• usps-stamps-from-me-to-you-linns-stamp-news-buzz
    Aug 31, 2015, 16:35 PM

    How to provide some personal flair to your mail

    Perry Nelson and Molly Wigand, two authority figures in the world of greeting cards, were tapped by the United States Postal Service to teach USPSStamps.com visitors how to best sentimentilize their stamps and post cards.

  • confederate-stamp-alliance-logo1
    Aug 31, 2015, 11:15 AM

    Possibility of renaming Confederate Stamp Alliance meets resistance

    A slate of four Confederate stamp collectors hopes to upset plans to rename the Confederate Stamp Alliance when the 78-year-old group holds its midyear meeting in Asheville, N.C., Oct. 9-10. The four are troubled by plans being considered by the CSA’s current officers to possibly rename the organization and make other changes that could including removing the Confederate battle flag from the group’s stationery.

  • united-states-paul-newman-stamp-actor-philanthropist-2015
    Aug 31, 2015, 08:15 AM

    New Paul Newman stamp honors the actor’s philanthropic endeavors

    Paul Newman seems like a natural choice for the United States Postal Service’s Legends of Hollywood commemorative series, but the new forever stamp honoring the late film star is not a Legends of Hollywood issue.

  • donna-houseman
    Aug 28, 2015, 14:15 PM

    Baby Boomers and Millennials: Can the hobby attract both generations?

    Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Great minds share ideas …,” and Linn’s is fortunate to have thoughtful leaders of the stamp hobby on its Editorial Advisory Board. Board members participated in a lively discussion of “The State of the Stamp Hobby” Aug. 21 at the American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Grand Rapids, Mich.

  • united-states-spectrum-eagle-coil-stamps-2015
    Aug 28, 2015, 13:30 PM

    Postal Service to issue new variety of Spectrum Eagle coil stamps Sept. 2

    The United States Postal Service will issue a new variety of the six nondenominated (25¢) Spectrum Eagle presorted first-class coil stamps. The new stamps have a Sept. 2 issue date.

  • united-states-arthur-fiedler-stamp-conductors-composers-1997
    Aug 28, 2015, 12:57 PM

    Album cover predicts stamp for conductor Arthur Fiedler

    Sometimes one has to wonder about people who can predict the future. Is it just happenstance that we see occasional examples — even in philately?

  • united-states-charlie-brown-christmas-2015
    Aug 28, 2015, 10:07 AM

    Upcoming 2015 U.S. stamps revealed, collectors sound off about upright Jenny Invert: Week's Most Read

    Also this week, Linn's Stamp News features illegal and late uses of U.S. stamps, and reports that CCL Label is no longer printing U.S. postage.

  • albert-lea-tribune-screenshot-judge-stamp-collection
    Aug 27, 2015, 16:52 PM

    Retired judge gives 11,000 stamps to Minnesota museum

    Former judge and current Albert Lea, Minn., resident Bill Sturtz has been a philatelist for decades and has accrued a wide-ranging world stamp collection during that time, according to the Albert Lea Tribune.

  • early-lloyd-nba-first-black-player-us-postage-stamp
    Aug 27, 2015, 13:53 PM

    NBA's first African-American player should get a U.S. stamp, petition says

    The Earl F. Lloyd Foundation started a Change.org petition on Aug. 25 to bring attention to the cause, which was launched about six months after Lloyd died on Feb. 26, 2015.

  • united-states-postal-card-remailed-postcard-rate-1937
    Aug 27, 2015, 12:58 PM

    Postal cards and postcards remailed as receipts make for good hunting

    The period from April 15, 1925, to July 1, 1928, is an interesting one for postal cards and postcards because the domestic rate for postal cards was 1¢ during this period, while the postcard rate was 2¢.

  • Aug 27, 2015, 09:55 AM

    Expertizer Bill Weiss retires

    Philatelic expertizer Bill Weiss has retired, according to an announcement on his website. Weiss is an author of several books on United States postal history.

  • alan-blackman-sf-chroncile-website-screenshot
    Aug 26, 2015, 16:45 PM

    San Francisco calligrapher's self-addressed covers are something to see

    For the better part of four decades, once a month, San Francisco calligrapher Alan A. Blackman sent himself an elegantly put-together, self-adressed envelope. Now, about 200 of them are featured in an exhibit.

  • united-states-george-washington-revenue-invert-error
    Aug 26, 2015, 14:16 PM

    George Washington revenue with inverted center is affordable

    In the revenue category, there are a number of inverted-center error stamps among the second- and third-issue documentary stamps. The 1874 2¢ orange-and-black on green paper George Washington inverted-center error stamp (Scott R151a) is one of the most affordable.

  • aps-general-membership-meeting-stampshow-2015
    Aug 26, 2015, 13:01 PM

    APS general membership meeting introduces new staff, plans for future

    Three themes dominated discussions at the American Philatelic Society’s general membership meeting Aug. 22: construction that is underway to finish the American Philatelic Research Library at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pa.; efforts to stem membership losses and build the society’s member rolls; and plans to review the long-standing operating agreement between the APS and the APRL.

  • united-states-cover-owl-mail-handstamp
    Aug 26, 2015, 12:58 PM

    What is the meaning of the 'Owl Mail' handstamp on this cover?

    We can likely take as a given that the cover shown nearby was not sent from Los Angeles to Alameda, Calif., attached to a homing owl. But why is the cover prominently handstamped “OWL MAIL?”

  • united-states-standard-time-commemoration-cover-1934
    Aug 26, 2015, 12:05 PM

    1934 cover honors golden jubilee of standard time

    Just about anything in human history can be found commemorated on covers, and today’s evidence is the golden jubilee of standard time in the United States, on March 13, 1934.

  • mother-teresa-commemorative-stamp-2010
    Aug 26, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 26: Mother Teresa

    A Roman Catholic nun who devoted her life to aid the suffering destitute, Mother Teresa was honored on a United States 44¢ stamp in 2010.

  • leonard-bernstein-commemorative-stamp
    Aug 25, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 25: Leonard Bernstein

    Leonard Bernstein (1918-90) became America's most famous conductor by using television in his outreach efforts to share his love of classical music with others.

  • elvis-presley-cd-charts
    Aug 24, 2015, 17:45 PM

    Elvis CD from USPS climbing the charts

    The Billboard music charts are seeing the return of Elvis Presley on a CD offered by the United States Postal Service, according to a recent Los Angeles Times news story.

  • aps-champion-of-champions-mark-schwartz
    Aug 23, 2015, 08:30 AM

    Schwartz wins Champion of Champions award

    Mark S. Schwartz’s exhibit of Boston postal history won the APS Champion of Champion awards at APS Stampshow 2015.

  • oliver-hazard-perry-stamp
    Aug 23, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 23: Oliver Hazard Perry

    After the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry sent the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

  • aps-membership-meeting
    Aug 22, 2015, 13:04 PM

    APS board reports to members in Grand Rapids

    At the society's general membership meeting on Aug. 22, APS President Stephen Reinhard announced he will not seek election for a second term.

  • dorothy-parker-literary-arts-stamp
    Aug 22, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 22: Dorothy Parker

  • united-states-ingrid-bergman-stamp-2015
    Aug 21, 2015, 16:23 PM

    Ingrid Bergman forever stamp is now available from the U.S. Postal Service

    The Ingrid Bergman nondenominated (49¢) forever stamp from the Legends of Hollywood commemorative series was made available in panes of 20 on Aug. 20. The stamp is a joint issue with Sweden, the late movie star's birthplace. Collectors in the United States can purchase the Swedish stamps from the U.S. Postal Service in a strip of four for $7.95 as USPS item 801216.

  • united-states-charlie-brown-christmas-2015
    Aug 21, 2015, 12:01 PM

    Charlie Brown stamp has blockbuster potential, upright Jenny Invert feedback sought: Week's Most Read

    Also this week, the challenges of collecting cinderella stamps are explained, and an omnibus stamp issue celebrates Queen Elizabeth II becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

  • confederate-stamp-alliance-logo
    Aug 21, 2015, 10:06 AM

    Confederate Stamp Alliance to take up its future, purpose at October meeting

    The Confederate Stamp Alliance is being roiled by an internal debate over the 78-year-old organization’s future. Following the June 17 murders of nine people in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., Richard F. Murphy, the organization’s president, questioned whether the group should continue to use the Confederate battle flag on its stationery.

