newsUnited Nations Postal Administration offers new issues at New York event
October 24, 2016 09:00 AMThe stamps being celebrated were the COP17 World Wildlife Conference — Eye on Africa set of three souvenir sheets of four stamps, which were officially issued Sept. 23, and the World Post set of 10 stamps, which were being officially released on the day of the ceremony.
newsThe Austrian semipostal stamps that raised money for war widows and orphans
October 22, 2016 09:00 AMOf the stamps issued during the war years, William B. Hughes says the most interesting are the semipostal stamps. Of particular note is a set of five stamps (Scott B3-B7) issued in May 1915 by Austria.
newsA simple explanation of stamp-collecting terminology
October 21, 2016 01:00 PMLinn’s receives requests from readers for stories on postal history. Sometimes the collector is referring to postal history, but often the writer is requesting stories about history on stamps, or about cover collecting. What are the differences?
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.