World Stamps

01/16/2018

La Poste celebrates 50 years fashion house Sonia Rykiel with new stamps

France's La Poste is continuing its tradition of having famous fashion designers or houses create the illustrations for its heart-shaped Love stamps.

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World Stamps

01/16/2018

Does this Norman Rockwell sheet look familiar?

On Aug. 22, 2017, Antigua issued a set of three souvenir sheets highlighting paintings by American artist Norman Rockwell.

Postal Updates

01/16/2018

Postal Service breaks its silence on criticism of Amazon shipping agreement

The Postal Service recently responded to criticism of a delivery deal between the USPS and retail giant Amazon.

World Stamps

01/16/2018

Fashion designers among those depicted on six new stamps from Isle of Man

Cartor printed the stamps by offset in sheets of 12. They are scheduled to be issued Feb. 1.

US Stamps

01/16/2018

Jacques C. Schiff Jr. (1931-2017)

Jacques C. Schiff Jr., a prominent stamp dealer, auctioneer and renowned error stamps expert, died Dec. 20, 2017.

US Stamps

01/16/2018

On these covers, Santa doesn't just come on Christmas Eve

The two patriotic covers that are pictured with this column feature Santa Claus.

World Stamps

01/15/2018

Jersey souvenir sheet depicts flags from another era

The current flag is the first to be adopted officially. Unofficially, a plain red saltire had been used since at least the 1830s until April 6, 1981.

World Stamps

01/15/2018

Marshall Islands Post renews relationship with IGPC effective Jan. 1

Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation (IGPC) has been appointed the exclusive philatelic agent of the Pacific Island nation of the Marshall Islands effective Jan. 1.

US Stamps

01/15/2018

Engraved duck stamps gone for good? Printing technology cited for change

The days of engraved printing on federal duck stamps appeared to be over.

US Stamps

01/15/2018

American Philatelic Society opens registration for 2018 Summer Seminar

Attendees can choose between 10 different two-day courses or three different four-day courses taught by experts.

US Stamps

01/13/2018

In the stamp world, Christmas is never really over

Can anyone come up with a "Please Mail Early for Christmas" cancellation even earlier in the year?

US Stamps

01/12/2018

Offering some informational Rockefeller Christmas tree history

Uncovered photo portrays the informal start of the Rockefeller Center tradition in 1931 when workmen involved in the construction of the center.

World Stamps

01/12/2018

Flocked paper adds texture to stamps: Inside Linn's

Also included in this issue is an article looking at how a cachetmaker named his line of covers and a feature on the 1968 rate increase.

World Stamps

01/12/2018

New Denmark stamps feature Yoko Ono’s artwork

The words “Dream” and “Smile” are featured prominently on the first stamps designed by Yoko Ono, an artist, musician, activist and the widow of John Lennon.