Postal Updates

10/17/2018

United States will pull out of UPU, White House announces

The United States will leave the Universal Postal Union after changes sought by President Trump were not acted upon by the international group.

World Stamps

10/17/2018

Tip of the week: Nevis' first stamp

This week, our tipsters highlight the first stamp issued by Nevis, a small Caribbean island in the Leeward Island chain of the West Indies.

Auctions

10/17/2018

Neil Armstrong’s keepsakes in Nov. 1-3 Heritage auction

The three-day sale called the Space Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstrong Family Collection Part I will take place in Dallas.

US Stamps

10/17/2018

Chicagopex to host two conventions

The show will include 75 dealers, plus the USPS and UNPA; an exhibition of nearly 300 frames of philatelic material; and a philatelic literature competition.

US Stamps

10/15/2018

Mississippi Statehood stamp wins music design award

The USPS stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood took the top prize in a poll for the most popular music stamp of 2017.

Postal Updates

10/15/2018

Parachuting postmark issued for West Virginia festival

A pictorial postmark has been issued to commemorate one of the world’s largest extreme sports events.

US Stamps

10/15/2018

USPS self-service kiosks dispensing new Flag design

The image shows only a detail of a fluttering 50-star flag, with 13 stars showing entirely or partially, along with segments of eight red or white stripes.

World Stamps

10/12/2018

Jordan’s first postal tax set: Inside Linn’s

Columnist Ghassan Riachi shares his quest for a mint never-hinged set of Jordan’s 1947 postal tax stamps.

US Stamps

10/12/2018

US $2 Jenny Invert reflections: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, solid results at first Gross stamp treasures sale, Czech stamps that tell the story of religious reformer, and more.

World Stamps

10/12/2018

British labels show history of mail delivery by bike

The set of six Mail by Bike labels is the fifth set in the Royal Mail Heritage series with the theme of mail transportation.

US Stamps

10/11/2018

Two versions of Beautification of America stamps

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner looks at two issuances of Beautification of America stamps.

US Stamps

10/11/2018

Not much of a keepsake for Hot Wheels stamp issue

The pane of stamps in the Hot Wheels keepsake is folded, ruining it from a collector’s standpoint.

World Stamps

10/09/2018

United Nations surcharged stationery

The surcharges were needed because of rate increases by the United States Postal Service and Austrian Post.

US Stamps

10/09/2018

Bighorn sheep stamp contest winners

The 2017 WPA Posters stamp used as for the September cartoon caption contest stamp drew a dozen or so highly partisan entries.