creation program.


Favorite 2014 Ireland stamp honors World War I

June 17, 2015 11:25 AM

A stamp featuring a World War I recruiting poster was voted as Ireland’s favorite stamp issue of 2014, according to an announcement by An Post in the second 2015 issue of its publication Irish Stamps the Collector.


World Stamp Show announces theme days

June 17, 2015 10:21 AM

Education, armed forces and America the Beautiful are among the themes planned.


New Irish stamp honors poet WB Yeats: Linn's Buzz

June 16, 2015 05:14 PM

Ireland's An Post has honored poet William Butler (WB) Yeats by issuing a commemorative stamp celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth.


Happy 800th birthday, Magna Carta: Linn's Buzz

June 15, 2015 09:30 AM

The 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, which was given the seal of King John in June 1215, is being celebrated Monday.


Ryukyu stamp difficult to find

June 15, 2015 10:04 AM

America’s bloodiest battle of World War II was fought on Okinawa, the largest and southernmost island in the Ryukyu chain.


June 18 forecast: Weather Wonders stamps from Canada Post

June 12, 2015 03:57 PM

On June 12, with a little help from Canada’s privately owned Weather Network, Canada Post unveiled five new stamps and a souvenir sheet showcasing one of that nation’s most popular topics in every season: the weather.


Poland features Disney’s ‘Frozen’; Finland captures the mood of summer

June 12, 2015 11:07 AM

Poland has issued the first stamps featuring characters from Disney’s 2013 film Frozen, the highest grossing animated film of all time, bringing in more than $1.2 billion.


Stamps to honor long reign of queen

June 12, 2015 09:13 AM

On Sept. 9, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria’s reign of 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes (more than 63 years).


New U.N. stamps picture six World Heritage sites in Southeast Asia

June 11, 2015 02:43 PM

The United Nations Postal Administration continued its World Heritage series June 5 with six new stamps and booklets focusing on Southeast Asia.


Saudi Arabia honored Petromin’s 25th anniversary on 1987 stamps

June 11, 2015 01:44 PM

In 1987, the Saudi Arabia Directorate General of Posts issued two commemorative stamps to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the General Petroleum and Mineral Organization, known as Petromin (Scott 1042-1043).


Queen Elizabeth's greatest hits featured on new issue: Linn's Buzz

June 09, 2015 04:16 PM

Isle of Man Post Office pays homage to some of the biggest ceremonies attended by Queen Elizabeth II during her reign.


Unissued Macao stamp a good buy

June 08, 2015 04:27 PM

Macao — Macao was the Portuguese twin of the British colony of Hong Kong. Situated on a peninsula across the Pearl River delta from Hong Kong, it was a sleepy fishing community until the Portuguese arrived in 1535.


Display spans over 400 years of military mail

June 08, 2015 01:15 PM

Spanning more than 425 years of Swedish postal history, Richard Bodin enthralled the members of The Royal Philatelic Society London with an extraordinary display on 4 June.


1¢ Magenta owner Weitzman has no plans to sell stamp

June 08, 2015 10:18 AM

Stuart Weitzman, owner of the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta, told Linn’s he has no plans to sell the rare stamp after it completes its planned three-year stay at the National Postal Museum.


Taiwan issued stamps each day of the Taipei exhibition, April 24-28

June 08, 2015 08:41 AM

The images featured on two new stamps from Taiwan were created using numbers and words. Both stamps were issued April 24, the first day of the Taipei 2015 30th Asian international stamp exhibition.


Linn's attends sneak preview of British Guiana 1¢ Magenta

June 05, 2015 11:28 AM

It is not a pretty stamp, as many of its commentators have noted. The once crisp magenta ink is faded to what seems a dull pink. The stamp itself is tiny, slightly bigger than a United States definitive but smaller than a commemorative.


1¢ Magenta goes on display at National Postal Museum

June 04, 2015 01:31 PM

Sandy Robeck of McLean, Va., arrived early for his volunteer job of leading tours through the National Postal Museum on June 4. "I thought there would be crowd," he explained.


'Royal Mail' is trending on Twitter Thursday: Morning Report

June 04, 2015 08:48 AM

The UK government will sell off its remaining stake in the postal service.


Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman disclosed as owner of British Guiana 1¢ Magenta

June 04, 2015 08:10 AM

The National Postal Museum announced June 4 that renowned shoe designer and philanthropist Stuart Weitzman is the new owner of the 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta.


Vesta newspaper stamp popular with topical collectors

June 03, 2015 10:00 AM

United States — U.S. newspaper stamps were issued and used from 1865 to 1898.


Royal Mail celebrating 50 years of Special Stamps: Morning Report

June 03, 2015 08:39 AM

Fifty special stamp plaques will be installed on postboxes across the UK to mark a half-century of the modern Special Stamp program.


Bosnia will issue stamps for the visit of Pope Francis

June 02, 2015 11:10 AM

Pope Francis is visiting Sarajevo June 6, and two of the three postal operators that operate in Bosnia and Herzegovina have released the designs of their commemorative stamps to be issued on that day.


Look for El Salvador’s 1969 Butterfly stamps

June 02, 2015 10:11 AM

El Salvador — People who study and collect butterflies are called lepidopterists.
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