Postal Updates

Royal Mail will raise stamp prices in March: Morning Report

Mar 2, 2015, 5 AM

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

1. Royal rate raise

The Royal Mail is raising its stamp rates on March 30. 

The two basic domestic letter rates will each increase by 1 penny. The price for a first-class stamp will go from 62p to 63p, and the price for a second-class stamp from 53p to 54p.

Read our full report here.

2. Live long and prosper

"Leonard Nimoy, the actor who achieved worldwide recognition as the science officer Spock on the original Star Trek television series, died Feb. 27 at age 83. On July 3, 1991, Nimoy participated in the design unveiling for the 10 29¢ Space Exploration stamps that would be issued Oct. 1, 1991, to celebrate National Stamp Collecting Month."

3. What attracted you to stamp collecting?

"It seems that some among our collecting brethren have forgotten about the joys and pleasures of a rewarding hobby.," Editor-in-Chief Charles Snee writes in his latest editorial column

4. Yesterday's most-read post

Yellow Hat stamp find in U.S. stamp mixture: postmarked pair on clipped envelope piece

5. Being social