March 27, 2017 07:48 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Position 76 Jenny Invert stamp

Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee reports that Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries has been selected to sell the Position 76 1918 Jenny Invert stamp that was part of the McCoy block of four stolen in 1955.

March 20, 2017 08:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Diwali stamps and counterfeits

Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman discusses the United States Diwali stamp, counterfeits of that stamp, and an upcoming Canada-India joint issue celebrating the Hindu festival.

March 13, 2017 08:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Ameristamp Expo

Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports on the recent Ameristamp Expo stamp show and exhibition in Reno, Nev., including news of the winner of the 2017 single-frame Champion of Champions award.

March 06, 2017 08:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | High-denomination stamps

Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz takes a look at the situations that add to the difficulty of finding used examples of recent high-denomination stamps.

February 27, 2017 08:10 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Rate-change covers

Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee relates his quest to obtain covers for the last day of the 47¢ rate, Jan. 21, and the first day of the 49¢ rate, Sunday, Jan. 22.

February 17, 2017 12:54 AM

Monday Morning Brief | WPA Posters stamps

Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports on the 10 new WPA Posters forever stamps that will be issued March 7. The stamps show the designs of poster art created 80 years ago during the Great Depression.

February 13, 2017 08:11 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Counterfeit Love stamps

Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman reports on counterfeit panes of the 2015 United States Love stamps and the 2015 Rose and Heart stamps that are being sold on eBay.

February 06, 2017 08:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee

Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty discusses the Postal Service’s Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee and the recent departure of Henry Louis Gates Jr. after 12 years on the panel, the maximum time allowed.

January 30, 2017 08:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | David Bowie

Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz reports on Great Britain’s stamps honoring rock star David Bowie. The stamps will be issued March 14.

January 23, 2017 08:10 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Uncut press sheet quantities

Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses how the quantities printed of recent uncut press sheets were revealed through a Freedom of Information Act request. The United States Postal Service provided the quantities for 2016 issues and two from 2017.

January 16, 2017 08:08 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Northern Cardinal stamped envelope

Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman discusses the unannounced United States Postal Service’s Northern Cardinal stamped envelope that has been purchased by collectors in post offices in Ohio and other locations.

January 09, 2017 08:30 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Inverted Jenny reappears

Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports on the reappearance of a valuable Inverted Jenny airmail error stamp that has been tucked away for 99 years. The stamp will be auctioned Feb. 15 by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago.

January 02, 2017 07:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Breakup of the Soviet Union anniversary

Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz discusses the 25th anniversary of the breakup of the Soviet Union, the formation of the Commonwealth of Independent States and related stamps.

December 23, 2016 10:11 AM

Monday Morning Brief | U.S. stamps in 2017

Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports on the first two U.S. first-day ceremonies planned for 2017, and looks at the most recent stamp subjects revealed by the United States Postal Service.

December 19, 2016 08:12 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Cost to collect U.S. 2016 stamps

Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee tallies up the cost to collect all 154 different varieties of stamps and postal stationery items issued by the United States Postal Service during the past year.

December 12, 2016 07:33 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Stamps in a sardine can

Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz discusses the clever packaging for Portugal’s new set of six stamps honoring its fish-canning industry.

December 05, 2016 08:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Linn’s U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll

Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty announces the opening of the Linn’s 2016 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll and invites collectors to participate by voting for the favorite and least-favorite stamps of the year.

November 28, 2016 08:02 AM

Monday Morning Brief | French stamps with prizes

Watch as Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz discusses France’s new Christmas stamps that include chances to win prizes ranging from earphones to a new car.

November 21, 2016 08:46 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Summit on the Future of Philately

Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee reports on the Summit on the Future of Philately that took place Oct. 28 in Bellefonte, Pa.

November 14, 2016 08:42 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Stamp error discovered

Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee reports on the recent discovery of an imperforate error of the Quilled Paper Heart forever stamp issued Jan. 12, 2016.

November 07, 2016 07:30 AM

Monday Morning Brief | American Philatelic Research Library

Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports on the grand opening of the American Philatelic Research Library at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pa.

October 31, 2016 08:28 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty discusses Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and how her quest to find a stamp showing one of them ended when the Isle of Man issued its Christmas stamps on Oct. 20.

October 24, 2016 08:34 AM

Monday Morning Brief | United States Nativity stamp

Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses the Nativity stamp to be issued Nov. 3 by the United States Postal Service and also reports on Ireland’s dog license revenue stamps of the 19th and 20th centuries.

October 17, 2016 07:15 AM

Monday Morning Brief | King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz discusses King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand and the many ways he was portrayed on postage stamps during his 70-year reign. The king passed away Oct. 13.

October 10, 2016 08:28 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Scott catalog reorganization

Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman discusses the reorganization of the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue that will begin with the 2018 edition.

October 03, 2016 11:59 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Philatelic signs of autumn

Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty announces the release of the 2017 edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers, and highlights new autumn-related stamps from the United States and Sweden.

