• czech-republic-jan-jessenius-stamp
    Dec 31, 2016, 07:00 AM

    By Topic - January 2017

    The listings from the January 2017 Scott New Issues Update fall into a wide range of popular topical collecting areas.

  • canada-unesco-2016-souvenir-sheet
    Dec 23, 2016, 08:15 AM

    2016 Canada Stamp Program

    The 2016 Canada Stamp Program contains up-to-date information about stamps and postal stationery from Canada Post.

  • switzerland-aerophilately-day-stamp
    Dec 3, 2016, 11:45 AM

    By Topic - December 2016

    The listings from the December 2016 Scott New Issues Update fall into a wide range of popular topical collecting areas.

  • bosnia-croat-administration-einstein-stamp
    Nov 4, 2016, 21:14 PM

    By Topic - November 2016

    The listings from the November 2016 Scott New Issues Update fall into a wide range of popular topical collecting areas.

  • united-states-sarah-vaughan-commemorative-forever-stamp
    Oct 18, 2016, 15:40 PM

    2016 U.S. Stamp Program

    The 2016 U.S. Stamp Program contains information about U.S. Postal Service products released during 2016, including those honoring Richard Allen and World Stamp Show-NY 2016.

  • austrian-wine-growing-region-stamps
    Oct 3, 2016, 09:30 AM

    By Topic - October 2016

    The listings from the October 2016 Scott New Issues Update fall into a wide range of popular topical collecting areas.

  • macao-maritime-museum-stamp
    Sep 3, 2016, 08:00 AM

    By Topic - September 2016

    The listings from the September 2016 Scott New Issues Update fall into a wide range of popular topical collecting areas.

  • one-centime-french-colonial-stamp
    Aug 21, 2016, 14:00 PM

    To collect Martinique, begin and end with the stamps of France: Stamp Collecting Basics

    Martinique is a small island in the Eastern Caribbean, within the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles.

  • spanish-overprint-for-ifni
    Aug 15, 2016, 20:00 PM

    Looking at the affordable stamps of an overlooked dead country: Stamp Collecting Basics

    Some so-called “dead countries” are so obscure that they get overlooked and bypassed by many collectors. Ifni is one of them.

  • bolivian-carnival-dancers-stamp
    Jul 29, 2016, 09:08 AM

    By Topic - August 2016

    The listings from the August 2016 Scott New Issues Update fall into a wide range of popular topical collecting areas.

  • virgin-islands-queen-victoria-stamp
    Jul 15, 2016, 19:00 PM

    The Virgin Islands: an explorer, a legend, and many beautiful stamps

    The Virgin Islands began issuing its own stamps in 1866, and there has been no shortage of beautiful ones ever since.

  • turkey-cuisine-miniature-sheet
    Jul 5, 2016, 10:51 AM

    By Topic - July 2016

    Listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the July 2016 Linn's Stamp News fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • romania-king-carol-souvenir-sheet-birth-centenary
    Jun 30, 2016, 15:44 PM

    Getting lost in a Romanian souvenir sheet is a history lesson: Stamp Collecting Basics

    The stamps on a 1937 souvenir sheet seemed to provide more questions than answers. A study of related Romanian issues led to a better understanding of that country’s turbulent history.

  • cameroon-overprint-celebrates-coup
    Jun 14, 2016, 10:08 AM

    Eureka! Finding stamps with curious overprints: Stamp Collecting Basics

    It is kind of amazing how one little stamp can incite a collector to go off on not just one but several tangents. Here is a good example.

  • romania-pelican-issue-2015
    Jun 6, 2016, 11:03 AM

    By Topic - June 2016

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the June 20, 2016, Linn's fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • tonga-foil-embossed-coin-like-stamp-of-1963
    Jun 2, 2016, 20:40 PM

    ‘Exotic’ is in the eye, and the albums, of each collector: Stamp Collecting Basics

    Let’s face it: Some of the stamps in our albums are mundane in appearance and others are breathtaking. But how many people have been converted to the stamp-collecting hobby simply because of the image of an exotic stamp?