  • wilt-chamberlain-basketball-stamp
    Aug 21, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 21: Wilt Chamberlain

    College and NBA basketball star Wilt Chamberlain (1936-99) was honored on two different stamps issued in December 2014.

  • united-states-stamp-act-repeal-stamp-1766-2016
    Aug 20, 2015, 18:25 PM

    Upcoming U.S. stamps for 2015, 2016 revealed

    New United States stamps planned for next year include a set of 20 showing photographs of different pets, a Music Icons stamp for singer Sarah Vaughan, and a Black Heritage stamp honoring civic leader Richard Allen.

  • world-stamp-show-ceremony
    Aug 20, 2015, 16:45 PM

    First-day ceremony in Grand Rapids

    The largest stamp show in the United States this year hosted a first-day ceremony welcoming two new forever stamps promoting what will be the largest stamp show in 2016.

  • aps-stampshow-periscope-video
    Aug 20, 2015, 10:17 AM

    There was a very cool live Periscope broadcast from the APS Stampshow

    Stamp Show Here Today (@StampShowHT) broadcasted via the Periscope app live a stroll around the 2015 APS Stampshow, which opened Thursday morning in Grand Rapids, Mich.

  • president-benjamin-harrison-stamp
    Aug 20, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 20: Benjamin Harrison

    American president Benjamin Harrison, born Aug. 20, 1833, was descended from a signer of the Declaration of Independence; his grandfather, William Henry Harrison, was the nation's ninth president.

  • aps-future-shows-grand-rapids-amway
    Aug 19, 2015, 17:40 PM

    Future APS shows planned for Reno and Omaha

    One stamp show site change came about because the original venue is no longer available. Another site was selected following discussion among APS board members.

  • united-states-circus-souvenir-sheet-gold-color-shift
    Aug 19, 2015, 15:34 PM

    Illegal and late uses of U.S. stamps; Circus souvenir sheet misregistration

    United States stamps are good forever, right? Well, pretty close — but not 100 percent. The United States’ first-issue stamps of 1847 were declared invalid as of July 1, 1851, when the 1851 stamps were released.

  • donna-houseman
    Aug 19, 2015, 13:58 PM

    Stamp collectors speak their minds about the scarce upright $2 Jenny Invert pane

    In an unusual development for our hobby, the Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service is blogging about stamp collecting.

  • aps-stampshow-advertising-postcard-2015
    Aug 19, 2015, 12:41 PM

    APS Stampshow set to kick off in Grand Rapids

    The American Philatelic Society's Stampshow, the APS' largest annual event starts Thursday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. The event is being held at the DeVos Place Convention Center (303 Monroe Ave., NW) in Grand Rapids, Mich.

  • stamp-insider-pageflip-version-federation-of-new-york-philatelic-societies-2015
    Aug 19, 2015, 10:22 AM

    Federation of New York Philatelic Societies’ journal is free online

    Online access to many stamp publications is limited to paying subscribers or members of the society. That’s not true of Stamp Insider, the journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies.

  • orville-wright-brothers-airmail-stamp
    Aug 19, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 19: Orville Wright

    Orville Wright and his older brother Wilbur were pioneers in aviation, developing the first successful powered manned aircraft.

  • roberto-clemente-baseball-commemorative
    Aug 18, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 18: Roberto Clemente

    Pittsburgh Pirates baseball star Roberto Clemente was also a military veteran and a humanitarian. He claimed the National League batting title four times and was named Most Valuable Player in 1966.

  • united-states-political-fund-raising-cover-2015
    Aug 17, 2015, 09:32 AM

    Record number of coil stamps for 1-ounce fund-raising letter

    A recent political fund-raising campaign featured what must be a record number of United States postage stamps used to pay postage on a 1-ounce mass-mailed letter.

