• united-states-harding-rotary-flat-plate-printings-scott-613
    Sep 30, 2015, 13:06 PM

    What to do when you receive a “no opinion” certificate

    You’ve sent in your latest find to be expertized, pretty sure that it is what you think it is. After the usual period of nail-biting while waiting for the certificate that will prove you right, the mail brings one that says, “No opinion.” Responses to this situation can range from puzzlement to anger, but after the disappointment, there is the question of what to do next.

  • william-wrigley-field-playing-fields
    Sep 30, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 30: William Wrigley Jr.

    Wrigley Field in Chicago is named for William Wrigley Jr., the one-time owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

  • gene-autry-cowboy-stamp
    Sep 29, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 29: Gene Autry

    Multi-talented singer, actor and businessman Gene Autry has received five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Autry found success as an entertainer, and later as owner of multiple radio and television stations.

  • frances-willard-famous-americans
    Sep 28, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 28: Frances E. Willard

    A leader in both the women's suffrage movement and the temperance movement, Frances E. Willard was honored in the 1940 Famous Americans series.

  • chad-snee
    Sep 27, 2015, 15:00 PM

    Heightened powers of observation: stamp collectors see what others miss

    We stamp collectors are an observant bunch. After all, we spend a great deal of time closely scrutinizing small, colorful bits of paper.

  • george_dekornfeld
    Sep 27, 2015, 12:11 PM

    Stamps that make sense

    Stamps issued by Ireland to celebrate the five traditionally recognized human senses include added gimmicks that relate to these senses.

  • samuel-adams-declaration
    Sep 27, 2015, 10:00 AM

    Born Sept. 27: Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams was a founding father of the United States, a relentless voice for independence from Britain.

  • ts-eliot-poet-literary-arts
    Sep 26, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 26: T.S. Eliot

    The influential poet and playwright was commemorated on a stamp in 1986 as part of the Literary Arts series.

  • donna-houseman
    Sep 25, 2015, 10:30 AM

    Introduce the hobby to others at ASDA show in New York City

    The American Stamp Dealers Association will present its annual New York Fall Postage Stamp Show Oct. 23-25 in the ballroom of the New York Hilton Midtown,1335 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue and W. 53rd Street), in New York City.

  • william-faulkner-literary-stamp
    Sep 25, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 25: William Faulkner

    One of the most important authors of the 20th century, William Faulkner, was commemorated by the United States Postal Service in 1987.

  • john-marshall-chief-justice-definitive
    Sep 24, 2015, 13:13 PM

    Born Sept. 24: John Marshall

    The nation's longest-serving chief justice, John Marshall is credited with shaping and strengthening the Supreme Court's function through his rulings.

  • united-states-alfred-e-smith-commemorative-stamp-1945
    Sep 24, 2015, 13:06 PM

    Campaign labels created for Alfred E. Smith, 1928 presidential candidate

    Presidential politics can be endlessly fascinating. These days, an amazing amount of effort and money goes into the process of winnowing dozens of possible candidates down to a small field of contenders on the ballot on election day.

  • united-states-life-magazine-transient-second-class-8c-presidential-series-postal-rates
    Sep 24, 2015, 13:06 PM

    Transient second-class: correcting a listing in the domestic rates book

    Two mailings of Life magazine in 1942 help uncover a mistake in the author's useful reference work: U.S. Domestic Postal Rates, 1872-1999. Presidential series stamps were used to send the magazines.

  • united-states-go-green-stamps-promotion-flyer-environment
    Sep 24, 2015, 13:06 PM

    Postal Service flyer promotes 2011 Go Green stamps

    Every so often the United States Postal Service plugs available stamps using a promotional flyer that pictures the stamps and encourages buying them.

  • united-states-stamp-dealer-albert-butzen-postcard-1934
    Sep 24, 2015, 13:05 PM

    Did stamp dealer Al Butzen create the first philatelic billboard?

    You just never know what stamp dealers will come up with. One fascinating area is memorabilia related to the development of the stamp sellers’ trade in the United States.

  • united-states-breast-cancer-research-semipostal-19981
    Sep 24, 2015, 11:39 AM

    Senate approves sales of Breast Cancer Research semipostal through 2019

    The Breast Cancer Research stamp provides 49¢ first-class postage and currently costs 60¢. The additional 11¢ beyond the regular 49¢ postal rate for a domestic letter helps fund breast cancer research at the National Institutes of Health and the Medical Research Program at the Department of Defense.

