World Stamps

June 23, 2017 07:00 PM

Healey makes his debut this week as Linn’s Great Britain Philately columnist

Healey is well known to readers as Linn’s New York correspondent and for his coverage of the stamp auction scene, in particular his Auction Roundup columns in Linn’s monthly magazine.

US Stamps

June 23, 2017 04:08 PM

Surplus of $2 Jenny Inverts available, APS donates 500,000 stamps: Week's Most Read

Also this week, ten Disney villains will appear on 10 new forever stamps on July 15.

World Stamps

June 23, 2017 03:00 PM

Elusive 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.

US Stamps

June 23, 2017 01:00 PM

USPS 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.

US Stamps

June 23, 2017 10:10 AM

Another upright Jenny find; USPS says 32 reported

A stamp collector reports buying a pane of six of the upright variety of the $2 Jenny Invert stamp in a post office in Marcy, N.Y.

US Stamps

June 22, 2017 01:50 PM

Federal duck stamp art contest scheduled for Sept. 15-16 in Wisconsin

Artists this year can choose to paint one of the following five species: mallard, gadwall, cinnamon teal, blue-winged teal, or harlequin duck.

US Stamps

June 22, 2017 01:50 PM

Philatelic writers hall of fame adds Houseman, Kaufmann, Markovits, Woodward

The American Philatelic Society's specialty group for philatelic writers has named four prominent writers to its hall of fame for 2017.

US Stamps

June 22, 2017 01:00 PM

Same 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.

World Stamps

June 21, 2017 07:00 PM

Lander 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.

US Stamps

June 21, 2017 11:50 AM

Ten of Disney’s finest villains on new U.S. set

A new set of 10 Disney forever stamps featuring villains from animated films will be issued in a pane of 20 July 15 in Anaheim, Calif.

World Stamps

June 20, 2017 05:30 PM

New 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.

Auctions

June 20, 2017 09:00 AM

APS 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.

US Stamps

June 19, 2017 08:15 PM

Ticket required for Sharks stamp ceremony

A ticket is required to attend the July 26 first-day ceremony for the Sharks stamps. The Postal Service is offering a limited number of free tickets.

US Stamps

June 19, 2017 07:00 PM

‘Sweet 16’ group of authors educate, entertain in new volume about American postal history

A new book, Aspects of American Postal History, gathers together a select group of authors, dubbed the “Sweet 16” by La Posta editor Peter Martin.

US Stamps

June 19, 2017 09:00 AM

The United States Postal Service’s presence is evident on this U.N. souvenir card

The United Nations apparently asked the U.S. Postal Service to use the design on these cards as a means of fund-raising for UNICEF.

World Stamps

June 18, 2017 07:00 PM

American flag symbolizes different subjects on new foreign stamps

The American flag is not only a popular subject on United States stamps; it appears on numerous new issues from around the world as well.

US Stamps

June 18, 2017 09:00 AM

Check out these clever look-alike U.S. stamps of an earlier era

These days instead of imitations, we see actual counterfeits, which lack the creativity of the older imitations, but are equally likely to make it though the mail.

World Stamps

June 17, 2017 02:00 PM

Istanbul 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.

US Stamps

June 17, 2017 08:00 AM

Memorable 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.

US Stamps

June 16, 2017 09:30 PM

Looking for $2 Jenny Invert panes? A post office in Los Angeles has several hundred

Brenda Coronado, retail manager at the main Los Angeles post office, said via a post on Linns.com that she had more than 300 sealed panes in stock.