World Stamps

06/24/2016

Why definitive stamps of Fiji from 1938-55 are so interesting: Stamps Down Under

By Janet Klug

The stamps' images convey the beauty and lifestyle of this South Pacific island country, and several of the denominations are complex.

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World Stamps

06/25/2016

Great Britain stamps focusing on WWI events of 1916 issued June 21

In this series, Royal Mail is exploring each year of the war through stamps with the following six themes: poppies, poetry, portraits of participants, war art, memorials, and artifacts.

US Stamps

06/25/2016

Born June 25: H.H. "Hap" Arnold

Gen. H.H. "Hap" Arnold was one of the first U.S. military pilots, and an outspoken advocate for increased U.S. military air power during World War II.

World Stamps

06/24/2016

Why definitive stamps of Fiji from 1938-55 are so interesting: Stamps Down Under

The stamps' images convey the beauty and lifestyle of this South Pacific island country, and several of the denominations are complex.

US Stamps

06/24/2016

What happens when a bad bar code isn’t covered up?: Modern U.S. Mail

While it is true that UAA mail is not by its nature loop mail, it can become loop mail.

World Stamps

06/24/2016

Linn’s seeking columnist to write about Asia stamps, postal history: Editor’s Insights

Linn's is searching for a new columnist, feature writer, or writers to write about Asia.

Postal Updates

06/24/2016

Like upcoming USPS stamps, Nashville postmark celebrates soda fountain treats: Postmark Pursuit

The Nashville postmark comes as the USPS is celebrating cold sweet dessert treats with five Soda Fountain Favorites stamps issued June 30.

US Stamps

06/24/2016

Which classic American pickup trucks are getting stamps?

The nondenominated (47¢) Pickup Trucks forever stamps will be issued July 15 in Syracuse, N.Y., and nationwide.

Postal Updates

06/24/2016

Postmaster-as-appointee considered, Audrey Hepburn stamp appears: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we profiled the bizarre stamps of King Farouk's Egypt, and reported on a possible infraction by the USPS.

World Stamps

06/24/2016

Born June 24: Victor Hess

Austrian-born scientist Victor Hess won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1936 for his discovery of cosmic rays and their effect on the Earth's atmosphere.

World Stamps

06/23/2016

The ‘rainbow trials’ and how the Penny Black was replaced: Great Britain Philately

The year 1840 must have been one of both elation and frustration for Rowland Hill, the man behind Great Britain's major postal reform.

US Stamps

06/23/2016

Inspirational teacher who was subject of a popular movie getting a stamp

Jaime Escalante was played by Academy Award winner Edward James Olmos in the 1988 motion picture "Stand and Deliver."

World Stamps

06/23/2016

An open letter to the philatelic community from World Stamp Show-NY 2016

In an open letter to stamp collectors, Wade Saadi, president of World Stamp Show-NY 2016, reflects on the once-a-decade international philatelic exhibition that took place May 28-June 4 in New York City. Saadi called the show a “once-in-a-lifetime experience for many and truly appreciated by everyone.”

US Stamps

06/23/2016

Born June 23: Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse was one of four choreographers honored in a commemorative set issued in 2012. Fosse was a choreographer and a director for both stage and screen.

US Stamps

06/22/2016

Rio 2016 Olympics inspire July cartoon caption contest

There will be two prizes given: one for the best philatelic line, and one for the best nonphilatelic line.