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Monday Morning Brief | Position 76 Jenny Invert sells for $295,000

May 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Associate editor Michael Baadke recounts the 90-second flurry of bids during Siegel Auction Galleries’ May 11 sale of the Position 76 Jenny Invert.

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Monday Morning Brief | A famous apparition celebrates its 100th anniversary

May 08, 2017 08:00 AM

Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz traces the history of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to a trio of children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. This coming weekend, a century after Mary made her startling appearance, Pope Francis will canonize Francisco, who died in 1919, and Jacinta, who passed away the following year.

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Monday Morning Brief | And the 2016 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll winner is …

May 01, 2017 08:00 AM

Which issue won as overall favorite in the 2016 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll? Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee reveals the answer to this all-important question, and discusses other 2016 stamps Linn’s readers selected in different voting categories, such as best design and least necessary.

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Monday Morning Brief | New Henry David Thoreau stamp

April 24, 2017 08:00 AM

Donna Houseman discusses the second United States stamp honoring Henry David Thoreau. Featuring a portrait by artist Sam Weber, the new stamp will be issued May 23.

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Monday Morning Brief | Popular culture on U.S. stamps

April 17, 2017 08:00 AM

Does every United States stamp show some element of American history? Watch as Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke examines how popular culture came to be a significant part of the U.S. stamp program.

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Monday Morning Brief | Equestrian events on stamps

April 10, 2017 08:00 AM

Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz takes a look at stamps from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan that portray equestrian events in a national sports festival and the second World Nomad Games.

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Monday Morning Brief | Scott catalog Volume 1A and 1B

April 03, 2017 08:00 AM

Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty reports on the just-released Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volume 1A and Volume 1B.

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Monday Morning Brief | Position 76 Jenny Invert stamp

March 27, 2017 07:48 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Diwali stamps and counterfeits

March 20, 2017 08:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Ameristamp Expo

March 13, 2017 08:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | High-denomination stamps

March 06, 2017 08:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Rate-change covers

February 27, 2017 08:10 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | WPA Posters stamps

February 17, 2017 12:54 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Counterfeit Love stamps

February 13, 2017 08:11 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee

February 06, 2017 08:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | David Bowie

January 30, 2017 08:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Uncut press sheet quantities

January 23, 2017 08:10 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Northern Cardinal stamped envelope

January 16, 2017 08:08 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Inverted Jenny reappears

January 09, 2017 08:30 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Breakup of the Soviet Union anniversary

January 02, 2017 07:00 AM

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.
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