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Born May 30: Benny Goodman

May 30, 2015 08:00 AM

The man known worldwide as "The King of Swing," Benny Goodman, was born May 30, 1909, in Chicago, Ill.

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Canada’s King George V Medallions weathered the Depression

May 29, 2015 11:18 PM

Issued late in 1932, Canada’s George V Medallion definitives were used until mid-1935, a short span during the hardest years of the century for many Canadians.

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Memorial Day tributes flood Facebook: Afternoon Report

May 29, 2015 11:17 PM

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

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By Topic - June 2015

May 29, 2015 02:36 PM

The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the May 18 Linn's Stamp News Monthly Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

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Gyrocopter pilot on fake stamp, postcards headed to Smithsonian: Week's Most Read

May 29, 2015 10:07 AM

Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics.

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Editorial staff changes announced at Linn’s and Scott

May 29, 2015 07:44 AM

Donna Houseman has been named editorial director for the Amos Media stamp group, consisting of Linn’s Stamp News and the Scott postage stamp catalogs.

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USPS halts 2015 mail processing plant closures

May 27, 2015 09:37 PM

In what one commentator has called "an early sign of enlightened leadership" by new Postmaster General Megan Brennan, the United States Postal Service has halted plans to close upwards of 82 mail processing plants this year.

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Midwest Stamp Dealers Association announces new location for postage stamp show

May 27, 2015 09:30 PM

The following is a release from the Midwest Stamp Dealers Association:

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Stunning array of Haiti shown to Royal Philatelic Society London

May 27, 2015 05:18 PM

The following is a release from The Royal Philatelic Society London:

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Fake stamp for gyrocopter pilot riles Washington

May 27, 2015 04:51 PM

When first-day cover collector Rollin Berger saw the announcement of a new United States forever stamp on what seemed like the website of a congressional committee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, he was immediately skeptical.

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Desktop Wallpaper

May 29, 2015 11:20 PM

Part of the fun of using computers and the Internet is sharing full-color images of the stamps we love and the stamps we'd love to have.

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Stamps.com seeks to acquire Endicia

May 29, 2015 11:20 PM

Two providers of personal computer postage may soon be operating under one owner, as Stamps.com hopes to obtain Endicia.com, which is currently owned by Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

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Foreign Currency

May 29, 2015 11:20 PM

Linn's Stamp News details the foreign currency exchange rates from countries around the world.

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Stamp Issuing Entities Of The World

May 29, 2015 11:20 PM

Linn's provides a compilation of the nations, provinces, cities, armies and other entities that have, at one point or another, issued postage stamps.

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Postal Administrations Of The World

May 29, 2015 11:20 PM

Linn's Stamp News information regarding postal administrations from around the world.

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Glossary Of Philatelic Terms

May 29, 2015 11:20 PM

Linn's Stamp News defines a comprehensive list of philatelic terms.

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There are endless varieties of United States revenue stamps

May 29, 2015 11:20 PM

Another type of stamp enjoys great popularity among collectors, and is part of a field filled with as many collecting challenges as postage stamps.

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Auctions offer an opportunity to obtain great stamps and covers

May 29, 2015 11:20 PM

Public auctions of stamps and covers take place nearly every week in the United States, and in cities all around the world.

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Love is in the air and on postage stamps used on the mail

May 29, 2015 11:20 PM

In January 1973, the United States Postal Service issued the first U.S. Love stamp.

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Making new stamps from old with overprints and surcharges

May 29, 2015 11:20 PM

"Overprint" is a term used to describe stamps that have additional printing added on top of the original image on the stamps.

Videos

  • Monday Morning Brief - May 25, 2015

    Watch as Scott catalog senior editor Marty Frankevicz talks about Memorial Day and shows a parade of military-related stamps.

  • Monday Morning Brief - May 18, 2015

    Watch as Linn’s Stamp News editor Chad Snee discusses the strong results for high-end U.S. stamps in the Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries’ auction of the Robert R. Hall collection and also mentions a new British stamp that features the U.S. Bill of Rights.

  • Monday Morning Brief - May 11, 2015

    Watch as Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Michael Baadke reports on the upcoming exhibit of the 1856 British Guiana 1¢ Magenta at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, and the plans to reveal the identity of the stamp’s owner when the exhibit opens June 4.

  • Monday Morning Brief - May 4, 2015

    Watch as Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Denise McCarty discusses the history of the Linn’s United States Stamp Popularity Poll, starting with the first poll in 1948, and revealing some of the results of the Linn’s 2014 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll.