• vietnam-war-medal-of-honor-stamp
    Apr 29, 2016, 16:19 PM

    Stamp poll voters pick Christmas with Charlie Brown as their favorite U.S. issue of 2015

    The set of 10 stamps titled A Charlie Brown Christmas took the top honors of the 33 stamp and postal stationery issues listed in the recent poll.

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    Apr 29, 2016, 14:43 PM

    After all designs revealed, National Parks set on sale June 2

    Designs for the last two National Parks forever stamps were revealed April 22 and April 25, respectively, by the U.S. Postal Service.

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    Apr 29, 2016, 14:31 PM

    New U.S. stamp market report makes debut: Editor’s Insights

    Linn’s introduces a new quarterly market report that replaces the former Linn’s U.S. Stamp Market Index.

  • tip-of-the-week-1924-george-washington-booklet-pane
    Apr 29, 2016, 14:06 PM

    1924 George Washington booklet pane: Tip of the Week

    On April 14, 1924, the U.S. Post Office Department issued a 2¢ carmine George Washington stamp (Scott 583).

  • used-1-cent-us-pan-american-invert
    Apr 29, 2016, 13:08 PM

    Hawaiian Missionary stamp highlights Kelleher Auction at $34,220

    The firm of Daniel F. Kelleher held a four-day “Flagship” sale March 21-24 at its headquarters in Danbury, Conn.

  • unusual-two-on-one-us-stamp
    Apr 29, 2016, 13:00 PM

    Gary Peters’ Hawaii collection shines at Rumsey sale

    Schuyler Rumsey offered the Gary Peters collection of Hawaii on March 18 and a “Gems of Philately” sale March 19.

  • duke-ellington-performing-arts-stamp
    Apr 29, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 29: Duke Ellington

    Jazz legend Duke Ellington has appeared on two United States stamps, including a 22¢ issue in the Performing Arts series that commemorated him on his birthday.

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    Apr 28, 2016, 17:06 PM

    If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t genuine

    There is no shortage of interesting material out there to tempt collectors who are drawn to the unusual. But one must always be careful.

  • lionel-barrymore-performing-arts-stamp
    Apr 28, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 28: Lionel Barrymore

    The eldest of the famed Barrymore acting siblings during the first half of the 20th century, Oscar-winner Lionel Barrymore's many film roles included that of the banker, Mr. Potter, in It's a Wonderful Life.

  • dollar-sign-stamps-two-dollar-americana
    Apr 27, 2016, 15:26 PM

    1978 $2 Americana pictures kerosene table lamp: Dollar-Sign Stamps

    The middle denomination in the trio of dollar-denominated Americana stamps is the $2 value. It is most often found used in combination with other stamps on parcels and registered mail.

  • samuel-morse-famous-americans-stamp
    Apr 27, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 27: Samuel F.B. Morse

    He's associated most strongly with the development of the successful telegraph and the Morse code used to transmit messages, but Samuel F.B. Morse was also an artist and pioneer photographer.

  • little-american-cancer-society-center-002-1
    Apr 26, 2016, 11:47 AM

    Quad-City Stamp Club ‘Stamps out Cancer’ at 39th annual auction

    The Quad-City Stamp Club’s 39th Annual Stamp Out Cancer Auction raised just over $6,000. This brings the cumulative proceeds from these auctions to over $271,000.

  • frederick-law-olmsted-commemorative
    Apr 26, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 26: Frederick Law Olmsted

    Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted designed New York City's famed Central Park, as well as the U.S. Capitol Grounds, and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

  • junior-duck-stamp-contest-winner-2016
    Apr 25, 2016, 12:47 PM

    California youth wins 2016 federal junior duck stamp competition

    The colored pencil entry, which won the California State Junior Duck Stamp Contest, was chosen from 192 entries.

  • yellowstone-national-park-stamp
    Apr 25, 2016, 10:40 AM

    National Parks set wraps up with Yellowstone National Park

    Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park each year draws more than 3 million visitors enjoying its expansive wilderness. The bison on the upcoming forever stamp symbolize the many species of mammals found in the park.

