World Stamps

12/13/2017

Newest U.N. Flag series set shows new flags for eight member nations

In the case of this upcoming issue, the eight stamps all represent nations previously acknowledged in the stamp series.

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US Stamps

12/13/2017

Museum of African American History and Culture, hockey stamps get Scott numbers

Having these numbers handy will allow you to easily locate these stamps in the catalogs and learn about their production and values.

US Stamps

12/13/2017

The appeal of this Civil War-era proprietary stamp will never die

To help pay for the Civil War, the Revenue Act of 1862 levied taxes on a host of products, including patent medicines and matches. Stamps were used as proof.

US Stamps

12/12/2017

USPS reveals a number of 2018 U.S. stamps

The United States Postal Service has announced a number of stamps it plans to issue in 2018.

US Stamps

12/11/2017

November’s caption contest winners are ...

The next cartoon caption contest will be announced in the Jan. 8 issue of Linn’s.

US Stamps

12/11/2017

Jenny Invert and late 2018 stamp reveal; top Linn’s stamp stories for 2017

The year 2017 included a number of important stories involving stamps and the collector groups supporting the stamp hobby.

Auctions

12/10/2017

1960 $5 Alexander Hamilton solo cover tops $5,500 in online auction

Slotted as a 10-day auction, it didn’t take long for aficionados of Liberty postal history to begin expressing their interest.

US Stamps

12/09/2017

U.S. stamp error newly authenticated after 22 years; horizontal die cuts missing from 1995 32¢ Pink Rose

DeLaney’s error panes show plate No. S444 printed on the selvage strip directly below the top nine stamps on the pane.

World Stamps

12/09/2017

Czech hurdler claims 2016 Rio Olympics stamp breaks copyright law

An Olympic athlete and two-time world champion from the Czech Republic says a stamp issued in 2016 commemorating the Rio Summer Games violates copyright law.

World Stamps

12/08/2017

Souvenir sheets and stamps made from wood: Inside Linn's

Also in this issue are features about recent first-day covers and Syrian airmails.

US Stamps

12/08/2017

Here are some Cinderella mysteries for your holiday consumption

If you can provide information to better identify either the Father Christmas or Haverty’s label, drop John Hotchner a note.

US Stamps

12/08/2017

Who's hot, who's not? Presenting our 2017 U.S. stamp popularity poll: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we nabbed a modern printing flaw from the BEP.

US Stamps

12/08/2017

Limited distribution for Hockey souvenir sheet

While the pane of 20 nondenominated (49¢) History of Hockey forever stamps is being sold in post offices, the matching souvenir sheet of two is not.

Postal Updates

12/07/2017

Mourning W. Marvin Watson Jr., 1924-2017

Appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, Watson was one of the president’s confidants and his former chief of staff before becoming chief.