  • us-stamp-notes-cartoon-caption-contest-college-football-stamp-october-2015
    Sep 24, 2015, 11:38 AM

    October cartoon caption contest: enter to win a prize

    I like to call this time of year the hopeful season for the sports teams I follow. Despite not doing so well last year, my college and professional football teams are looking better in the preseason (as this is being written). My basketball teams had good recruiting off-seasons. My pro baseball team is in second place and surging.

  • chad-snee
    Sep 24, 2015, 10:30 AM

    From three printers to two: Will this mean fewer U.S. stamps?

    In late August, Linn’s reported that CCL Label would no longer print stamps for the United States Postal Service: “The move leaves Sennett Security Products of Browns Summit, N.C., and Ashton Potter of Williamsville, N.Y., as the only two contractors currently responsible for the printing of United States postage stamps.”

  • united-states-snowflakes-stamps-2006-2013
    Sep 24, 2015, 09:00 AM

    Geometric Snowflakes set to be issued Oct. 23 at ASDA New York show

    A set of four Geometric Snowflakes forever stamps is the final scheduled United States issue of 2015. The stamps will go on sale Oct. 23 in a double-sided pane of 20.

  • united-states-dr-kilmer-private-die-proprietary-revenue-stamp
    Sep 23, 2015, 13:05 PM

    Dr. Kilmer precancels have appeal on several levels

    Private die proprietary revenue stamps, often referred to as match and medicine stamps because of the types of merchandise for which they were used to show payment of tax, is one of the most active segments of the American stamp market.

  • ray-charles-music-icons
    Sep 23, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 23: Ray Charles

    Ray Charles was one of the most respected musicians in the world, a pioneer known for crossing many musical boundaries. Charles was born Sept. 23, 1930.

  • julia-child-jeopardy-stamp
    Sep 22, 2015, 16:45 PM

    'Jeopardy!' runs Stamps category Sept. 21

    A recent episode of the popular game show Jeopardy! included five clues about United States stamps.

  • Sep 22, 2015, 16:39 PM

    Should the Rev. Billy Graham be eligible for a stamp?

    The North Carolina state House approved a resolution that would seek to put the Rev. Billy Graham, the famed 96-year-old televangelist, on an upcoming United States Postal Service stamp.

  • aps-staff-world-stamp-show
    Sep 22, 2015, 16:15 PM

    APS staffers assisting World Stamp Show planning

    Members of the American Philatelic Society staff are working in association with the upcoming World Stamp Show-NY 2016.

  • stamp-coffin
    Sep 22, 2015, 09:47 AM

    Journey to philatelic paradise in a stamp-decorated coffin

    CreativeCoffins, the British company that has been making personalized coffins since 2008, is now offering stamp variations on their coffins for customers who want their loved ones buried with the stamps they treasured.

  • alma-thomas-march-washington
    Sep 22, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 22: Alma Thomas

    Alma Thomas, born Sept. 22, 1891, painted March on Washington after participating in the historic 1963 event.

  • hautman-swans-2015-duck-art
    Sep 21, 2015, 14:00 PM

    Duck stamp art contest winner for 2015: Hautman — followed by Hautman and Hautman

    Wildlife artist Joseph Hautman won the federal contest for a record-tying fifth time, while his brothers Robert and James placed second and third, respectively.

  • chuck-jones-looney-tunes
    Sep 21, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 21: Chuck Jones

    Chuck Jones was a top animator and director for Warner Bros. He created the popular characters Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote, and directed many of their cartoon adventures.

  • otd-mb-0920-grosvenor-blur
    Sep 20, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 20: Thomas Grosvenor

    Lt. Thomas Grosvenor is featured prominently in a scene from the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill, as painted by the American artist John Trumbull.

  • paul-newman-ceremony-usps
    Sep 19, 2015, 10:19 AM

    Watch the USPS unveil its new Paul Newman stamp

    The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its new Paul Newman forever stamp on Friday, Sept. 18, during a ceremony held in the Playhouse Square District in Newman's native Cleveland.

