October 19, 2018 01:15 PM

A cover with 55 Marshall stamps: Inside Linn’s

Covers franked with numerous high-denomination stamps can be quite alluring for some collectors. Charles Snee shares the story of one such cover.

October 19, 2018 10:00 AM

Sparkling Holidays Santa on next kiosk postage label

A painting of Santa Claus by Haddon Sundblom serves as the illustration for the postage labels dispensed by self-service kiosks in post offices.

October 18, 2018 05:00 PM

Two versions of Beautification of America stamps: Week’s Most Read

The backstory on stamps that were part of first lady Claudia A. “Lady Bird” Johnson’s national campaign garnered top clicks this week.

October 18, 2018 04:45 PM

Springfield Stamp Club mystery half solved

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner solves a mystery with help from readers.

October 17, 2018 09:45 AM

Chicagopex to host two conventions

The show will include 75 dealers, plus the USPS and UNPA; an exhibition of nearly 300 frames of philatelic material; and a philatelic literature competition.

October 15, 2018 01:00 PM

Mississippi Statehood stamp wins music design award

The USPS stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood took the top prize in a poll for the most popular music stamp of 2017.

October 15, 2018 12:30 AM

USPS self-service kiosks dispensing new Flag design

The image shows only a detail of a fluttering 50-star flag, with 13 stars showing entirely or partially, along with segments of eight red or white stripes.

October 12, 2018 08:10 AM

US $2 Jenny Invert reflections: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, solid results at first Gross stamp treasures sale, Czech stamps that tell the story of religious reformer, and more.

October 11, 2018 05:10 PM

Two versions of Beautification of America stamps

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner looks at two issuances of Beautification of America stamps.

October 11, 2018 03:10 PM

Not much of a keepsake for Hot Wheels stamp issue

The pane of stamps in the Hot Wheels keepsake is folded, ruining it from a collector’s standpoint.

October 09, 2018 08:55 AM

Bighorn sheep stamp contest winners

The 2017 WPA Posters stamp used as for the September cartoon caption contest stamp drew a dozen or so highly partisan entries.

October 08, 2018 09:15 AM

Looking up detailed postal rules

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner discusses the importance of the United States Postal Bulletin.

October 08, 2018 09:00 AM

Quest for completion: first-day events in 50 states

Editor-in-chief Jay Bigalke completes his goal of attending a first-day ceremony in all 50 states.

October 04, 2018 01:15 PM

Flawless Benjamin Franklin with E grill extremely hard to find

This week, our tipsters discuss the 1867-70 U.S. 1¢ blue Benjamin Franklin stamp with E grill (Scott 86).

October 03, 2018 11:15 AM

Ann Arbor, Mich., stamp show Nov. 3-4

The show features 28 stamp, cover and supply dealers from nine states, selling United States and foreign stamps and postal history.

October 03, 2018 09:45 AM

Reflecting on upright $2 Jenny Invert five years later

Stamp production video reveals new tidbit in the production of the intentionally created version with the plane flying the correct way.

October 02, 2018 09:45 AM

Scott numbers assigned to Art of Magic, Dragons stamps

These new Scott catalog numbers were assigned to U.S. stamps issued during the past month.

September 28, 2018 11:00 AM

USPS, Israel Post prepare joint issue for 2018 Hanukkah stamp

For the second year in a row, the United States Postal Service is engaging in an end-of-the-year joint issue with another postal authority.

September 28, 2018 10:45 AM

Mail of Swan Island: Inside Linn’s

Ken Lawrence’s in-depth 16-page Spotlight on Philately feature in this month’s issue covers Swan Island, a former United States Caribbean possession.

September 28, 2018 10:30 AM

Winter birds take off at FDOI ceremony in Vermont

The Birds in Winter forever stamp dedication on Sept. 22 included a demonstration with birds and an owl.