• queen-maria-ii-1853
    Mar 18, 2016, 12:50 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, 06:24 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, 03:00 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, 07:00 AM

    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, 06:45 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, 03:00 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, 03:30 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, 16:53 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.

  • scott-cover-shot-cost-sheets
    Dec 31, 2015, 06:46 AM

    Scott Worldwide Stamp Cost

    The Scott Worldwide Stamp Cost chart tracks the face value and catalog value for stamps of the world from 2002 to 2014. Click on a year to see the data for that year.

  • belgium-balloon-stamp-january-2016-by-topic
    Dec 30, 2015, 04:39 AM

    By Topic - January 2016

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

  • valentines-plain-card-flower
    Dec 29, 2015, 16:15 PM

    Love travels by mail for Valentine’s Day

    The origins of valentines allegedly lie in the late Middle Ages, in the form of handwritten romantic poems exchanged by lovers.

  • blog-linns-world-stamp-show-ny-2016
    Dec 15, 2015, 06:00 AM

    2015 U.S. Stamp Program

    The 2015 U.S. Stamp Program contains information about all of the U.S. Postal Service products released during 2015, including those honoring the Battle of New Orleans and Robert Robinson Taylor.

  • austria-leather-crystals-lederhosen-stamp-2015
    Dec 5, 2015, 13:54 PM

    By Topic - December 2015

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the Nov. 16, 2015 Linn's Stamp News Monthly Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • united-states-paul-newman-stamp-november-2015-by-topic
    Nov 2, 2015, 12:17 PM

    By Topic - November 2015

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the Nov. 16, 2015 Linn's Stamp News Monthly Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • united-states-spectrum-eagle-coil-stamps-2015
    Oct 2, 2015, 11:05 AM

    By Topic - October 2015

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the Oct. 19, 2015 Linn's Stamp News Monthly Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • Sep 8, 2015, 06:43 AM

    By Topic - September 2015

    The new stamp-issue listings from the Scott New Issues Update in the Sept. 21, 2015 Linn's Stamp News Monthly Edition fall into the following popular topical collecting areas.

  • united-states-inverted-jenny-airmail-error-stamp-1918
    Aug 19, 2015, 08:19 AM

    I like this unusual stamp, but is it an error, freak, oddity, variety or what?

    Let’s face it. We are human beings, and as such, sometimes we make mistakes, and that’s not usually good. But, one odd thing about stamp collecting is that collectors clamor for mistakes. Who wouldn’t want a globally famous Inverted Jenny airmail stamp?

  • Jul 31, 2015, 12:30 PM

    By Topic - August 2015

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

  • Jul 13, 2015, 10:59 AM

    Instructions for Requesting Postmarks-disable

    Stamp collectors interested in obtaining postmarks for their collection from the U.S. Postal Service can do so by following these easy instructions.

  • Jul 2, 2015, 20:00 PM

    By Topic - July 2015

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