What about those Confederate symbols lurking in our stamp albums?

June 30, 2015 05:14 PM

Since the abhorrent murder of nine African-American churchgoers by a white supremacist in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, calls have spread across the United States for symbols of the old Confederacy to be removed from public places.


'Jeopardy!' revisits the Stamps category

June 30, 2015 12:15 AM

The popular television game show 'Jeopardy!' has featured stamps as a quiz category on multiple occasions.


Born June 30: Ed Yost

June 30, 2015 09:00 AM

The "father of hot-air ballooning" saw his invention honored on U.S. stamps.


Ever-popular classic Hawai`i stamps portray islands’ stormy history

June 29, 2015 07:09 PM

In the world of stamp collecting, the Hawai`i “Missionaries” (Hawaii Scott 1-4) have long been at the forefront of celebrated classics, but it is the later (and much more affordable) engraved issues that tell the story of the kingdom’s colorful history.


Born June 29: Bernard Herrmann

June 29, 2015 12:00 AM

From 'Citizen Kane' to 'The Twilight Zone': the music of Bernard Herrmann.


U.S. Paul Newman commemorative Sept. 18

June 29, 2015 11:15 AM

A new forever stamp commemorating Paul Newman will be issued Sept. 18


What to look for and what to expect at a USPS first-day ceremony

June 29, 2015 11:11 AM

First-day ceremonies are wonderful promotional events organized by the United States Postal Service for most commemorative and some definitive (regular-issue) stamps.


What will U.S. Scott No. 5000 be?: Linn's Buzz

June 29, 2015 10:08 AM

Care to take a guess at what U.S. Scott No. 5000 will be? Tell us on our Linn's Stamp News Facebook page.


From 1935-41, Honolulu-to-mainland supplementary mail was unusual

June 29, 2015 09:31 AM

A few years ago, Leonard Piszkiewicz wrote a wonderful book concerning the domestic supplementary mail process. United States Supplementary Mail was published by the United States Stamp Society in 2009.


Born June 28: Maria Goeppert Mayer

June 28, 2015 03:30 AM

The Nobel Prize-winning physicist was commemorated on a forever stamp in 2011.


Born June 27: Paul Laurence Dunbar

June 27, 2015 03:30 AM

A 1975 stamp commemorates American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.


Check out photos from Summer Seminar 2015: Linn's Buzz

June 26, 2015 05:05 PM

The American Philatelic Society documented this week's 2015 Summer Seminar with a ton of Facebook photos.


The United States Stamp Society: a matchless resource for collectors

June 26, 2015 04:19 PM

The deeper we United States stamp collectors get into our hobby, the more questions we have about how to tell the difference between various face-similar stamps.


Kansas-Nebraska variety is scarce

June 26, 2015 03:53 PM

In the late 1920s, there was a series of burglaries of small post offices in Kansas and Nebraska, during which stamp stocks were stolen for resale.


Coastal Birds press sheets sell out, Scott No. 5000 approaches: Week's Most Read

June 26, 2015 08:55 AM

Also this week, the U.S. Coast Guard first-day ceremony at USCG headquarters was announced.


Born June 26: Pearl Buck

June 26, 2015 03:30 AM

American-born author Pearl Buck was raised in China.


United Postal Stationery Society publishes 2015 ‘United States Postal Card Catalog’

June 25, 2015 03:34 PM

The hardcover edition of the 2015 United States Postal Card Catalog arrived on my desk in mid-June. The catalog is published by the United Postal Stationery Society, of which I am a longtime member.


Ingrid Bergman to grace 19th Legends of Hollywood stamp

June 25, 2015 11:34 AM

The United States Postal Service announced June 25 that award-winning actress Ingrid Bergman will be honored on the 19th stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series.


Born June 25: Rose O’Neill

June 25, 2015 03:30 AM

The artist who created the Kewpie doll became a wealthy woman.


Born June 24: Jack Dempsey

June 24, 2015 03:30 AM

The "Manassa Mauler" was honored on a stamp in 1998.


U.S. Coast Guard first-day ceremony at USCG headquarters in Washington

June 23, 2015 04:01 PM

The official first-day ceremony for the United States Coast Guard commemorative forever stamp will be held Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Douglas A. Munro Headquarters Building, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, in Washington, D.C.


U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver II wants to see World War I stamps: Linn's Buzz

June 23, 2015 01:44 PM

U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver, II, D-MO, sent a letter to the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee on June 17.


Eastman illustrated advertising covers are a good business

June 23, 2015 01:57 PM

It wouldn’t be too difficult to make the case that 19th-century advertising covers are among the most eye-catching items available that you can add to your collection.


