US Stamps

02/27/2017

When the USPS Northern Cardinal stamped envelope was actually issued

After initially posting that the forever stamped envelope was issued on Jan. 8, 2017, the USPS revised that issue date.

US Stamps

02/27/2017

WPA Posters ceremony open to the public

Ten stamps showing Depression-era artwork from posters created by the Work Projects Administration (later the Works Progress Administration) will be issued with a ceremony in Hyde Park, N.Y.

US Stamps

02/27/2017

Born Feb. 27: Alice Hamilton

Described as a "crusader for industrial medicine," Alice Hamilton sought to improve dangerous workplaces while fighting for social reforms.

US Stamps

02/26/2017

What is Donald Trump saying from the White House featured on this stamp?

Given that President Trump inspires strong reactions on both ends of the political spectrum, please keep your entries printable.

World Stamps

02/26/2017

The legend of William Tell, as told on Switzerland’s stamps

Switzerland is known as the land of William Tell. His story, historically accurate or not, is an important part of the Swiss heritage, even today.

World Stamps

02/26/2017

In case you hadn’t noticed, Royal Mail updated several postal products in 2016

Royal Mail decided to update several of its products to better reflect its corporate branding. What changed?

US Stamps

02/26/2017

Born Feb. 26: Buffalo Bill Cody

Western frontiersman and adventurer Buffalo Bill Cody, a Medal of Honor recipient in 1872, later became a world-famous showman and entertainer.

World Stamps

02/25/2017

Stamps to look for from the South African Republic

Stamps listed in the Scott catalogs under Transvaal, another name for the South African Republic, were issued by three different political entities.

World Stamps

02/25/2017

How to collect Australia’s Kangaroo and Map issues

On Jan. 2, 1913, stamps in 15 different denominations and colors, all depicting a Kangaroo and Map (a design also known as “Roo and Map”), were issued.

World Stamps

02/25/2017

Longtime collector’s No. 1 tip to prospective stamp exhibitors: enjoy yourself

Have you ever considered exhibiting your collection? If so, Donna Houseman has the book for you.

World Stamps

02/25/2017

Born Feb. 25: Anthony Burgess

British-born writer Anthony Burgess is best known for his 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, but he wrote dozens of other fiction and nonfiction books.

US Stamps

02/24/2017

Sleuthing out the tantalizing origins of a waterlogged 1929 CAM 25 cover

Nice finds are made in stamp show junk boxes. So it shouldn't be a surprise this waterlogged cover is more than something salvaged from a damp basement.

US Stamps

02/24/2017

Mystery solved: Readers explain ‘Remember S-D Day’ label

What is SD Day? Thirty-five Linn’s readers responded to that question posed by John Hotchner after he came across a label promoting it.

US Stamps

02/24/2017

Counterfeit United States 2014 Flag and Fireworks coil stamps have surfaced

On March 3, 2014, the Flag and Fireworks stamp was issued. It didn’t take counterfeiters long to start cranking out realistic fakes.