• rc9_0722_big
    Jul 22, 2013, 13:54 PM

    How to travel at home: see world's national parks on stamps

    It is the time of the year when multitudes of Americans get in their cars and head for a national park.

  • rc3_0708_big
    Jul 8, 2013, 13:59 PM

    The challenge of finding 'the right stuff' at the stamp show

    When you are at a stamp show, it is fun to ask other attendees about new items they have added to their collection.

  • Jul 1, 2013, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - July 2013

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

  • rc2_0624_big
    Jun 24, 2013, 14:04 PM

    Tips for building your own philatelic reference library at home

    Stamp collecting is a robustly varied hobby, full of highways, byways and tangents by which a single-country collection, for example, can surprisingly veer in other directions and turn into a multiplicity of associated collections.

  • rc1_0610_big1
    Jun 10, 2013, 14:08 PM

    Hobby has many free opportunities for material and learning

    Stamp collectors, in common with most of society, love the word "free." Happily, free stuff is everywhere in our wonderful hobby.

  • Jun 1, 2013, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - June 2013

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the June 17 Linn's Stamp News Special Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • rc5_0527_big
    May 27, 2013, 14:14 PM

    How a single stamp led to a multination African adventure

    Stamp collectors are pretty good at geography. If asked where the Faeroe Islands are, we know the correct answer.

  • May 1, 2013, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - May 2013

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the May 20 Linn's Stamp News Special Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • rc5_0422_big
    Apr 22, 2013, 12:24 PM

    Sleuthing skills and books resolve stamp identity problems

    Sometimes pages in a collection will have stamps from one country mounted on pages for another. At other times, stamps might be mounted helter-skelter on blank pages. In a recent find, three pages in a collection were labeled "unknown," with dozens of unidentified stamps gracing the pages.

  • rc8_0408_big
    Apr 8, 2013, 12:40 PM

    Collecting Too Late and Late Fee stamps and postal history

    Imagine the frustration in bygone days when someone arrived late at the post office, wanting to mail an important letter that needed to be dispatched that day.

  • Apr 1, 2013, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - April 2013

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

  • rc9_0325_big
    Mar 25, 2013, 13:25 PM

    Collecting the U.S. Constitution on U.S. and worldwide stamps

    In 1938 the United States Constitution celebrated its 150th birthday. This iconic, living document serves us well even 225 years after its ratification in 1788.

  • Mar 11, 2013, 13:37 PM

    What languages do the stamps in your collection speak?

    Here in the United States we are used to the inscriptions on our stamps being in English.

  • Mar 1, 2013, 17:26 PM

    By Topic - March 2013

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

  • rc5_0225_big
    Feb 25, 2013, 12:56 PM

    There is more to stamp collecting than collecting stamps

    If you are reading this you are probably a stamp collector. Perhaps you collect the stamps of a single country, such as the United States or Germany. Maybe you collect stamps from all over the world, but limit this collection to a specific time period.

  • rc7_0211_big
    Feb 11, 2013, 05:16 AM

    You can trace a nation's genealogy through its postage stamps

    Collecting stamps from all over the world seems to be a lost art. Fewer of us tackle the challenge of working on a collection that will never be complete, but those of us who do attempt it experience the joy of delving into global history and geography.

  • Feb 1, 2013, 17:26 PM

    By Topic - February 2013

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

  • rc3_0128_big
    Jan 28, 2013, 05:24 AM

    Souvenir sheets sometimes leave more questions than answers

    George Bernard Shaw wrote, "England and America are two countries separated by a common language." That humorous observation is often true, and it certainly is so in the world of stamp collecting.

  • rc5_0114_big
    Jan 14, 2013, 05:31 AM

    Start the year, learn history with a new stamp collection

    Have you ever noticed that stamp collectors have a better grasp of history than most people? There is a good reason for this. Stamps do a fine job of documenting historical events in an engaging and memorable way.