US Stamps

10/18/2017

This 1913 stamp marking the discovery of the San Francisco Bay is here for the taking

You should be able to find a strictly graded, mint never-hinged example of the 10¢ orange stamp in very fine grade for a bit less than Scott catalog value.

US Stamps

10/17/2017

U.S. Museum commemorative used on mail two weeks early in Arizona

The likelihood that the new stamp would be sold early grew significantly after the U.S. Postal Service announced an issue date and then postponed it.

World Stamps

10/17/2017

United Nations Postal Administration announces its 2018 stamp program

The UNPA 2018 stamp program will begin Jan. 12 with eight $1.15 stamps in the Flag series.

Auctions

10/16/2017

Bennett public auction Oct. 20: U.S. and worldwide

The Oct. 20 Matthew Bennett public auction of U.S. and worldwide material will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston.

US Stamps

10/16/2017

Editor’s Foreword to Philatelic Foreword; a nod to Linn’s legacy and hobby’s future

We at Amos Media Co. have a solid commitment to the stamp hobby and are determined to create new avenues to expand the hobby.

US Stamps

10/16/2017

‘Beautiful Blooms’ stamp art exhibit opens at National Postal Museum

The collection was started by the U.S. Post Office Department in the 1860s, and is currently on long-term loan to the museum.

US Stamps

10/16/2017

Second Alzheimer's stamp for artist Matt Mahurin

The prominent multimedia artist, whose work has appeared on the cover of Time magazine, is credited with the illustration on the upcoming semipostal.

Auctions

10/13/2017

Cherrystone auction Nov. 1-2 offers U.S. and worldwide rarities, postal history

The auction begins Wednesday morning with stamps of the United States 1847 issue and a selection of other U.S. classic stamps and proofs.

World Stamps

10/13/2017

ATA offers free spooky topical checklist

The American Topical Association's checklists are usually available to members only, but a special list is being offered to all for free.

World Stamps

10/13/2017

Switzerland’s national day, Grandpa’s mixture: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Oct. 30 issue, a collector’s question about a stamp inscribed in French and Arabic is answered in Collectors’ Forum.

World Stamps

10/13/2017

Ireland faces criticism for Che Guevara stamp; first printing sells out in less than a week

Criticism of the commemorative was swift, especially from the Cuban-American community.

US Stamps

10/13/2017

Upright Jenny in post office stamp buy, another USPS increase: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we saw another increase from the USPS, along with an update on the happenings here at LSN.

US Stamps

10/12/2017

Missing die-cut error discovered on 1999 Flag and Chalkboard half pane of nine

The stamps were printed and processed by Avery Dennison of Clinton, S.C., a contracting security printer for the Postal Service at that time.

World Stamps

10/12/2017

Souvenir sheets show off landmarks, geographical features, giraffe

Indonesia's new souvenir sheet contains a 10,000-rupiah stamp with a cartoonlike design showing a man holding a giant postcard and other landmarks.