  • davy-crockett-commemorative-stamp
    Aug 17, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 17: Davy Crockett

    Frontiersman, Congressman and Alamo defender Davy Crockett was commemorated on a 5¢ stamp in the American Folklore series.

  • hal-foster-prince-valiant-stamp
    Aug 16, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 16: Hal Foster

    The long-running Prince Valiant comic strip, created in 1937 by Hal Foster, is written and drawn today by other contributors. Foster retired in 1980.

  • united-states-elvis-presley-pane-used-early
    Aug 15, 2015, 11:22 AM

    New Elvis stamps leak out early, USPS quarterly financials released: Week's Most Read

    Also this week, the U.S. Coast Guard rolled out its nautical welcomes as it greeted the first U.S. commemorative stamp to honor the service since 1945 (Scott 936).

  • united-states-duck-stamp-shot-duck-color-shift-scott-rw52
    Aug 15, 2015, 11:15 AM

    Color shifts, varieties offer an affordable way to add to duck collection

    Just as with postage stamps and despite a printer’s best intentions, mistakes on duckstamps do slip through the system and thankfully make it into the hands of collectors.

  • julia-child-celebrity-chef-stamp
    Aug 15, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 15: Julia Child

    For many years, Julia Child hosted popular cooking programs on public television. Her first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was a bestseller.

  • donna-houseman
    Aug 14, 2015, 09:46 AM

    Could ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ be the next U.S. blockbuster stamp issue?

    Will the United States Postal Service issue a Christmas stamp this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic television musical special A Charlie Brown Christmas?

  • ethel-payne-women-journalism-stamp
    Aug 14, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 14: Ethel L. Payne

    The four-stamp Women in Journalism commemorative set issued in 2002 included one 37¢ stamp for Ethel L. Payne, longtime writer for the Chicago Defender.

  • united-states-eleanor-roosevelt-stamp-announcement-poster
    Aug 13, 2015, 14:25 PM

    Posters, pages and panels are first-day-related philatelic collectibles

    Knowing in advance what stamps will be issued, where they will be issued and on what dates is important information for those servicing first-day covers, whether dealers or individual collectors.

  • alfred-hitchcock-legends-of-hollywood
    Aug 13, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 13: Alfred Hitchcock

    British-born film director Alfred Hitchcock was honored in the U.S. Legends of Hollywood commemorative stamp series in 1998.

  • united-states-elvis-presley-graceland-station-postmark
    Aug 12, 2015, 14:01 PM

    Alternate Elvis first-day cancel from Memphis shows gates of Graceland

    The gates at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., are a familiar symbol of the home of Elvis Presley from 1957 until his death 20 years later. A new Graceland Station Memphis postmark reproduces the custom-made gates that still secure the Graceland mansion. The postmark is dated Aug. 12, the issue date for the new Elvis Presley commemorative forever stamp.

  • ottmar-zieher-postcard-second-bureau-issue
    Aug 12, 2015, 10:29 AM

    Ottmar Zieher postcard features illustrations of Second Bureau issue

    The postcard shown nearby features color images of the United States 1902-03 definitive issue, known as the Second Bureau issue (Scott 300-313), and the 1902 10¢ Messenger on Bicycle special delivery stamp (E6).

  • elvis-presley-ceremony-graceland
    Aug 12, 2015, 10:00 AM

    First-day ceremony pays tribute to Elvis Presley

    The first-day ceremony for the new Elvis Presley commemorative forever stamp included Memphis dignitaries, the postmaster general of the United States, and Priscilla Presley.

  • alfred-lunt-lynn-fontanne-commemorative
    Aug 12, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 12: Alfred Lunt

    Stage actor Alfred Lunt was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Aug. 12, 1892. For most of his career, he performed in plays with his wife, British-born actress Lynn Fontanne.

  • vatican-city-world-meeting-of-families-stamp
    Aug 11, 2015, 15:55 PM

    Vatican World Meeting of Families stamp to show Philadelphia skyline

    Vatican City will issue a stamp Sept. 2 commemorating the eighth World Meeting of Families to take place in Philadelphia. The congress will be held Sept. 22-25, followed by the Festival of Families Sept. 26.

