October 20, 2017 02:30 PM

2016 certified mail cover serves as artifact of IBM-sponsored mail transit time study

The United States Postal Service, keenly aware of this, regularly measures how quickly first-class letters reach their destination.

October 20, 2017 12:30 AM

USPS takes a bow at Museum stamp event Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C.

Too many Americans have a “distorted view” of the country’s history, and the USPS hopes to raise awareness of the new museum, and embrace that history.

October 20, 2017 09:00 AM

The Bay Area stamp that's well worth its heavy price tag: Week's Most Read

Also this week, The U.N. released their 2018 stamp program - which is always much anticipated.

October 20, 2017 08:00 AM

Triangular ad mail provides a glimpse into the past; Bruno Hauptmann

There seem to be few survivors of any given piece, as most of this mail was opened (or not) and then deposited in the nearest trash can.

October 18, 2017 12:41 PM

This 1913 stamp marking the discovery of the San Francisco Bay is here for the taking

You should be able to find a strictly graded, mint never-hinged example of the 10¢ orange stamp in very fine grade for a bit less than Scott catalog value.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

October 07, 2017 03:00 PM

Second Vintage Rose counterfeit discovered in on-paper mixture; patterns of raised dots mimic engraved printing on genuine stamp

Stamp collectors, armed with the information provided via Linn’s analysis, won’t be easily fooled by these fraudulent stamps.

October 07, 2017 08:00 AM

Sarge is angry on this stamp, but why? These caption contest winners have the answers

The face value of the stamp came in for treatment by some Linn’s readers. One that hit the nail on the head was Beetle observing, “44 must be his waist size!”

October 06, 2017 09:30 AM

Add $5 black Christopher Columbus to your collection, Alzheimer's semipostal stamp is coming: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we explore the fascinating happenings on eBay with exaggerated stamp claims, along with the upcoming 2018 Scott U.S. pocket catalog.

October 05, 2017 07:00 PM

Collector finds Jenny ‘treasure among the ordinary’

“After opening the fifth package, there was the right-side-up Jenny,” Don Murphy told Linn’s. “Imagine!”

October 05, 2017 04:00 PM

United States, Canada reveal joint issue for history of ice hockey

The nondenominated (49¢) U.S. forever stamps will be issued in two different formats: in a pane of 20, and in a souvenir sheet of two stamps.

October 04, 2017 09:00 PM

It’s a good time to add a $5 black Christopher Columbus stamp to your collection

Shop around and buy the stamp in the best grade and condition you can afford at the best price you find.