  • edward-murrow-commemorative-journalist
    Apr 25, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 25: Edward R. Murrow

    Edward R. Murrow was one of the most trusted journalists during World War II and beyond. Murrow reported for CBS for 25 years, and served as director of the U.S. Information Agency in the early 1960s.

  • robert-penn-warren-literary-arts
    Apr 24, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 24: Robert Penn Warren

    Robert Penn Warren won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel All the King's Men, and two more for collections of poetry. Warren was born April 24, 1905.

  • william-shakespeare-commemorative
    Apr 23, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 23: William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare, the most celebrated writer in the world, was born 452 years ago on (or near) April 23, 1564; and died exactly 400 years ago, on April 23, 1616.

  • theodore-roosevelt-national-park-stamp
    Apr 22, 2016, 15:10 PM

    Stamp design for Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota was established in 1947, and today covers more than 70,000 acres. Visitors enjoy many outdoor activities, including hiking, biking and canoeing.

  • american-philatelic-society
    Apr 22, 2016, 14:36 PM

    APS executive director reports on membership, finances, McCoy stamp mystery

    There was a decline in membership during the first quarter of 2016, but an increase in new applications over 2015.

  • ethel-mccoy-women-collectors
    Apr 22, 2016, 13:36 PM

    Ethel McCoy and other women collectors paved the way in a mostly male hobby

    A recent news story on Linns.com reveals the discovery of one of the two missing 1918 United States Jenny Invert airmail error stamps from the famed McCoy block of four.

  • american-philatelic-society
    Apr 22, 2016, 12:29 PM

    APS elections underway for board of directors and library trustees

    APS members will vote for candidates who are running for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and director at large in May.

  • stolen-jenny-invert-mccoy-block-position-76
    Apr 22, 2016, 09:14 AM

    Stolen Jenny Invert recovered, John Lennon's stamp collection profiled: Week’s Most Read

    Also this week, John Hotchner told the story of a cover that, for no apparent reason, caught his attention, and a fake-stamp artist sparked controversy.

  • queen-isabella-pledging-jewels-columbian
    Apr 22, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 22: Queen Isabella

    Queen Isabella and her husband Ferdinand became the powerful rulers of Spain during the 15th century. Their support of Christopher Columbus led to his voyages of discovery in 1492.

  • national-parks-stamps-san-francisco-maritime
    Apr 21, 2016, 12:12 PM

    Fourteen of 16 U.S. National Parks stamp designs have been revealed

    United States stamp designs honoring five national parks were revealed during mid-April. The parks that are newly featured are Haleakala National Park in Hawaii; Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C.; Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont; Mount Rainier National Park in Washington; and San Francisco Maritime Historical Park in California.

  • jenny-invert-mccoy-block-position-76-recovered
    Apr 21, 2016, 10:40 AM

    The story behind the Jenny Invert from McCoy block recovered in New York

    One of the two missing 1918 United States Jenny Invert airmail error stamps from the famed McCoy block of four that was stolen in 1955 was recovered in early April.

  • san-francisco-maritime-national-historical-park
    Apr 21, 2016, 09:20 AM

    Stamp to feature San Francisco maritime park

    San Francisco National Historical Park in California is featured on the 14th stamp revealed in the upcoming National Parks set from the United States Postal Service.

  • stamp-market-tips-united-states-golden-eagle-pass-souvenir-sheet
    Apr 20, 2016, 12:41 PM

    Golden Eagle Pass souvenir sheet tough to find: Stamp Market Tips

    On Dec. 10, 1987, the National Park Service issued a $25 Golden Eagle Pass souvenir sheet of seven (Scott RVP1). The top right stamp is inscribed“Golden Eagle Pass” alongside an eagle in flight. The designs of the other stamps are from paintings produced for the Arts for the Parks program.