Coastal Birds press sheets sold out

June 23, 2015 01:07 PM

Uncut press sheets with and without die cuts of the United States nondenominated (35¢) Coastal Birds stamps sold out in mid-June.


New joint issue features environmental theme

June 23, 2015 10:14 AM

Sweden and Denmark participated in a semipostal joint issue to raise funds for environmental causes.


Born June 23: Wilma Rudolph

June 23, 2015 03:30 AM

After overcoming childhood illness, Wilma Rudolph became a track star.


Any dads receive stamps for Father's Day?: Linn's Buzz

June 22, 2015 02:02 PM

A few dads said they wanted on our Linn's Stamp News Facebook page.


Born June 22: Billy Wilder

June 22, 2015 03:30 AM

Film director Billy Wilder was commemorated in 2012.


Born June 21: Henry O. Tanner

June 21, 2015 03:30 AM

A 1973 stamp set honors leaders in the arts, including Henry O. Tanner.


Born June 20: Audie Murphy

June 20, 2015 03:30 AM

A commemorative stamp from 2000 honors a war hero turned film star.


Who was the first woman to get a U.S. definitive stamp?: Linn's Buzz

June 19, 2015 04:26 PM

Over on our sister site for the coin-inclined,, there's a ton of buzz about the announcement that a woman's portrait will be put on the $10 bill beginning in 2020.


ASDA California show canceled

June 19, 2015 09:00 AM

ASDA has canceled its July 10-12 postage stamp show in Millbrae, Calif.


Born June 19: Lou Gehrig

June 19, 2015 03:30 AM

One of baseball's greatest stars, Gehrig has been featured on two stamps.


A fresh issue early in the season: Summer Harvest stamps

June 18, 2015 01:05 PM

With bold and colorful graphic designs, the United States Postal Service is celebrating America’s summer harvest on four tasty new forever stamps.


Born June 18: James Montgomery Flagg

June 18, 2015 03:30 AM

A stamp tribute to the artist who created the famous Uncle Sam poster.


Meet some lesser-known U.S. stamp occupants: Linn's Buzz

June 17, 2015 04:43 PM

Mental Floss on June 15 published a post introducing "15 Lesser-Known People Who Got Their Own U.S. Postage Stamps."


APS approves Institute for Analytical Philately as affiliate

June 17, 2015 04:15 PM

During its most recent board meeting, held by telephone June 10, the American Philatelic Society board of directors approved the Institute for Analytical Philately as an APS affiliate.


ASDA group formed to engage others in organized philately

June 17, 2015 03:53 PM

The president of the American Stamp Dealers Association would like to see more collectors and dealers involved in organized philately.


U.S. Scott No. 5000: milestone or millstone?

June 17, 2015 02:16 PM

Many people look at numbers such as 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 as something having special significance. It seems pretty obvious that “big round numbers” would be a term that people use for numbers having so many zeroes in them.


Born June 17: Igor Stravinsky

June 17, 2015 03:30 AM

The 2¢ Igor Stravinsky stamp from the Great Americans definitive series.


You bought it: Flannery O'Connor issue, Medal of Honor sheet, pair of Washingtons

June 16, 2015 11:59 AM

As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we like to ask Linn's Stamp News Twitter followers and Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently.


Born June 16: Stan Laurel

June 16, 2015 03:30 AM

Stan Laurel and film partner Oliver Hardy on a 29¢ stamp issued in 1991.


Born June 15: Erroll Garner

June 15, 2015 03:30 AM

American jazz musician Erroll Garner was born June 15, 1921.


Born June 14: Harriet Beecher Stowe

June 14, 2015 03:30 AM

American writer Harriet Beecher Stowe was born June 14, 1811.


Born June 13: Winfield Scott

June 13, 2015 03:30 AM

Gen. Winfield Scott, born June 13, 1786, honored on a stamp from 1870.


New issues: What's your sign, and what do you collect?

June 12, 2015 03:05 PM

In the 1960s and 1970s, it was “What’s your sign?”


Follow Linn's Stamp News on Facebook and Twitter: Linn's Buzz

June 12, 2015 09:24 AM

Just like, our affiliated social media accounts have a new look as well.


Owner of world's most valuable stamp revealed as it goes on display: Week's Most Read

June 12, 2015 08:49 AM

Also this week an appeals court told the U.S. Postal Service that its 49¢ stamp cannot be made permanent.


Born June 12: Johann August Roebling

June 12, 2015 03:30 AM

Johann August Roebling designed and engineered the Brooklyn Bridge.


APS 2019 summer show discussion at board meeting, but no decision made

June 11, 2015 09:29 PM

During a meeting held by telephone Wednesday evening, June 10, the American Philatelic Society’s board of directors postponed a decision about where the 2019 APS Stampshow will take place.
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