US Stamps

08/23/2016

Stamp honoring Hindu festival of Diwali to be issued Oct. 5 in New York City

The United States Postal Service will issue a forever stamp Oct. 5 in honor of the Hindu festival of Diwali.

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US Stamps

08/23/2016

Stamp honoring Hindu festival of Diwali to be issued Oct. 5 in New York City

The United States Postal Service will issue a forever stamp Oct. 5 in honor of the Hindu festival of Diwali.

US Stamps

08/23/2016

Born Aug. 23: Edgar Lee Masters

Poet Edgar Lee Masters authored Spoon River Anthology, based in part on memories and names from his life growing up in rural Illinois.

Postal Updates

08/22/2016

U.S. Army’s Buffalo Soldiers honored on new postmark: Postmark Pursuit

Buffalo Soldiers were the men who served in post-Civil War U.S. Army regiments made up of African-American troops.

US Stamps

08/22/2016

Born Aug. 22: Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder's large stabiles are displayed in public areas in several U.S. cities, including Chicago, Houston, Seattle and Grand Rapids, Mich.

World Stamps

08/21/2016

World Heritage sites on United Nations-Czech Republic joint issue

As part of its long-running World Heritage series, the United Nations Postal Administration is participating in a joint-issue with the Czech Republic’s Ceska Posta. The stamps depict sites in the Czech Republic that have been inscribed on the World Heritage list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, known as UNESCO.

World Stamps

08/21/2016

‘Downton Abbey’ setting included in new Royal Mail issue honoring landscape designer Capability Brown

One of the stamps in Great Britain’s new Landscape series is inscribed “Highclere Castle,” but you might know it by another name.

US Stamps

08/21/2016

Born Aug. 21: Count Basie

Described as the most enduring of all the Big Band leaders, the innovative Count Basie and his orchestra enjoyed decades of success worldwide.

World Stamps

08/20/2016

The sights of Copenhagen you might already have seen on Denmark stamps

Wayne Chen hit all of Copenhagen's notable spots, but the highlight of his visit was the philatelic experience.

Postal Updates

08/20/2016

Flooding shuts down Louisiana post offices

Several post offices in Louisiana have been forced to move operations to different facilities because of flooding that has ravaged the state.

World Stamps

08/20/2016

Off to the races: the Brown Ribbon semipostal stamps of Germany

During the Third Reich era in Germany, a semipostal stamp was issued each year to support an annual horse race.

Auctions

08/20/2016

Auction Galleries Hamburg’s very first auction: What is for sale?

The auction house formerly known as Schwanke Briefmarkenauktionen GmbH was acquired by Christoph Gaertner in July.

US Stamps

08/20/2016

Born Aug. 20: Eero Saarinen

Designs by architect Eero Saarinen, including the Gateway Arch and the Dulles Airport terminal, have been featured on multiple U.S. stamps.

US Stamps

08/19/2016

1899 picture postcard features historic structure and unusual marking

The postcard features an image of New York City's Castle Williams, and includes an unusual postal marking that adds to its charm.

World Stamps

08/19/2016

Clinton and Trump are featured on a set of new stamps, but not in the U.S.

Called Race to the White House, these stamps and souvenir sheets feature photographs of the candidates and their spouses.