• Jan 1, 2013, 17:26 PM

    By Topic - January 2013

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

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    Dec 31, 2012, 16:44 PM

    2012 U.S. Stamp Program

    The 2012 U.S. Stamp Program contains information about all of the U.S. Postal Service products released during 2012, including those honoring Aloha Shirts and Glacier National Park.

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    Dec 31, 2012, 06:44 AM

    2012 U.N. Stamp Program

    The 2012 U.N. Stamp Program contains information about all of the U.N. Postal Service products released during 2012, including those honoring Autism Awareness and Endangered Species.

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    Dec 31, 2012, 06:21 AM

    2012 Canada Stamp Program

    The 2012 Canada Stamp Program contains information about all of the Canada Post products released during 2012, including those honoring the Daylilies and The Titanic.

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    Dec 26, 2012, 11:35 AM

    Chase away winter blues by attending a postage stamp show

    Winter is a great time to be a stamp collector. There are no outdoor distractions such as grass mowing and hedge trimming to keep us from our preferred hobby.

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    Dec 24, 2012, 05:43 AM

    Santa Claus by any other name is still a great stamp subject

    The famous man is known in the United States as "Santa Claus," but he goes by many names, depending on where you are in the world. His image has appeared on thousands of stamps from many different countries.

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    Dec 10, 2012, 05:49 AM

    Mailed letter programs brought the world into the classroom

    Collecting old covers – mailed envelopes, postcards and wrappers – is an exciting branch of stamp collecting.

  • Dec 1, 2012, 17:26 PM

    By Topic - December 2012

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

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    Nov 26, 2012, 05:58 AM

    The story of Thanksgiving comes to life on postage stamps

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday. You gather the family, eat too much, watch football and fall asleep. But there is more to Thanksgiving than that, and maybe some of what it was designed to do for all of us has been lost in the food and football.

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    Nov 12, 2012, 06:06 AM

    Appreciate the beautiful detail of recess-printed postage stamps

    When asked to name a favorite stamp, many stamp collectors will select one that was recess printed. Recess printing goes by a lot of names: engraved, intaglio, line engraving, dry point, etched or gravure. These terms all refer to the initial process used to create the printing plates.

  • Nov 1, 2012, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - November 2012

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the November 19 Linn's Stamp News Special Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

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    Oct 22, 2012, 07:18 AM

    Beware of scary stamps that could be lurking in your collection

    As Halloween approaches, we become more aware of spooky things.

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    Oct 8, 2012, 07:30 AM

    Russia's vast stamp output illustrates its turbulent history

    Sometimes it is fun to grab an album or stock book and just thumb through it, admiring the stamps as you go along. Some of the stamps will trigger a memory; others might make you wonder why the stamp was issued or what it depicts.

  • Oct 1, 2012, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - October 2012

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

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    Sep 24, 2012, 07:42 AM

    New Stamps Teach program: stamp lessons that last a lifetime

    When stamp collectors gather and begin discussing their earliest days as stamp-collecting youngsters, the conversation will inevitably turn to how much each person learned through the hobby.

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    Sep 10, 2012, 07:51 AM

    Stamp album quandary: hinges, mounts or something else

    Starting a stamp collection involves some decisions. What should I collect? Shall it be a country, a topic, postal history β€” or everything? Then, you need to decide how to save the collection and enjoy it.

  • Sep 1, 2012, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - September 2012

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

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    Aug 27, 2012, 08:02 AM

    Missionary mail, recent stamps document life in exotic places

    People who traveled the world and lived in exotic places generated some of the most interesting covers that today reside in our collections. Sailors, military, adventurers and, yes, missionaries have made tremendous contributions to our stamp and cover collections.

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    Aug 13, 2012, 08:15 AM

    How developing business technology impacted mail and stamps

    Today's business is based in bits, bytes, web sites and e-mails. I certainly receive far more e-mails on a daily basis than I ever received letters delivered to my home by a smiling, sometimes freezing and sometimes sweltering mail carrier.

  • Aug 1, 2012, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - August 2012

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