newsSpanning bridges in China, 16 months of Canary Islands airmail stamps, and a 2012 U.S. stamp tip: Inside Linn’s Stamp News
July 21, 2017 03:00 PMAlso in our Aug. 7 issue, Stamp Collecting Basics columnist Janet Klug artfully reviews the 16-month history of Canary Islands airmail stamps. All 53 stamps, she reports, are “budget friendly.”
newsGrowing your own philatelic garden, an unissued stamp from Ceylon, and forerunners from Slovenia: Inside Linn’s Stamp News
July 14, 2017 03:00 PMAlso in the July 31 issue, Henry Gitner and Rick Miller, in Stamp Market Tips, discuss the marketplace performance of an unissued 1968 stamp from Ceylon.
newsLocal post Bird stamp set of five issued May 13 continues island of Lundy tradition since 1929
July 13, 2017 07:00 PMThe featured birds and denominations are water rail, 30 puffins; wheatear, 55 puffins; puffin, 70 puffins; Manx shearwater, 125 puffins; and peregrine falcon, 200 puffins. The stamps were printed by Cartor in France.
newsSudan 50th Death Anniversary set for Charles Gordon still in demand
July 05, 2017 11:00 AMGeneral Gordon was an eccentric but brilliant military commander. Gordon served in the British Army in the Crimean War, but he won lasting fame in brilliantly commanding the Ever Victorious Army of the Emperor of China.
newsElusive Great Britain Official perfins, ‘The Spirit of the Nation’ cinderella, faraway islands and their stamps: Inside Linn’s Stamp News
June 23, 2017 03:00 PMAlso in the July 10 issue, Stamps Down Under columnist introduces the vibrant stamps of Cocos Islands, and Wayne Youngblood reveals the fascinating history behind a Prohibition-era cinderella.
newsLander Brothers Anchorage stamp a gem among Nigerian stamps
June 21, 2017 07:00 PMThe stamp features a circular hologram, is on thick white paper, and has the denomination in black. The ink of the orange “Nigeria” inscription does not fluoresce, and there is a “NIPOST 2010” copyright inscription in the left margin.
newsNew stamps from Royal Mail display historic windmills and waterwheels
June 20, 2017 05:30 PMRoyal Mail’s other products for the Windmills and Watermills set include first-day covers, six postcards reproducing the designs of the stamps, and a presentation pack with mint examples of the stamps and text by Martin Watts, an expert on mills.
newsIstanbul model for international reply coupon features dove, pair of hands, Arctic backdrop
June 17, 2017 02:00 PMThe design of the new coupon by graphic artist Nguyen Du of Vietnam shows “a pair of hands and a dove against an Arctic backdrop to represent sustainable development in the postal sector,” according to the UPU, an organization that serves as the primary forum for cooperation between postal administrations worldwide.
newsCanal Zone 50¢ Blackburn Official stamp offers both international and U.S. appeal
June 16, 2017 01:00 PMOnly 1,000 of the rose-lilac stamps were issued. The 2017 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers does not value the stamp in unused condition or mint condition, because it is only known used. It is valued in used condition at $550.
newsThe royal Russian on an Estonian stamp, researching cacheted FDCs, and a Syrian stamp for Palmyra: Inside Linn’s Stamp News
June 09, 2017 03:00 PMAlso in the June 26 issue, Lloyd de Vries, in his informative First-Day Covers column, explores the myriad sources available to help collectors learn about the artists who created their cacheted FDCs.
news‘The little horses’ of Sardinia, Civil War forts around Washington, and the 1902 postage due stamps of Greece: Inside Linn’s Stamp News
June 02, 2017 03:00 PMAlso in the June 19 issue, Labron Harris, our Classic U.S. Postal History columnist, shows off covers from forts that formed a ring of protection around Washington, D.C., during the Civil War.
newsNunavut, Canada’s newest territory, hailed on seventh Canada 150 stamp
May 31, 2017 11:15 AMThe stamp is part of a set to be issued June 1 honoring historic moments from the last 50 years as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The stamps are being revealed one at a time at different locations throughout Canada.
newsFinland issues memorial stamp for Mauno Koivisto, its ninth president
May 30, 2017 09:00 AMThe stamp features a portrait of President Koivisto on a blue background. The design also includes his signature and an outline image of the Grand Cross, with collar, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland, which is worn by Finnish presidents.
newsTerry Fox and his Marathon of Hope run by once more on Canada 150 stamp
May 26, 2017 07:00 PMThe stamp is part of a set to be issued June 1 honoring historic moments from the last 50 years as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The stamps are being revealed one at a time at different locations throughout Canada.
newsStamp featuring Capt. Cook at Poverty Bay a bright spot in New Zealand market
May 26, 2017 01:00 PMCaptain Cook is a popular stamp-collecting topic. In 1935, New Zealand issued a 2-shilling Captain Cook Landing at Poverty Bay stamp (Scott 197). In 1937, the stamp received a vertical “Official” overprint to become an Official stamp (Scott O71).