  • lajos-kossuth-champion-of-liberty
    Sep 19, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 19: Lajos Kossuth

    Hungarian-born political reformer Lajos Kossuth was widely admired in the United States following the 1848 Hungarian revolution, and he was honored on two stamps issued in 1958.

  • united-states-thomas-jefferson-postal-card-parcel-post-social-1917
    Sep 18, 2015, 13:05 PM

    Temperance union goes 'parcel post social' in 1917

    Let’s have a party! In 1917, a fund-raiser was held that became the subject of the postal card shown nearby. This 1¢ green Jefferson postal card was canceled March 15 at Prince Bay, N.Y.

  • united-states-upright-jenny-invert-pane-number-25
    Sep 18, 2015, 11:41 AM

    Stamp order from Postal Service delivers upright $2 Jenny Invert pane

    An order for postage placed through the Stamp Fulfillment Services division of the United States Postal Service turned up quite a find for one lucky New Jersey collector: one of the 100 upright $2 Jenny Invert panes.

  • united-states-upright-jenny-invert-pane-2015
    Sep 18, 2015, 10:37 AM

    Another upright Jenny Invert pane surfaces, soakable stamps explored: Week's Most Read

    Also this week, the U.S. Postal Service responded to an article about religious themes on stamps, and Mary-Anne Penner announced three additions to the 2015 United States first-day cover program.

  • greta-garbo-commemorative-stamp
    Sep 18, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 18: Greta Garbo

    During an outstanding film career cut short by a self-imposed retirement at a young age, Swedish-born actress Greta Garbo became an international superstar. She was born Sept. 18, 1905.

  • roosevelt-1903-small-die-proof-album
    Sep 17, 2015, 13:04 PM

    Most Roosevelt small die proof albums of 1903 have been broken up

    The Roosevelt small die proof albums were produced in the early part of 1903 during President Theodore Roosevelt’s administration. The use of his name by philatelists, to identify these proofs, is the sole connection that he has to these albums.

  • united-states-official-post-office-savings-stamp-1910
    Sep 17, 2015, 13:04 PM

    U.S. Official postal savings mail stamp is a good buy

    Starting in December 1910, Official postal savings mail stamps were issued in denominations of 1¢, 2¢, 10¢, 50¢, and $1 (Scott O121-O126). Use of the stamps was discontinued in October 1914, and unused stocks in the hands of postmasters were returned and destroyed.

  • united-states-george-washington-stamp-handstamp-date-on-back
    Sep 17, 2015, 13:04 PM

    Handstamped date on back of Washington stamp explained

    About a year ago (Linn’s, June 30, 2014), I asked in the U.S. Stamp Notes column if any Linn’s reader could explain the date “JUL 6 ’12” handstamped in red on the back of the mint 1¢ green George Washington stamp (Scott 498), shown here front and back.

  • united-states-virgin-and-child-christmas-stamp-2103
    Sep 17, 2015, 11:42 AM

    U.S. Postal Service responds to article about religious themes on stamps

    It is true that no new U.S. stamps with religious themes are planned this year. The Postal Service currently has three different traditional Christmas stamps showing religious scenes available for purchase in standard formats: the 2011 Madonna of the Candelabra Christmas forever stamp (Scott 4570), the 2013 Virgin and Child by Gossaert forever stamp (4815), and the 2012-13 Holy Family forever stamp (4813).

  • united-states-upright-jenny-invert-pane-find-26
    Sep 17, 2015, 11:42 AM

    Upright Jenny Invert pane received in USPS stamp order

    A stamp collector in Oklahoma is the latest lucky buyer of a $2 Jenny Invert pane showing the biplane in the center of all six stamps flying right side up. As a promotional scheme, the United States Postal Service intentionally created 100 panes of the upright variety of the 2013 Jenny Invert issue (Scott 4806).

  • ken-nilsestuen-2016-19-aps-election-candidates
    Sep 17, 2015, 11:40 AM

    Seven announce candidacies for 2016-19 American Philatelic Society election

    Ken Nilsestuen, current treasurer for the American Philatelic Society, announced his candidacy for APS president at the APS Stamshow held Aug. 20-23 in Grand Rapids, Mich. In mid-September, Nilsestuen and five others posted candidate statements on the Stamp Collecting Forum and the Virtual Stamp Club, two websites devoted to stamp collecting.