  • west-indies-stamp
    May 20, 2016, 10:05 AM

    United States territorial history and stamps make an interesting study: Stamp Collecting Basics

    Often during “man on the street” interviews, when the questions pertain to geography, the person is likely to be clueless. Not if they're a philatelist.

  • scott-new-listings-update-bg
    Apr 29, 2016, 15:39 PM

    By Topic - May 2016

    The new stamp-issue listings from the latest Scott New Issues Update fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • retro-german-letter
    Apr 28, 2016, 09:41 AM

    Difficult covers fun to collect, challenge to decipher: Stamp Collecting Basics

    Collecting covers as postal history is a lot of fun, and it also can be quite challenging. The fun of covers, especially difficult ones, is in working out where they went, how they got there and why.

  • stamps-colored-paper-united-states-nassau-hall-princeton
    Apr 14, 2016, 11:07 AM

    Stamps printed on colored papers can be intriguing to collect

    If you have been collecting stamps for a while, you will have noticed that most of them are printed on white paper. Every once in a while, however, you might find a stamp that seems to have been printed on colored paper, and this makes it stand out among the other stamps that live in your stamp albums.

  • unknown-egyptian-sphinx-stamp
    Apr 1, 2016, 15:17 PM

    Nameless stamps of the Americas and Africa

    Examples of stamps from Europe and Asia that do not have country names were addressed in previous Stamp Collecting Basics columns (March 21 and April 4 issues of Linn’s). Fewer stamps were issued without a country name from the Americas and Africa, and these two continents will be discussed in this column, beginning with the stamp in the first illustration.

  • by-topic-canada-black-history-month
    Apr 1, 2016, 08:00 AM

    By Topic - April 2016

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the April 18, 2016, Linn's Stamp News Monthly Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • queen-maria-ii-1853
    Mar 18, 2016, 16:50 PM

    Stamps without a country name present a special identity challenge: Stamp Collecting Basics

    It’s surprising how many of the world’s postal administrations have issued stamps without the country’s name. So many, in fact, that it is taking more than one of these columns to cover all of them.

  • stamp-collecting-basics-1948-north-korea
    Mar 4, 2016, 11:24 AM

    Identifying Asian stamps if you don’t know the language: Stamp Collecting Basics

    Stamps printed without a country name, especially from countries using a different alphabet than ours, present a definite challenge for stamp collectors. Having a stamp identifier book nearby is helpful. Linn’s Stamp Identifier is extraordinarily useful, though even with that handy reference it sometimes can take a while to be able to answer the question, “Where is this stamp from?”

  • by-topic-ghana-stamp-downtown-abbey
    Mar 4, 2016, 08:00 AM

    By Topic - March 2016

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the March 21, 2016, Linn's Stamp News Monthly Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • canada-post-national-hockey-league-goalie-stamps-2015
    Feb 29, 2016, 12:00 PM

    2015 Canada Stamp Program

    The 2015 Canada Stamp Program contains up-to-date information about stamps and postal stationery from Canada Post.

  • united-nations-70-anniversary-headquarters
    Feb 29, 2016, 11:45 AM

    2015 U.N. Stamp Program

    The 2015 U.N. Stamp Program contains information about all of the United Nations Postal Administration products released during 2015, including those honoring World Poetry Day and Endangered Species.

  • stamp-collecting-basics-reference-book-se-tenant-tete-beche
    Feb 21, 2016, 08:00 AM

    A personalized reference manual can be a beneficial problem-solver

    It may not take long for a new stamp collector to become discouraged both with stamp-collecting terminology (often a language all its own) and stamps that are difficult to identify. Let’s face it: It isn’t always easy for longtime collectors, either.

  • by-topics-tristan-alice-in-wonderland
    Jan 29, 2016, 08:30 AM

    By Topic - February 2016

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the February 15, 2016 Linn's Stamp News Monthly Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • stamp-collecting-basics-free-google-telegraphs
    Jan 14, 2016, 21:53 PM

    Still more free stuff for stamp collectors, from online sources

    In Linn’s issue of Jan. 4, a number of free resources for stamp collectors were presented in this column, and that theme will be continued here.