  • united-states-elvis-presley-pane-used-early
    Aug 11, 2015, 11:59 AM

    Elvis Presley stamps sold early in Tennessee

    A stamp collector reports purchasing three 16-stamp panes of the new Elvis Presley commemorative forever stamp in the Mason, Tenn., post office on Aug. 10, two days before the Aug. 12 official issue date.

  • james-longacre-indian-head-penny
    Aug 11, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 11: James Longacre

    The chief engraver at the United States Mint in 1859, when the first Indian Head penny was issued for circulation, was the coin's designer, James Barton Longacre.

  • herbert-hoover-president-commemorative-stamp
    Aug 10, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 10: Herbert Hoover

    Known as "the Great Humanitarian" for his efforts to feed the starving populations of Europe during World War I, Herbert Hoover was elected president in 1928.

  • smokey-bear-commemorative-stamp
    Aug 9, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 9: Smokey Bear

    Smokey Bear has served as a the face of wildfire prevention for 71 years. His Aug. 9 birthday represents the day he first appeared on a public service poster.

  • marjorie-kinnan-rawlings-literary
    Aug 8, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 8: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

    The author of The Yearling and Cross Creek, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was commemorated on a 41¢ stamp in 2008.

  • aps-stampshow-advertising-postcard-2015
    Aug 7, 2015, 08:54 AM

    49¢ stamp sticking around for 8 months, APS Stampshow approaches: Week's Most Read

    Also this week, Chad Snee weighed in on doom and gloom surrounding the Scott English hire, and Linn's Stamp News looks forward to the Harmer-Schau auction set to take place at the APS Stampshow.

  • ralph-bunche-definitive-stamp
    Aug 7, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 7: Ralph Bunche

    Ralph Bunche was a significant figure in the American civil rights struggle, in peace negotiations in the Middle East, and in the formation of the United Nations.

  • american-philatelic-research-library-final-construction-2015
    Aug 6, 2015, 17:05 PM

    American Philatelic Research Library begins final construction phase

    The long-anticipated completion of a new state-of-the-art American Philatelic Research Library is much closer to reality. On July 31, the APRL board of trustees approved plans for the library’s final construction, which should begin by mid-August.

  • united-states-stock-transfer-revenue-fleischmann-kelleher-sale
    Aug 6, 2015, 16:28 PM

    Fleischmann U.S. revenues achieve impressive results at Kelleher sale

    The firm of Daniel F. Kelleher held a sale June 30 in its Danbury, Conn., gallery of the Fleischmann Family collection of United States revenue, private-die proprietary and telegraph stamps. The collection was formed over three generations by one of the prominent families of Cincinnati, the founders of the Fleischmann Yeast Co.

  • donna-houseman
    Aug 6, 2015, 14:57 PM

    American Philatelic Research Library is a gift to stamp collectors everywhere

    The American Philatelic Research Library announced in early August that the final phase of its construction is under way at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pa.

  • lucy-lucille-ball-hollywood-commemorative
    Aug 6, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 6: Lucille Ball

    Known as America's "Queen of Comedy," Lucille Ball starred as Lucy Ricardo in the long-running TV series I Love Lucy. She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., in 1911.

  • route-66-missouri-sign-linns
    Aug 5, 2015, 17:48 PM

    Route 66 Collectors Show set for Sept. 26 in Joplin, Mo.

    The Route 66 Collectors Show: Coins, Stamps and Sports Cards hobby event will return for the sixth consecutive year later this year. The free admission show will be held at the Continental Banquet Center at 2802 N. Range Line Road in Joplin, Mo.

  • july-2015-cartoon-winner
    Aug 5, 2015, 13:05 PM

    U.S. Stamp Notes Cartoon Contest, July 2015

    How much training does it take to be a drummer? At the level of proficiency represented by the young drummer on the 13¢ Drummer Boy stamp (Scott 1629) from The Spirit of ‘76 American Bicentennial set issued Jan. 1, 1976, probably not a lot.

