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Monday Morning Brief | Stamp error discovered

November 14, 2016 08:42 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | American Philatelic Research Library

November 07, 2016 07:30 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers

October 31, 2016 08:28 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | United States Nativity stamp

October 24, 2016 08:34 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | King Bhumibol Adulyadej

October 17, 2016 07:15 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Scott catalog reorganization

October 10, 2016 08:28 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Philatelic signs of autumn

October 03, 2016 11:59 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | U.S. stamps in 2017

September 26, 2016 08:23 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Duck stamp art

September 21, 2016 05:38 PM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Halloween stamps

September 12, 2016 08:24 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Postal inspectors on TV

September 05, 2016 08:30 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | British comedian on Albanian stamp

August 29, 2016 08:22 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Gold Star Families

August 22, 2016 08:24 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

August 15, 2016 08:10 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Peter Rabbit and Online Dating

August 08, 2016 08:06 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Wonder Woman

August 01, 2016 08:08 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Guinness World Record Stamps

July 25, 2016 09:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Norfolk Island’s final stamps

July 18, 2016 05:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Luff award honorees

July 11, 2016 05:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | APS Stampshow

July 04, 2016 08:00 AM

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

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Monday Morning Brief | Pink Floyd coming to stamps

June 27, 2016 05:00 AM

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

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Monday Morning Brief | Official Birds of Canada

June 20, 2016 07:00 AM

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

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Monday Morning Brief | American Philatelic Society election results

June 13, 2016 07:53 AM

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

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World Stamp Show-NY 2016 | Monday Morning Brief

June 06, 2016 08:30 AM

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.

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Linn's Stamp News | Finest Graded Jenny Invert Sells

May 31, 2016 03:57 PM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | New Pets Stamps

May 29, 2016 01:00 PM

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.

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

May 23, 2016 08:00 AM

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.

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

May 16, 2016 07:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Willam H. Gross’ Switzerland collection

May 09, 2016 08:24 AM

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

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Monday Morning Brief | Missing Jenny Invert Found

May 02, 2016 08:11 AM

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

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Monday Morning Brief | Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday

April 25, 2016 03:05 PM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | World Stamp Show-New York 2016

April 18, 2016 08:23 AM

Chad Snee discusses two well-known stamp collectors’ reminiscences of their first international stamp shows.

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Monday Morning Brief | New stamp subjects revealed

April 08, 2016 01:08 PM

Watch as Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke discusses several new stamp subjects recently revealed by the United States Postal Service and Canada Post.

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Monday Morning Brief | Linn's WSS-NY 2016 Preview

April 04, 2016 08:30 AM

Donna Houseman discusses the recently published Linn’s Stamp News World Stamp Show-NY Special Preview and the upcoming auction of Bill Gross’s Switzerland collection at the show.

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Monday Morning Brief | Baseball on Cuba’s stamps

March 28, 2016 08:34 AM

Marty Frankevicz discusses stamps, baseball and diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

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Monday Morning Brief | Canadian Photography stamps

March 21, 2016 08:23 AM

Chad Snee discusses the latest stamps in Canada Post’s Canadian Photography series, including one showing a photographic portrait by Yousuf Karsh.

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Monday Morning Brief | Stamp sets and series

March 14, 2016 08:37 AM

Michael Baadke talks about United States stamps issued in sets or series.

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Monday Morning Brief | Postage rate decrease

March 07, 2016 09:01 AM

Denise McCarty reports on the upcoming U.S. postage rate decrease scheduled for April 10 and other instances when the rates went down.

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Monday Morning Brief | Indiana on stamps

February 29, 2016 08:54 AM

Donna Houseman discusses the upcoming stamp marking the 200th anniversary of Indiana’s statehood and previous stamps with Indiana connections.

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Monday Morning Brief | Decimal currency conversion

February 22, 2016 08:33 AM

Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Marty Frankevicz reports a new stamp from Australia marking the 50th anniversary of the day, Feb. 14, 1966, it converted to decimal currency.

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Monday Morning Brief | Stamps on Jeopardy!

February 15, 2016 09:00 AM

Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses stamp-related clues used in two recent episodes of Jeopardy!

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Monday Morning Brief | New Flag stamp varieties

February 08, 2016 08:42 AM

Michael Baadke reports on the newest United States Flag stamp, and points out the key identifying features that will help you tell the different major varieties apart.

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Monday Morning Brief | Groundhog Day

February 01, 2016 08:18 AM

Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty discusses Groundhog Day, including stamps from the United States and Canada that picture groundhogs, and stamps from other countries related to the origins of Groundhog Day.

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Monday Morning Brief | United States Postal Service news

January 25, 2016 08:20 AM

Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman reports on news stories involving the United States Postal Service and also takes a look at two new high-denomination stamps in the American Landmarks series.

Monday Morning Brief | World Stamp Show-New York 2016

January 18, 2016 08:39 AM

Watch as Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee discusses what to expect at the World Stamp Show-New York 2016, to take place May 28-June 4.

Monday Morning Brief | Ameristamp Expo

January 11, 2016 08:45 AM

Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke takes a sneak peek at the Ameristamp Expo stamp show to take place Jan. 29-31 in Atlanta, Ga.

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Monday Morning Brief | United States upcoming stamps

January 04, 2016 08:45 AM

Watch as Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Marty Frankevicz reports on stamps that the United States Postal Service will issue this year.
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