US Stamps

07/13/2018

Meet the sculptor behind the $3.6 million settlement: Inside Linn’s

Also, take a walk through the stamps for the short-lived Provisional Government of Western Thrace.

US Stamps

07/13/2018

Ready for a little abracadabra? U.S. Art of Magic stamps Aug. 7

The Art of Magic stamps feature digital illustrations that depict “five classic tricks magicians use to amaze and delight audiences,” according to the Postal Service.

World Stamps

07/13/2018

World Stamp Championship Israel 2018 in Jerusalem

A recap of the World Stamp Championship hosted by the Israel Philatelic Federation, Israel Post Company and the Israel Philatelic Service.

US Stamps

07/13/2018

Amazon's shift away from USPS: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, a new auction record in Chinese philately, and Scott editors assign one number to the 2018 federal duck stamp.

Postal Updates

07/12/2018

Lung association tried to stop scratch and sniff stamp issue

Shortly before Frozen Treats stamps were released, the American Lung Association sent a letter to the USPS, saying the fragrances on the stamps “may pose a risk for serious health problems.”

Postal Updates

07/12/2018

A look at the Lance Armstrong settlement

Washington, D.C., lawyer reveals details of the government’s $5 million settlement with former Tour de France cyclist Lance Armstrong.

US Stamps

07/11/2018

John Lennon first-day event planned for Central Park

A time and location has been revealed for the Sept. 7 first-day ceremony for the United States John Lennon forever stamps.

World Stamps

07/11/2018

A 1926 Philippines stamp set to look for

This week's tip is the 1926 Philippines set of four overprinted Legislative Palace Official stamps issued under United States sovereignty.

US Stamps

07/10/2018

Most June contest entries — but not all — avoided politics

Several entries referenced the 1947 Monaco airmail stamp that shows FDR with an extra finger on his left hand.

Postal Updates

07/10/2018

Beverly Shores, Ind. depot museum offers anniversary postmark

A museum that almost never was is celebrating 20 years and has commissioned a July 13 postmark for the occasion.

World Stamps

07/09/2018

Large Czech Republic souvenir sheet features stamp-on-stamp design

The Czech Republic issued a souvenir sheet June 20 showing images of 33 different stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of the first Czechoslovak stamps.

World Stamps

07/09/2018

Mickey takes a French vacation on 12-stamp booklet

The booklet called “Mickey & La France” is part of the worldwide celebration of Mickey’s 90th birthday.

US Stamps

07/09/2018

Reporting on Postal Service stamp product information

Editor-in-chief Jay Bigalke addresses recent changes regarding the way the U.S. Postal Service releases new product information, and announces a new weekly feature.

US Stamps

07/09/2018

Plate varieties found on Fourth Bureau Issue

Plate variety collecting is a deep and rich field that can provide hours of fun. In this week's U.S. Stamp Notes, John M. Hotchner takes a look at a plate scratch and double transfer.