US Stamps

04/25/2018

Speakers announced for U.S. airmail stamp’s dedication

Speakers for the May 1 ceremony include representatives from the Air Force and the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum.

Auctions

04/25/2018

Harmer-Schau auction May 13 at Pipex

Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries will conduct its next public auction May 13 in association with the Pipex stamp show in Portland, Ore.

US Stamps

04/25/2018

Library plans anniversary party for Nov. 2-3

The occasion is the library’s 50th anniversary, and the festivities will take place Nov. 2-3 at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pa.

World Stamps

04/24/2018

1921 Cilicia postage due set difficult to find in sound condition

The Scott Standard catalog values the set at $43.50 in both unused hinged condition and used condition.

World Stamps

04/24/2018

New Latvia stamps integrate both flag and map into design

A new stamp from Latvia combines the country’s flag and map. Shaped like the Latvia, it is the first irregularly shaped stamp from Latvijas Pasts (the Latvian postal service).

US Stamps

04/24/2018

Rochester Philatelic Association’s Ropex show May 18-19 in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Canandaigua is located in the resort Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The civic center is about a 30-minute drive southeast from Rochester.

US Stamps

04/23/2018

Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship accepting applications through May 15

The American Philatelic Society is accepting applications for its Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship program through May 15.

World Stamps

04/23/2018

Watercolor paintings by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on Greenland stamps

One of the stamps is a semipostal with a surtax for the Greenlandic Children’s Association, which works to improve the living conditions of children.

World Stamps

04/23/2018

Irish stamps commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela

New stamps from Ireland honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. An Post issued the two stamps April 5 in a set called International Statesmen.

US Stamps

04/23/2018

Variety of stamp club activities suggested: Selling, trading, exhibits talks and more

Bigalke received a number of suggestions in response to my Philatelic Foreword column in the April 9 Linn’s seeking input on activities for stamp club meeting.

US Stamps

04/23/2018

You can’t always judge a cover by its appearance

According to post office rules that prohibited any additions to postal cards, this card had to be treated as first class-mail and charged the then-current 2¢ rate.

Postal Updates

04/21/2018

Pittsburgh Pipers 1967-68 basketball team remembered on postmark

The first championship of the American Basketball Association (ABA) is being celebrated 50 years later on a pictorial postmark sponsored by the Wilkinsburg Stamp Club.

news

04/20/2018

Australia celebrates queen’s 92nd birthday

On April 17 of this year, Australia Post issued two stamps for her 92nd birthday, a $1 denomination for domestic mail and a $3 stamp for international mail.

US Stamps

04/20/2018

Fond memories of Barbara Bush: Inside Linn's

Also included in this issue are articles looking at the stamps from Thailand and Turks and Caicos Islands.