US Stamps

09/24/2018

Oct. 10 Sundman Lecture will cover first U.S. transcontinental mail

The 15th Maynard Sundman lecture at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is an hour-long talk by historian and author Glen Sample Ely.

US Stamps

09/24/2018

It’s a Coca-Cola Christmas on Sparkling Holidays stamp set

The nondenominated (50¢) forever stamps will be issued Oct. 11 and offered as a set of four on a double-sided pane of 20.

US Stamps

09/24/2018

Kwanzaa celebration forever stamp to be issued Oct. 10

The new Kwanzaa stamp shows a family appreciating symbols of the annual holiday, including a candleholder called a kinara and a unity cup called kikombe cha umoja.

US Stamps

09/21/2018

Johns Hopkins stamp varieties: Inside Linn’s

Also in this issue, a look at British circular delivery stamps and New Zealand's peaks as featured on stamps.

World Stamps

09/20/2018

New Zealand conducts trial to stop cancellation process

New Zealand Post is trying out new processes to reduce costs, including stopping the cancelling of stamps by processing machines.

US Stamps

09/20/2018

The Pentagon and philately

Did you know the Pentagon has six ZIP codes? Columnist John M. Hotchner shares fun facts and more in his latest piece.

US Stamps

09/20/2018

Minnesota artist Scot Storm wins 2018 duck stamp contest

A detailed acrylic painting of a male wood duck with a wood duck decoy will illustrate the 2019 United States federal duck stamp.

US Stamps

09/20/2018

Oprah helps Montecito, Calif., honor its first responders

The Sept. 14 gathering recognized those who rushed to aid during the Thomas Fire at the end of 2017 and the Jan. 9 debris flow that followed.

Auctions

09/20/2018

Gross U.S. collection auction preview: Week’s Most Read

Matthew Healey's in-depth report on the upcoming Oct. 3 auction garnered top clicks this week.

Postal Updates

09/20/2018

‘Thinking of You’ postmark promotes greeting card use

Linn's editor-in-chief Jay Bigalke thinks the postmark has a great concept with a not-so-great execution.

US Stamps

09/19/2018

First Responders design dedicated at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

Two days after the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the United States Postal Service dedicated a new stamp design for First Responders in Missoula, Mont.

Postal Updates

09/19/2018

Trump criticizes Universal Postal Union in memorandum

President Trump blasts the UPU for establishing international rates that favor foreign mailers over domestic mail users.

US Stamps

09/18/2018

Tip of the Week: 33¢ Apples stamps

The strips or blocks of four of the United States 2013 33¢ Apples stamps and strips of four of the coil stamps are in demand and well worth $3.30 to $4.

US Stamps

09/18/2018

Compiling a list of design errors on stamps and more

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner is working on a comprehensive list of U.S. stamp design errors.