US Stamps

Stamp artist Hans Erni dead at 106: Morning Report

Mar 23, 2015, 6 AM

Hans Erni died at the age of 106, according to Huffington Post.

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

1. Swiss stamp artist dies at 106

Prolific Swiss artist Hans Erni, who designed more than 90 stamps for Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the United Nations, died on March 21 at the age of 106, according to Huffington Post

HuffPo reports Erni once wrote, "I am convinced that it is possible to express something even on the smallest space — supposing that you have something to say."

2. Monday Morning Brief

Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Michael Baadke discusses a report that two officials involved with stamp services might be leaving the U.S. Postal service in May. 

3. Shanghai stamps

"As the largest city in the People’s Republic of China, Shanghai attracts great attention from business travelers and tourists. Shanghai is also on the map for Chinese stamp collectors and investors."

4. Yesterday's most-viewed post

Sometimes a great philatelic discovery hides in plain sight: on a cover, in this case

5. Being social