Issue 4: March 2009 Send To A Friend   Update Your Profile
Jay Bigalke, Editor

Collectors of United States new issue stamps can use the month of March to explore other areas of the stamp hobby: There are no new U.S. stamps on the horizon for March, but what’s planned for April will easily make up for it.

This edition of the newsletter includes a look at the stamps of Iceland, and new worldwide stamp tributes for the innovative teacher Louis Braille, who developed the braille writing system for the blind.

We also have details about an exciting new article that reveals the history of America's latest million-dollar stamp, the 3¢ George Washington B grill.

You'll also want to read about great new online features now available to Linn's and Scott Stamp Monthly subscribers.

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Jay Bigalke
Linn's Online Editor

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No United States stamps planned for March

No new United States stamps or stationery are scheduled for release in March, as the Postal Service prepares to raise its basic postal rates in May. New U.S. stamps are expected in April to fulfill the new rates when they go into effect. (More...)

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Iceland's long history of stamps

Its stamps are respected throughout the collecting world for their beautiful line-engraved designs. But the global economic downturn has ushered in one of the most crucial periods in Iceland's long history.

In October 2008, the Icelandic financial system collapsed. Inflation and interest rates went through the ceiling and the Icelandic krona became virtually worthless in international currency exchanges. (More...)

Linn's Wallpaper

Linn's Stamp News provides nearly 400 stamp images that you can use as computer desktop wallpaper. This month's new wallpaper image shows the 39¢ Batman stamp from the 2006 United States DC Comics Superheroes set. (Click Here)

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Many stamps to honor Braille birth bicentenary

Louis Braille was born Jan. 4, 1809, in Coupvray, France. His native country, and many others, will issue stamps this year to celebrate the bicentennial of his birth. (More...)

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Million-dollar B-grill stamps were misplaced for nearly two years

It was a classic case of "Where is it?"

In 1960, the prominent New Jersey collector, dealer and stamp writer Elliott Perry reported finding a cover bearing four remarkably rare 3¢ George Washington B grill stamps. (More...)

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Bonus material for Linn's and Scott Stamp Monthly subscribers

Linn's Stamp News and Scott Stamp Monthly subscribers can now enjoy two of the world's leading stamp hobby publications for the price of one. Subscribers to either one of the print or digital titles now have access to a digital library that includes both publications. (More...)

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