US Stamps

April 23, 2018 03:30 PM

Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship accepting applications through May 15

The American Philatelic Society is accepting applications for its Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship program through May 15.

World Stamps

April 23, 2018 12:30 AM

Watercolor paintings by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on Greenland stamps

One of the stamps is a semipostal with a surtax for the Greenlandic Children’s Association, which works to improve the living conditions of children.

World Stamps

April 23, 2018 11:00 AM

Irish stamps commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela

New stamps from Ireland honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. An Post issued the two stamps April 5 in a set called International Statesmen.

US Stamps

April 23, 2018 08:00 AM

Variety of stamp club activities suggested: Selling, trading, exhibits talks and more

Bigalke received a number of suggestions in response to my Philatelic Foreword column in the April 9 Linn’s seeking input on activities for stamp club meeting.

US Stamps

April 23, 2018 07:45 AM

You can’t always judge a cover by its appearance

According to post office rules that prohibited any additions to postal cards, this card had to be treated as first class-mail and charged the then-current 2¢ rate.

Postal Updates

April 21, 2018 09:30 AM

Pittsburgh Pipers 1967-68 basketball team remembered on postmark

The first championship of the American Basketball Association (ABA) is being celebrated 50 years later on a pictorial postmark sponsored by the Wilkinsburg Stamp Club.


April 20, 2018 11:00 AM

Australia celebrates queen’s 92nd birthday

On April 17 of this year, Australia Post issued two stamps for her 92nd birthday, a $1 denomination for domestic mail and a $3 stamp for international mail.

US Stamps

April 20, 2018 11:45 AM

Fond memories of Barbara Bush: Inside Linn's

Also included in this issue are articles looking at the stamps from Thailand and Turks and Caicos Islands.

US Stamps

April 20, 2018 09:30 AM

Second cover bearing $5 Alexander Hamilton multiple surfaces at stamp show

It joins four other postage due uses bearing single $5 Hamilton stamps that are known as top-of-the-stack covers.

World Stamps

April 20, 2018 08:45 AM

Signs of summer: bees are buzzing on two different Canadian permanent stamps issued May 1 in booklets

The stamps are stamps being issued May 1 in booklets of 10, with the two design se-tenant (side-by-side).

US Stamps

April 20, 2018 09:15 AM

USPS quietly producing, selling cacheted first-day covers: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we tipped some firearm transfer tax stamps that aren't too easy to come by.

World Stamps

April 19, 2018 05:30 PM

Australia features war memorials on stamps

The last set of stamps in Australia Post’s five-year A Century of War series features war memorials.

US Stamps

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

Kneeling puns, kicking blunders earn top honors in March Caption Contest

A good example of this subject is from Greig Best who has the player saying, “But if I take a knee coach, they won’t see me on the stamp.”

US Stamps

April 18, 2018 06:30 PM

Questions about stamps showing two presidents: Adams and Garfield

The subjects on U.S. stamps were not broadened until 1863 when Andrew Jackson was added. Abraham Lincoln would be added in 1866.


April 18, 2018 10:15 AM

Spink USA auction April 30-May 1 of U.S., worldwide classics

The auction will include United States, Canada, British Commonwealth and worldwide stamps, proofs, postal history and more, with some collections and large lots as well.The auction will include United States, Canada, British Commonwealth and worldwide stamps, proofs, postal history and more.

US Stamps

April 18, 2018 09:00 AM

Look for this firearms transfer tax stamp

In our experience, used examples are not frequently encountered; however, demand for them is also less than for mint.

US Stamps

April 17, 2018 03:40 PM

Board votes to end Ameristamp Expo, adopts new plan

Following up on discussions held in February, the American Philatelic Society board acted on a proposal to end its Ameristamp Expo show series.

World Stamps

April 17, 2018 11:00 AM

Scenes of Lugano featured on stamps honoring Swiss national show

Scenes of this city in the southern canton of Ticino are included on both the U.N. and Swiss issues.

World Stamps

April 16, 2018 06:30 PM

Stamps feature New Zealand cycling, maritime disaster, rocket launch

Recent stamps and souvenir sheets from New Zealand portray travel on earth, by sea and into outer space.


April 16, 2018 03:40 PM

April 21 auction includes Titanic postal history

Among the items on offer is a Titanic postal facing slip recovered from the body of 41-year-old American postal clerk Oscar Scott Woody.