newsYou may not have heard of Quelimane, but its stamps are worth getting to know
October 12, 2016 01:00 PMToday Quelimane is the administrative capital of the Zambezia Province in Mozambique on the east coast of Africa. A seaport founded by Muslim slavers and traders, it is the oldest city in Mozambique. It was ruled by the Kilwa Sultanate until the Portuguese replaced them in the 16th century.
newsCanada’s commemorative envelopes, a collectible innovation
October 09, 2016 07:00 PMAlthough they’ve been around at least since the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada’s commemorative envelopes have slowly become collector’s items that are worth your attention if you like Canadian stamps and covers.
newsUnited Nations issues souvenir sheets for wildlife conference
October 05, 2016 05:00 PMThe United Nations Postal Administration issued 12 stamps Sept. 24, the opening day of a world wildlife conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. Called Eye on Africa, this stamp set features endangered animals and plants from that continent.
newsLong-awaited reorganization of volumes makes Scott Standard catalogs easier to use
October 05, 2016 03:00 PMBeginning with the 2018 edition, we will split each volume of the Scott Standard catalogs into two volumes, A and B. This change alone represents a reduction in weight for each book by almost 50 percent, making the catalogs easier than ever to reference, transport and store.
newsPneumatic tubes and how mail was moved in Paris for more than a century
October 02, 2016 09:00 AMYou can still find artifacts of the Paris pneumatic post that carried mail within Paris for more than a century, allowing the mail to move faster than would be possible on the crowded city streets.
newsHunting for colorful autumn foliage on postage stamps: Topics on Stamps
September 05, 2016 05:00 PMYou can always open a stamp catalog to discover fall foliage on postage stamps. In addition, you can look through the Scott New Listings Update section of the monthly issue of Linn’s Stamp News to find new stamps that display the colorful topic of autumn leaves.