• Jan 1, 2015, 17:26 PM

    By Topic - January 2015

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

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    Dec 31, 2014, 16:45 PM

    2014 U.S. Stamp Program

    The 2014 U.S. Stamp Program contains information about all of the U.S. Postal Service products released during 2014, including those honoring the Year of the Horse and Shirley Chisholm.

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    Dec 31, 2014, 06:44 AM

    2014 U.N. Stamp Program

    The 2014 U.N. Stamp Program contains information about all of the United Nations Postal Administration products released during 2014, including those honoring Greetings from New York and International Jazz Day

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    Dec 31, 2014, 06:21 AM

    2014 Canada Stamp Program

    The 2014 Canada Stamp Program contains up-to-date information about stamps and postal stationery from Canada Post.

  • Dec 29, 2014, 12:18 PM

    There are endless varieties of United States revenue stamps

    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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    Dec 23, 2014, 08:53 AM

    Start assembling a worldwide Christmas songbook on stamps

    Great Britain has issued several Christmas-carol stamps, beginning with its first in 1973: a set of six (Scott 709-14) that tell the story of "Good King Wenceslas" in pictures that the 1853 carol provides in verse.

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    Dec 22, 2014, 11:02 AM

    Ten 'best practices' for caring for your stamp collection

    It doesn't take much to damage a postage stamp. After all, they are nothing more than little slips of paper that can be easily torn, creased, stained or lost.

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    Dec 8, 2014, 12:48 PM

    Joint issues: when different countries celebrate together

    Joint stamp issues are created when two or more postal administrations enter into an agreement to issue stamps commemorating the same chosen subject.

  • Dec 1, 2014, 17:26 PM

    By Topic - December 2014

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

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    Nov 24, 2014, 11:09 AM

    Check watermarks to make sure you've got the right stamp

    Postage stamps are accountable paper. This means that stamps have monetary value, much like currency, until postmarks invalidate them for future use.

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    Nov 23, 2014, 06:43 AM

    Tasmania and its stamps entice in person and in your album

    Stamps take us on a global journey without leaving the comfort of a favorite sofa or chair.

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    Nov 10, 2014, 11:19 AM

    Keep your U.S. collection growing with stamped envelopes

    United States stamped envelopes offer the collector just about everything that postage stamps do — and in some ways, even more.

  • Nov 1, 2014, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - November 2014

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

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    Oct 27, 2014, 12:26 PM

    Stamps tell the story of 'a man, a plan, a canal: Panama'

    Panama was a sovereign state under Colombian dominion in 1878 when its first stamps were issued.

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    Oct 14, 2014, 08:31 AM

    Indulge in time travel with illustrated advertising covers

    Stamp collecting is somewhat akin to time travel. Select any stamp or cover from your collection and close observation of it can transport you back into the time period it represents.

  • Oct 1, 2014, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - October 2014

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

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    Sep 29, 2014, 13:52 PM

    Postage values for nondenominated U.S. postage stamps

    For more than 30 years, the United States Postal Service issued various nondenominated stamps. Some were created in advance of rate changes, when the next letter rate still hadn’t been determined.

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    Sep 22, 2014, 06:28 AM

    The road from French protectorates to independent nations

    The currency of Indochina changed from French centimes and francs to cents and piasters in 1918. Stamps were initially surcharged and later reprinted to reflect the monetary change.

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    Sep 8, 2014, 07:02 AM

    Semipostal stamps pay for postage and a little something extra

    In 1897, the United Kingdom was celebrating the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria, who became queen 60 years earlier.

  • Sep 1, 2014, 18:26 PM

    By Topic - September 2014

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