September 26, 2016 08:23 AM

Monday Morning Brief | U.S. stamps in 2017

Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports on stamps that the United States Postal Service plans to issue in 2017. Included are stamps honoring President John F. Kennedy and the Smithsonian’s new Museum of African American History and Culture.

September 21, 2016 05:38 PM

Monday Morning Brief | Duck stamp art

Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz discusses the contest to select the artwork for the federal duck stamp, and this year’s winning entry by Jim Hautman.

September 12, 2016 08:24 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Halloween stamps

Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman reports on new Halloween-related stamps from the United States and Canada. The stamps feature jack-o’-lanterns and haunted sites, respectively.

September 05, 2016 08:30 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Postal inspectors on TV

Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee reports on the United States Postal Service’s funding of The Inspectors, a Saturday morning TV show about postal inspectors.

August 29, 2016 08:22 AM

Monday Morning Brief | British comedian on Albanian stamp

Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz explains why Albania issued a stamp honoring British comedian Norman Wisdom and how he achieved a cult following in that country.

August 22, 2016 08:24 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Gold Star Families

Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee reports on the request from Senator Richard Blumenthal for a new stamp in honor of Gold Star families who have lost a loved one who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during wartime.

August 15, 2016 08:10 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman reports on “instant” stamps from Australia and New Zealand honoring their Olympic medalists at Rio and discusses previous Olympic stamps.

August 08, 2016 08:06 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Peter Rabbit and Online Dating

Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty discusses new stamps from the United States, Great Britain and San Marino featuring a patriotic theme, children’s author and illustrator Beatrix Potter and online dating, respectively.

August 01, 2016 08:08 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Wonder Woman

Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports on upcoming United States stamps celebrating the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman's first appearance in a December 1941 comic book. The stamps will be issued Oct. 7 at New York Comic Con.

July 25, 2016 09:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Guinness World Record Stamps

Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty reports on the long-distance space travels of the 1991 United States Pluto Not Yet Explored stamp and on two foreign stamps that have achieved Guinness world records.

July 18, 2016 05:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Norfolk Island’s final stamps

Linn’s Stamp News and Scott catalog editorial director Donna Houseman discusses the end of an era on Norfolk Island, and the many changes collectors will notice in Vol. 4 of the 2017 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue that is now available.

July 11, 2016 05:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Luff award honorees

Watch as Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee reports on the latest winners of the American Philatelic Society’s John L. Luff awards: Cheryl Ganz, Robert Dalton Harris and Diane DeBlois, and Dennis Gilson.

July 04, 2016 08:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | APS Stampshow

The American Philatelic Society's Stampshow will open Aug. 4 in Portland, Ore., and run through Aug. 7.

June 27, 2016 05:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Pink Floyd coming to stamps

Stamps that will be issued July 7 show six of Pink Floyd album covers and four concert performances.

June 20, 2016 07:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Official Birds of Canada

Canada Post will begin a new series of bird stamps that will picture the official birds of Canada’s provinces and territories.

June 13, 2016 07:53 AM

Monday Morning Brief | American Philatelic Society election results

Donna Houseman reports on the results of the recent American Philatelic Society election and Linn’s coverage of World Stamp Show-NY 2016.

June 06, 2016 08:30 AM

World Stamp Show-NY 2016 | Monday Morning Brief

Watch as Linn's Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports from the Javits Center in New York City, the site of World Stamp Show-NY 2016, the first international stamp show in the United States in 10 years.

May 31, 2016 03:57 PM

Linn's Stamp News | Finest Graded Jenny Invert Sells

Watch as Scott Trepel, president of Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, gavels down the finest graded Jenny Invert airmail error stamp for $1,175,000 May 31 at World Stamp Show-NY 2016.

May 29, 2016 01:00 PM

Monday Morning Brief | New Pets Stamps

Chad Snee reports on the new U.S. Pets stamps to be issued Aug. 2 and invites collectors to visit World Stamp Show-NY 2016.

May 23, 2016 08:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | James A. Farley Post Office in New York City

Marty Frankevicz discusses the history and architecture of the James A. Farley Post Office, a short walk from the Javits Center in New York City.

May 16, 2016 07:00 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Foreign post offices at WSS-NY 2016

Denise McCarty discusses the foreign post offices that will be represented at World Stamp Show-NY 2016 and some of the stamps they will be issuing for this international exhibition.

May 09, 2016 08:24 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Willam H. Gross’ Switzerland collection

William H. Gross’s Switzerland collection was sold to a private collector for approximately $4.5 million. Donna Houseman has details.

May 02, 2016 08:11 AM

Monday Morning Brief | Missing Jenny Invert Found

One of the two missing United States 1918 Jenny Invert airmail error stamps from the famed McCoy block of four had been recovered.

April 25, 2016 03:05 PM

Monday Morning Brief | Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday

Queen Elizabeth turned 90 years old on April 21, and Marty Frankevicz thought it timely to take a look back at her history in the world of stamps.