  • hank-williams-american-music
    Sep 17, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 17: Hank Williams

    Hank Williams, born Sept. 17, 1923, was an early superstar in the world of country music, with hits like Your Cheatin' Heart, and Hey, Good Lookin'.

  • united-nations-first-day-cover-japan-auxiliary-markings-1962
    Sep 16, 2015, 13:04 PM

    United Nations first-day cover travels more than 14,000 miles

    For all its travel, a total of 14,231 miles by air (not counting a possible side-trip to Yokohama) during two months, there is no evidence that the cover ever reached the intended recipients.

  • historian-francis-parkman
    Sep 16, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 16: Francis Parkman

    Two stamps honoring Francis Parkman were issued eight years apart in the Prominent Americans series of 1965-78.

  • transatlantic-diplomatic-pouch-cover-lebanon-washington-north-dakota-1944
    Sep 15, 2015, 13:02 PM

    U.S. mail across the Atlantic by land-based aircraft: Part 2, 1942-46

    Ken Lawrence resumes his story about how the U.S. Army Air Transport Command and its contract carriers, mainly Pan American Airways, built the world’s longest and most important airmail route during World War II, employing land-based aircraft over routes that have seldom been fully understood and appreciated by airmail collectors.

  • american-topical-association-halloween-unit
    Sep 15, 2015, 13:02 PM

    Newest ATA unit devoted to 'Halloween Spooktacular Stamps and Stuff'

    The newest study unit of the ATA, the Halloween Spooktacular Stamps and Stuff Unit, formed just a few months ago, issuing the first issue of its quarterly newsletter, The Bubbling Cauldron, in June. The unit received its charter at the National Topical Stamp Show held July 31 through Aug. 2 in Portland, Ore.

  • united-states-igor-sikorsky-airmail-stamp-scott-c119-expertization
    Sep 15, 2015, 13:01 PM

    The word 'almost' does not appear on expertizing certificates

    I often receive questions that go something like this, “There is a nice pair of stamps I have that is almost imperf and I think I should get it expertized as such.” Or sometimes the writer says that the stamp is missing almost all the black, or another color.

  • donna-houseman
    Sep 15, 2015, 10:15 AM

    Submit your proposal for stamp subjects; Linn’s editor has a suggestion for 2018

    Online petitions have cropped up in recent months proposing stamps for various subjects. One petition urges visitors to the website to sign a proposal for a stamp for American entrepreneur and distiller Jack Daniels, who is best known for the whiskey that bears his name. Another petition seeks signatures for a stamp to honor Earl F. Lloyd, the NBA’s first African-American player.

  • otd-mb-0915-will-taft-blur
    Sep 15, 2015, 08:00 AM

    Born Sept. 15: William Howard Taft

    The first United States stamp to honor the nation’s 27th president, William Howard Taft, was issued June 4, 1930, less than three months after Taft died on March 8. After serving as president from 1909 to 1913, Taft was appointed chief justice of the United States by President Warren G. Harding in 1921, and served in that office until he resigned in 1930, one month before his death.

  • cathy-brachbill-aps-education-director
    Sep 14, 2015, 17:30 PM

    American Philatelic Society hires Brachbill as director of education

    APS Executive Director Scott English announced the hiring of the new education director in a Sept. 14 news release.

  • united-states-breast-cancer-research-semipostal-1998
    Sep 14, 2015, 12:15 PM

    Congress likely to extend Breast Cancer Research semipostal sales to 2019

    A spokeswoman for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., says legislation to extend sales of the nation’s first semipostal stamp — the Breast Cancer Research semipostal — to 2019 is likely to win Congressional approval before Congress adjourns for the year.

  • lone-ranger-clayton-moore
    Sep 14, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 14: Clayton Moore

    Though he appeared in numerous films early in his career, Clayton Moore will always be remembered as the actor who portrayed the Lone Ranger on television.

  • jesse-owens-olympics-track
    Sep 12, 2015, 04:00 AM

    Born Sept. 12: Jesse Owens

    Jesse Owens became an Olympic hero by winning four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Games. He was born Sept. 12, 1913.

