Postal Updates

05/20/2018

Date meets ZIP of Iowa town with remarkable high school baseball history

The cancel honors the town’s impressive high school baseball team, which played its last inning of baseball in 1991 when the school closed its doors.

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World Stamps

05/19/2018

U.N. pane of 10 honors Shota Rustaveli and his epic 12th-century poem

The UN Postal Administration will issue a pane of 10 stamps and 10 labels May 26 honoring Shota Rustaveli, the national poet of the country of Georgia.

World Stamps

05/18/2018

Canada Post celebrates the country’s most beloved sport on new stamp

The commemorative for the 100th anniversary of the tournament features a hockey player from days of old facing off against a modern-day player.

World Stamps

05/18/2018

Republic of Chad collecting: Inside Linn’s

Also included in this issue: The Stamp Forum, an APS gold-award winning website; and a disappointing Kitchen Table Philately mixture.

Auctions

05/18/2018

First letter from Canada franked with a stamp in Eastern’s June 8-9 auction

Among the listings for Great Britain material is a folded letter sheet mailed Dec. 7, 1840, and carried by steamer.

US Stamps

05/18/2018

June 9 U.S. commemorative stamp honors Flag Act of 1818

The Flag Act of 1818 forever changed how Americans view the most familiar and beloved symbol of their country.

World Stamps

05/18/2018

Prince Harry and Markle at center stage in Isle of Man, Gibraltar and Guernsey

Several types of souvenirs have been produced for the May 19 wedding of Prince Henry of Wales and American Meghan Markle.

US Stamps

05/18/2018

John Lennon varieties dominate the headlines: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the results of the Linn's 2017 United States stamp popularity poll were announced.

Postal Updates

05/18/2018

Former Postmaster General Paul N. Carlin, 1931-2018

Paul Nestor Carlin, a career postal service worker who became the 66th postmaster general of the United States died April 25.

US Stamps

05/17/2018

Zais confirmed by Senate, resigns as APS president

Mick Zais, elected APS president in 2016, resigned that position after he was confirmed May 16 as deputy secretary of the Department of Education.

US Stamps

05/17/2018

July 4 celebration for U.S. O Beautiful stamp set

Photographs of amber waves of grain and mountain majesties are among the 20 images on the O Beautiful stamp set scheduled for a July 4 issue date.

US Stamps

05/17/2018

Covers sent from stamp dealers do not deserve the bad rap they receive

Purists in the world of postal history sometimes look down their noses at covers sent from stamp dealers.

World Stamps

05/17/2018

U.N. stamp achieves Guinness world record with a total of 1,969 words

The United Nations Postal Administration has achieved an official Guinness world record for the most words on a postage stamp.

Postal Updates

05/17/2018

Everyone is welcome at memorial event featured on Nitro, W.Va. postmark

This year’s event takes place May 16-25. The organization’s website encourages men and women from ages 8 to 80 participate.