US Stamps

September 21, 2018 06:30 AM

Johns Hopkins stamp varieties: Inside Linn’s

Also in this issue, a look at British circular delivery stamps and New Zealand's peaks as featured on stamps.

World Stamps

September 20, 2018 03:45 PM

New Zealand conducts trial to stop cancellation process

New Zealand Post is trying out new processes to reduce costs, including stopping the cancelling of stamps by processing machines.

US Stamps

September 20, 2018 03:00 PM

The Pentagon and philately

Did you know the Pentagon has six ZIP codes? Columnist John M. Hotchner shares fun facts and more in his latest piece.

US Stamps

September 20, 2018 02:45 PM

Minnesota artist Scot Storm wins 2018 duck stamp contest

A detailed acrylic painting of a male wood duck with a wood duck decoy will illustrate the 2019 United States federal duck stamp.

US Stamps

September 20, 2018 01:45 PM

Oprah helps Montecito, Calif., honor its first responders

The Sept. 14 gathering recognized those who rushed to aid during the Thomas Fire at the end of 2017 and the Jan. 9 debris flow that followed.


September 20, 2018 01:30 PM

Gross U.S. collection auction preview: Week’s Most Read

Matthew Healey's in-depth report on the upcoming Oct. 3 auction garnered top clicks this week.

Postal Updates

September 20, 2018 01:00 PM

‘Thinking of You’ postmark promotes greeting card use

Linn's editor-in-chief Jay Bigalke thinks the postmark has a great concept with a not-so-great execution.

US Stamps

September 19, 2018 01:45 PM

First Responders design dedicated at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

Two days after the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the United States Postal Service dedicated a new stamp design for First Responders in Missoula, Mont.

Postal Updates

September 19, 2018 10:00 AM

Trump criticizes Universal Postal Union in memorandum

President Trump blasts the UPU for establishing international rates that favor foreign mailers over domestic mail users.

US Stamps

September 18, 2018 10:15 AM

Tip of the Week: 33¢ Apples stamps

The strips or blocks of four of the United States 2013 33¢ Apples stamps and strips of four of the coil stamps are in demand and well worth $3.30 to $4.

US Stamps

September 18, 2018 09:45 AM

Compiling a list of design errors on stamps and more

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner is working on a comprehensive list of U.S. stamp design errors.

World Stamps

September 18, 2018 08:45 AM

Canada Post gives a tip of the hat to first responders

The new Emergency Responders designs were unveiled the week of Sept. 10, one per day, at different locations throughout the country.

Postal Updates

September 17, 2018 02:30 PM

Florida postmark celebrates first responders

The Hollywood (Florida) Stamp Club has sponsored a Sept. 14 pictorial postmark to honor first responders.

US Stamps

September 17, 2018 02:15 PM

No. 49’s appearance restores optimism for American Philatelic Research Library

The library is hopeful the missing 1918 Jenny Invert error stamp (position 66) will return after position 49 recently turned up.

US Stamps

September 17, 2018 02:00 PM

John Lennon stamp album exhibited at museum again

The “John Lennon: The Green Album,” exhibit will be on display until Feb. 3, 2019.


September 14, 2018 11:50 AM

Washington-Franklin gems in Bennett's Sept. 23-25 auction

The public auction in Boston includes numerous top-graded stamps from the popular United States Washington-Franklin definitive series.

US Stamps

September 14, 2018 11:50 AM

Finding old philatelic books, articles online: Inside Linn’s

Also in this issue, Canada gives thanks to its first responders, and find out if a $10 stamp buy returns eleven times in value, as advertised.

World Stamps

September 14, 2018 11:04 AM

Final Emergency Responders design for Canada’s police officers unveiled

Canada Post offers gratitude for all civilian and sworn members of the country's police forces.


September 14, 2018 08:15 AM

Will the Gross U.S. collection auction upend philately?

On Oct. 3, Siegel Auction Galleries will offer part 1 of “United States Treasures: the William H. Gross Collection” — a teaser sale of 106 selected lots.


September 14, 2018 02:20 AM

Kelleher offers U.S., worldwide material in Sept. 27-29 auction

The three catalogs for Kelleher’s September auction series feature U.S. and worldwide stamps, and a wide range of collections and accumulations.