  • elvis-presley-new-scott-numbers-scott-5009
    Sep 11, 2015, 14:30 PM

    Elvis Presley, other U.S. stamps receive Scott catalog numbers

    The following Scott numbers have been assigned to recently issued United States and United Nations stamps. All of the numbers appear in the New Listings Update section of the Sept. 21, 2015, Linn’s Stamp News.

  • matchbooks-promote-stamp-collecting
    Sep 11, 2015, 13:03 PM

    Stamp dealer ads on matchbook covers geared to the general public

    One way that stamp collecting used to be front and center with the public was via matchbook cover advertising. However, when the health risks of cigarette smoking were publicized and when flick cigarette lighters became ubiquitous, the manufacturing of matchbook covers declined, and they are rarely seen today.

  • united-states-presidential-series-color-fakes
    Sep 11, 2015, 13:02 PM

    A survey of counterfeits, forgeries and other questionable stamps

    There were almost no early efforts to create postal forgeries, just attempts to clean and reuse stamps that were lightly canceled. The few attempts to fake U.S. stamps from scratch were either crudely made and easy to detect, or were made well and in such limited quantities that they are often worth close to what the genuine stamp is worth.

  • united-states-ingrid-bergman-first-day-ceremony-vips-2015
    Sep 11, 2015, 11:41 AM

    Swedish Embassy, USPS throw party for Ingrid Bergman stamp

    The Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C., threw quite a stamp party Sept. 9 for Sweden's most glamorous export — actress Ingrid Bergman. “Who would turn down having their mother on a stamp?” asked Bergman’s daughter, Pia Lindstrom.

  • confederate-stamp-alliance-logo1
    Sep 11, 2015, 11:38 AM

    Plans to debate future of Confederate Stamp Alliance halted

    After weeks of acrimonious debate, Richard F. Murphy, president of the Confederate Stamp Alliance, has called a halt to plans for debating the alliance’s future at its mid-year meeting Oct. 9-10. Saying the CSA had become racked by dissension and rumors, Murphy canceled a planned discussion of the 78-year-old group’s future at the Asheville, N.C., meeting.

  • marshall-islands-mailbox-stamps-pane-2015
    Sep 11, 2015, 11:36 AM

    Marshall Islands pane depicts public mailboxes of U.S., 11 other countries

    Public mailboxes of the United States and 11 other countries are pictured on new stamps from the Marshall Islands. In addition to mailboxes, the stamps depict letter carriers of different eras, various means of transporting mail, postal service emblems, and stamp-on-stamp designs.

  • shanksville-pennsylvania-september-11-postmark-2001-terrorist-attacks
    Sep 11, 2015, 10:15 AM

    Sept. 11 postmark honors Flight 93, national memorial

    A postmark from Shanksville, Pa., dated Sept. 11, shows a representation of the memorial there for Flight 93, the United Airlines jet that crashed nearby during the 2001 terrorist attacks.

  • otd-mb-0911-o-henry-blur
    Sep 11, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 11: O. Henry

    American author O. Henry was featured on a commemorative stamp in the Literary Arts series in 2012. O. Henry was born Sept. 11, 1862.

  • 2016-scott-standard-postage-stamp-catalogue-volume-6
    Sep 10, 2015, 11:37 AM

    More than 9,900 value changes in 2016 Scott Vol. 6

    The more than 9,900 value changes in Vol. 6 of the 2016 edition of the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue reflect the current market for countries of the world SAN (San Marino) through Z. Countries that received considerable attention from the Scott catalog editors this year include Singapore, Togo, Tristan da Cunha and Tunisia.

  • otd-mb-0910-maris-blur
    Sep 10, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 10: Roger Maris

    American League home run king Roger Maris, who hit 61 round-trippers in 1961, was honored in 1999 on a stamp in the Celebrate the Century series.

  • dudley-house-ventura-society
    Sep 9, 2015, 15:58 PM

    'Thousands of free stamps' will be available for kids at upcoming show

    Thousands of free stamps along with “basic training” for stamp collectors will be offered at the 25th annual Youth Stamp Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Dudley House Museum, 197 N. Ashwood St., Ventura.

  • august-2015-cartoon-winner
    Sep 9, 2015, 12:04 PM

    U.S. Stamp Notes Cartoon Contest, August 2015

    The August cartoon caption contest featured the 2013 Building a Nation forever stamp showing Lewis Hine’s black-and-white photograph of riveters working high up on the Empire State Building (Scott 4801h).

