February 23, 2018 04:30 PM

Bioluminescent life stamps' first-day ceremony

Ten dazzling forever stamps unveiled at Feb. 22 dedication in Florida.

February 23, 2018 02:00 PM

Unintentional event cover found: Inside Linn's

Also in this issue are a stamp mixture purchase review and an article explaining what British counterfeits mean for collectors.

February 23, 2018 01:00 PM

Ameristamp Expo show in Birmingham opens

Ameristamp Expo 2018, the annual winter stamp show and American Philatelic Society convention, is underway in Birmingham, Ala.

February 23, 2018 11:54 AM

Celebrating Fred Rogers March 23 with a forever stamp and 50 years of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ show

The stamp celebrates both Rogers and the groundbreaking television series he created and hosted for 33 years.

February 23, 2018 10:00 AM

Spellman Museum readies for sixth annual postal history symposium

The symposium will take place May 3 on the campus of Regis College (College Hall 202) in Weston, Mass., starting at 9:30 a.m.

February 23, 2018 09:24 AM

Imperforate 2013 Jenny pane pops up at the APS: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, consignment and antique shops continue to be philatelic goldmines — if you're patient.

February 22, 2018 06:00 PM

Mr. ZIP graces stamp-related memorabilia

Mr. ZIP made his first appearance in 1963 to promote the use of five-digit Zone Improvement Program (ZIP) codes to speed mail service throughout the United States.

February 22, 2018 05:30 PM

St. Louis Stamp Expo to take place over St. Patrick’s Day weekend

The convening societies are the Polonus Philatelic Society and Scouts on Stamps Society International.

February 21, 2018 09:00 AM

New location for Chicago’s Compex show

The stamp show of the Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland Inc., will take place June 1-3 at a new location.

February 21, 2018 08:25 AM

Hidden gems from antique and consignment shops

Hunting for philatelic treasure in consignment shops and antique stores proves fruitful for readers.

February 16, 2018 10:15 AM

Amazon jabs, Twitter jokes earn January Caption Contest recognition

Several other entries have Santa reflecting on the first-class postage rate increases in January.

February 16, 2018 09:00 AM

Reprints made of fake stamps created for use in movies in the 1940s

Labels that resembled stamps were created in the early 1940s for use movie props. Reprints later were made of these fake stamps

February 16, 2018 09:55 AM

This first lady didn’t take advantage of her franking privilege: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, after five years of service, the Canada Post's CEO stepped down.

February 16, 2018 07:30 AM

Imperforate 2013 Jenny pane and more on Priority Mail flat-rate box sent to APS

A USPS large flat-rate Priority Mail box mailed to the American Philatelic Society in November 2016 included an imperf $2 Jenny Invert pane of six, plus more postage.

February 15, 2018 07:15 PM

Illinois stamp celebration March 5 to mark 200 years of statehood

The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago have been recognized on numerous U.S. stamps in the past.

February 14, 2018 11:00 AM

A proposal for multidenomination coils; could such a format help nonprofit mailers?

The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers published a brief stamp-related report in early 2017 about the use of low-denomination stamps on mailings.

February 14, 2018 11:45 AM

Silver Bells Wreath global forever stamps are a good buy in panes of 10

Imperforate press sheets of this stamp also were produced and sold by the U.S. Postal Service, but this tip is for the regularly issued stamps with die cuts.

February 11, 2018 09:30 AM

Why was a “water damaged” handstamp added to this cover?

Who handstamped the cover: A collector? A retail establishment? You decide.

February 09, 2018 02:55 PM

First-day cancel request deadline extended: Inside Linn's

Also in this issue are articles explaining how a forger ruined a major Saudi Arabia cover and a feature on a Lithuanian label.

February 09, 2018 01:00 PM

First lady franking privilege not used

Why didn’t she use this franking privilege? The reason becomes clear when the cover's letter is read.