June 23, 2017 03:00 PMElusive Great Britain Official perfins, ‘The Spirit of the Nation’ cinderella, faraway islands and their stamps: Inside Linn’s Stamp News Also in the July 10 issue, Stamps Down Under columnist introduces the vibrant stamps of Cocos Islands, and Wayne Youngblood reveals the fascinating history behind a Prohibition-era cinderella.
June 23, 2017 01:00 PMUSPS discretionary semipostal plan inches ahead as bill threatens rule reversal So where does this leave the U.S. semipostal program? Six years have passed since the last new U.S. semipostal stamp was issued, and the Postal Service now appears to be taking a cautious approach to inaugurating the new discretionary semipostal program.
June 22, 2017 01:00 PMSame sheet, different issue: Try your luck at captioning this 24¢ Bicentennial stamp The challenge for this month’s cartoon caption contest is to put yourself in their rags, and to tell John Hotchner what you might be saying or thinking about the task at hand, the war effort, or the plight of the military grunt.
June 21, 2017 07:00 PMLander Brothers Anchorage stamp a gem among Nigerian stamps The stamp features a circular hologram, is on thick white paper, and has the denomination in black. The ink of the orange “Nigeria” inscription does not fluoresce, and there is a “NIPOST 2010” copyright inscription in the left margin.
June 20, 2017 05:30 PMNew stamps from Royal Mail display historic windmills and waterwheels Royal Mail’s other products for the Windmills and Watermills set include first-day covers, six postcards reproducing the designs of the stamps, and a presentation pack with mint examples of the stamps and text by Martin Watts, an expert on mills.
June 20, 2017 09:00 AMAPS donates half a million stamps; Regency-Superior demise causes heartache If cutting and pasting stamps to create collages exposes children to stamps and teaches them a profound history lesson, a few thousand stamps might be a small price to pay for introducing children to stamps.
June 17, 2017 02:00 PMIstanbul model for international reply coupon features dove, pair of hands, Arctic backdrop The design of the new coupon by graphic artist Nguyen Du of Vietnam shows “a pair of hands and a dove against an Arctic backdrop to represent sustainable development in the postal sector,” according to the UPU, an organization that serves as the primary forum for cooperation between postal administrations worldwide.
June 17, 2017 08:00 AMMemorable works of artist Andrew Wyeth grace set of 12 United States stamps The 12 nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps, which will be issued July 12, each show a different detail from one of Wyeth’s paintings. The issue date is 100 years to the day after Wyeth was born July 12, 1917, in Chadds Ford, Pa.