  • otd-mb-0909-otis-redding-blur
    Sep 9, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 9: Otis Redding

    Legendary singer Otis Redding was featured on a stamp in an early set from the popular American Music commemorative series.

  • otd-mb-0908-jimmie-rodgers-blur
    Sep 8, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 8: Jimmie Rodgers

    Songwriter and entertainer Jimmie Rodgers was a pioneer of popular music, influencing the course of country music and rock 'n' roll.

  • otd-mb-0907-buddy-holly-blur
    Sep 7, 2015, 03:30 AM

    Born Sept. 7: Buddy Holly

    A pioneer in rock 'n' roll music, songwriter and musician Buddy Holly was honored in 1993 on a 29¢ stamp in the American Music series.

  • united-states-george-washington-revenue-invert-error
    Sep 3, 2015, 16:50 PM

    Affordable inverted-center error profiled, new Elvis CD climbs the charts: Week's Most Read

    Also this week, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new variety of Spectrum Eagle coil stamps, Kelleher promoted an upcoming auction of Canal Zone rarities, and a retired judge donated 11,000 stamps to a Minnesota museum.

  • united-states-galveston-houston-henderson-railroad-cover-harmer-schau-auction-2015
    Sep 3, 2015, 13:01 PM

    $500 U.S. 'Persian Rug' documentary eclipses $16,000 at Harmer-Schau APS Stampshow sale

    Among the highlights of the Harmer-Schau sale was a magnificent $500 U.S. second-issue documentary revenue stamp of 1871, Scott R133. The so-called “Persian Rugs” are among the most popular U.S. stamps, for their size and their breathtakingly detailed, engraved three-color appearance.

  • united-states-philippines-counterfeit-overprint-error-expertization
    Sep 3, 2015, 12:59 PM

    Expertizing certificates often reveal helpful findings related to a stamp's condition

    Expertizing certificates often tell you more than the primary fact you wanted to know: genuine or not genuine. They also note other findings related to the condition of the stamp — or whether aspects of a genuine stamp have been “improved.”

  • united-states-thomas-jefferson-banknote-special-printing-regency-superior-auction-2015
    Sep 3, 2015, 12:59 PM

    4¢ Washington bluish paper goes for $60,000 in Regency-Superior sale at APS Stampshow

    In the Regency-Superior sale at Stampshow, U.S. stamps provided most of the highlights. A 1909 4¢ Washington definitive on bluish paper (Scott 360) grabbed the top realization.

  • donna-houseman
    Sep 2, 2015, 14:30 PM

    Should collectors promote stamp collecting by encouraging noncollectors to use postage stamps to create baubles and artwork?

    As stamp collectors, we become the stewards of postage stamps and postal history. We passionately protect our stamps and covers. We recognize that these fragile objects are ours to cherish for a brief moment in time before we pass them along to the next generation.

  • united-states-sarah-vaughan-stamp-jazz-pop-singer-2016
    Sep 2, 2015, 13:15 PM

    USPS will honor jazz artist Sarah Vaughan with stamp in 2016

    "It has been 25 years since Sarah Vaughan died but her legacy continues to be honored not only with many posthumous recordings but now on a commemorative Forever stamp," Jazz Corner reports.

  • neon-celebrate-new-stamp
    Sep 1, 2015, 16:45 PM

    Neon Celebrate stamp coming Sept. 9

    The 2015 Neon Celebrate stamp can be distinguished from the original 2011 issue by the relocation of the "Forever" and "USA" inscriptions.

  • elvis-presley-stamp-advertisement
    Sep 1, 2015, 15:45 PM

    Elvis Presley, as advertised

    The United States Postal Service has launched a targeted campaign that places ads promoting the Elvis Presley stamps in cities important in the musician's life and career.

  • united-states-old-faithful-express-mail-stamps-parcel-scott-4379
    Sep 1, 2015, 12:59 PM

    Express, Priority Mail stamps dress up coffee parcels

    It is always fun to receive feedback from Dollar-Sign Stamps readers, particularly when they share interesting items of postal history. A reader in Oregon used colorful assortments of Express Mail and Priority Mail stamps to mail parcels of coffee to a customer in Alaska. Here are a couple of real eye-catchers.