  • united-states-post-office-department-adjusted-and-sealed-labels
    Aug 5, 2015, 11:20 AM

    Giant rabbit on advertising cover; ‘adjusted and sealed’ mystery solved

    Grandchildren are wonderful, but it can be daunting explaining to a 6-year-old why you collect stamps and old envelopes. So on occasion, I buy a stamp or cover that I wouldn’t normally collect, just because it will appeal to a youngster.

  • john-huston-film-directors-stamp
    Aug 5, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 5: John Huston

    One of the four forever stamps issued May 23, 2012, pays tribute to the American film director John Huston. Born Aug. 5, 1906, Huston's many great films include The Maltese Falcon.

  • united-states-coast-guard-stamp-retired-captains
    Aug 4, 2015, 15:46 PM

    U.S. Coast Guard welcomes new forever stamp with nautical touches

    “Arriving Postmaster General.” Those words greeted United States Postmaster General Megan Brennan Aug. 4 as she received a nautical welcome to the official first-day ceremony for the Coast Guard’s new forever stamp. The greeting for her and the other platform guests typically is given only to dignitaries boarding U.S. ships.

  • united-states-olympics-stamp-1991
    Aug 4, 2015, 10:33 AM

    1991 $1 stamp touts U.S. Postal Service as Olympics sponsor

    On Sept. 29, 1991, the United States Postal Service issued a $1 stamp to promote its sponsorship of the Winter and Summer Olympic Games that would take place the following year in Albertville, France, and Barcelona, Spain, respectively.

  • raoul-wallenberg-commemorative-stamp
    Aug 4, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 4: Raoul Wallenberg

    Proclaimed an honorary United States citizen in 1981, Swedish-born diplomat Raoul Wallenberg saved thousands of Jews during World War II by fabricating papers to deceive Nazi occupiers in Budapest.

  • stamp-printing-united-states-washington-rotary-press
    Aug 3, 2015, 14:56 PM

    What once was stamp printing is now stamp production

    For a century and a half, forests have been leveled to provide the paper for philatelic publications to describe the various printing methods for stamps. This is crucial information. Printing techniques can be used to tell the genuine from a forgery, to distinguish high-quality initial printings from subsequent inferior ones, and to determine which look-alike stamps were printed at different times, using similar but distinct technologies.

  • united-states-postage-due-dollar-missing-d-freak
    Aug 3, 2015, 13:08 PM

    A magnifier and stamp friends can save you money

    In the previous column in this series on expertization (Linn’s July monthly), we looked at examples of when expertizing is needed. There were three takeaways from that column: Expertizing is needed when a cover seems to be too good to be true, when an unlisted error is “discovered” for an old stamp, and when that stamp issue has a history of being subjected to a lot of fakery.

  • ernie-pyle-definitive-stamp
    Aug 3, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 3: Ernie Pyle

    Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaperman Ernie Pyle kept America informed during World War II with his reports from the front lines. Pyle was honored on a U.S. definitive stamp in 1971.

  • james-baldwin-commemorative-stamp
    Aug 2, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 2: James Baldwin

    A prominent author whose groundbreaking novel Go Tell it on the Mountain was published in 1953, James Baldwin was born in Harlem on Aug. 2, 1924.

  • chad-snee
    Aug 1, 2015, 19:37 PM

    Priority No. 1 for new APS director: increase membership

    It didn’t take long for the doom-and-gloomers to weigh in with their prognostications following the July 24 announcement from the American Philatelic Society that it hired former political aide Scott English to be the next executive director of the nation’s largest stamp club.

  • paul-newman-ceremony
    Aug 1, 2015, 15:15 PM

    Paul Newman stamp ceremony announced

    The Sept. 18 first-day ceremony for the Paul Newman commemorative forever stamp will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • francis-scott-key-national-anthem-stamp
    Aug 1, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Aug. 1: Francis Scott Key

    The national anthem of the United States, The Star-Spangled Banner, was composed by Francis Scott Key while detained on a British vessel during the 1814 attack on Fort McHenry.