US Stamps

October 17, 2017 02:30 PM

U.S. Museum commemorative used on mail two weeks early in Arizona

The likelihood that the new stamp would be sold early grew significantly after the U.S. Postal Service announced an issue date and then postponed it.

World Stamps

October 17, 2017 10:51 AM

United Nations Postal Administration announces its 2018 stamp program

The UNPA 2018 stamp program will begin Jan. 12 with eight $1.15 stamps in the Flag series.


October 16, 2017 11:00 AM

Bennett public auction Oct. 20: U.S. and worldwide

The Oct. 20 Matthew Bennett public auction of U.S. and worldwide material will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston.

US Stamps

October 16, 2017 09:18 AM

Editor’s Foreword to Philatelic Foreword; a nod to Linn’s legacy and hobby’s future

We at Amos Media Co. have a solid commitment to the stamp hobby and are determined to create new avenues to expand the hobby.

US Stamps

October 16, 2017 09:16 AM

‘Beautiful Blooms’ stamp art exhibit opens at National Postal Museum

The collection was started by the U.S. Post Office Department in the 1860s, and is currently on long-term loan to the museum.

US Stamps

October 16, 2017 09:02 AM

Second Alzheimer's stamp for artist Matt Mahurin

The prominent multimedia artist, whose work has appeared on the cover of Time magazine, is credited with the illustration on the upcoming semipostal.


October 13, 2017 07:00 PM

Cherrystone auction Nov. 1-2 offers U.S. and worldwide rarities, postal history

The auction begins Wednesday morning with stamps of the United States 1847 issue and a selection of other U.S. classic stamps and proofs.

World Stamps

October 13, 2017 03:13 PM

ATA offers free spooky topical checklist

The American Topical Association's checklists are usually available to members only, but a special list is being offered to all for free.

World Stamps

October 13, 2017 03:00 PM

Switzerland’s national day, Grandpa’s mixture: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Oct. 30 issue, a collector’s question about a stamp inscribed in French and Arabic is answered in Collectors’ Forum.

World Stamps

October 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Ireland faces criticism for Che Guevara stamp; first printing sells out in less than a week

Criticism of the commemorative was swift, especially from the Cuban-American community.

US Stamps

October 13, 2017 09:45 AM

Upright Jenny in post office stamp buy, another USPS increase: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we saw another increase from the USPS, along with an update on the happenings here at LSN.

US Stamps

October 12, 2017 04:32 PM

Missing die-cut error discovered on 1999 Flag and Chalkboard half pane of nine

The stamps were printed and processed by Avery Dennison of Clinton, S.C., a contracting security printer for the Postal Service at that time.

World Stamps

October 12, 2017 02:30 PM

Souvenir sheets show off landmarks, geographical features, giraffe

Indonesia's new souvenir sheet contains a 10,000-rupiah stamp with a cartoonlike design showing a man holding a giant postcard and other landmarks.

October 12, 2017 10:20 AM

Precision and the use of philatelic terms for errors, two types of freaks

Some collectors and dealers like to use the term to apply to any variation from normal production, no matter how minor.

US Stamps

October 12, 2017 08:50 AM

USPS reveals Hockey souvenir sheet design

The two stamps are positioned so that it appears that a player from the past on one of the two stamps is a reflection in the ice of a modern player.

World Stamps

October 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Topical African butterfly stamp adds a valuable piece to your collection

Its stamp-issuing policy since independence can only be described as out of control, adding some substance to this stamp, and your collection.


October 11, 2017 10:00 AM

Eastern Auctions offers China, Canada and worldwide, Nov. 3-4

Numerous significant multiples are being offered during the China session that opens the sale Friday morning.

Postal Updates

October 09, 2017 10:00 AM

Memo to CSAC: Invite former committee members to an annual update meeting

Former United States Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe made the suggestion during a Facebook exchange with Cary Brick, a former CSAC member.


October 08, 2017 03:00 PM

H.R. Harmer auction Oct. 26-28 offers a world of stamps, postal history, collections

The Falkland Islands pictured is found in the extensive British Commonwealth selection of the H.R. Harmer sale, but the 1964 issue is a notorious error.

US Stamps

October 08, 2017 08:30 AM

What’s new in Linn’s Stamp News? New editor and online survey coming soon

The first semipostal stamp to be issued under the Semipostal Authorization Act will raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The new semipostal stamp will be issued in November.