  • us-stamp-notes-1962-mental-illness-stamp-proposal
    Apr 20, 2016, 12:21 PM

    1962 Congressional proposal for mental illness stamp discovered: U.S. Stamp Notes

    A mental Illness stamp proposal in 1962 failed to pass muster. The stamp would have marked the 150th anniversary in 1963 of the founding of the Friends Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., the nation’s oldest private psychiatric hospital.

  • us-stamp-notes-may-cartoon-caption-contest-arbor-day-stamp
    Apr 20, 2016, 12:05 PM

    May cartoon caption contest: U.S. Stamp Notes

    Spring is the planting season and summer is the growing season, so the Arbor Day stamp of 1932 (Scott 717) is a good selection for the cartoon caption contest for May.

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    Apr 20, 2016, 11:24 AM

    Olympian to speak on stamps and sports at World Stamp Show-NY 2016: Linn’s Buzz

    Former Olympians and a specialist in Olympic-based stamps will be on the World Stamp Show - NY 2016 on May 30.

  • mount-rainier-national-park-stamp
    Apr 20, 2016, 09:40 AM

    Mount Rainier stamp shows star trails

    A dramatic nighttime photograph showing star trails above Mount Rainier will be featured on a forever stamp to be issued June 2 in the forthcoming National Parks set of 16.

  • harold-lloyd-silent-screen-stars-stamp
    Apr 20, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 20: Harold Lloyd

    American silent film actor and director Harold Lloyd was a master of comedy who starred in hundreds of feature films and comedy shorts. He was featured on a 29¢ stamp in the 1994 Silent Screen Stars set.

  • marsh-billings-rockefeller-national-historical-park
    Apr 19, 2016, 10:10 AM

    Bierstadt painting on Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Park stamp

    Details of a painting by Albert Bierstadt will be shown on a forever stamp planned for June 2 commemorating Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont.

  • gordon-eubanks-giving-his-presentation
    Apr 18, 2016, 12:08 PM

    Royal Philatelic Society London presents an astonishing display of classic United States issues

    A variety of classic United States postage stamps from 1851-56 headlined a recent presentation at the Royal Philatelic Society London.

  • kenilworth-aquatic-gardens-national-park-stamp
    Apr 18, 2016, 11:10 AM

    Washington, D.C., aquatic park joins National Parks list

    A new stamp revealed in the United States National Parks set planned for June 2 features a photograph of water lilies by Cindy Dyer, whose photographs of water lilies previously appeared on stamps in 2015.

  • selena-latin-music-legends-stamp
    Apr 16, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 16: Selena

    Tejano singer Selena (1971-95) was honored on a forever stamp issued March 16, 2011, in the Latin Music Legends commemorative set.

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    Apr 15, 2016, 13:46 PM

    More National Parks centenary stamps revealed

    Five new U.S. stamps have been revealed. They will feature various national parks from around the United States.

  • haleakala-national-park-hawaii-stamp
    Apr 15, 2016, 13:10 PM

    Glimpse of Hawaiian park on new stamp in June

    A rainbow on the volcanic landscape of Haleakala National Park is featured in the photograph by Kevin Ebi that will appear on a forever stamp in June.

  • jenny-invert-mccoy-block-position-76-recovered
    Apr 15, 2016, 12:52 PM

    Jenny Invert from McCoy block recovered in New York City

    One of the two missing 1918 United States Jenny Invert airmail error stamps from the famed McCoy block that was stolen in 1955 was recovered in early April. Auctioneer Spink USA in New York City announced the electrifying find April 15.

  • bessie-smith-american-music-stamp
    Apr 15, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 15: Bessie Smith

    The American Music commemorative series honored singer Bessie Smith on a 29¢ in the Blues and Jazz Singers set issued Sept. 17, 1994.

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    Apr 14, 2016, 17:19 PM

    New Confederate States work shows how censuses play key role in philatelic research

    Linn’s recently received a review copy of the recently published study Uniontown, Alabama, Postmaster’s Provisionals by Francis J. Crown Jr. Not only is this work an important study for collectors of Confederate States of America philately, but it also emphasizes the importance of censuses to stamp collecting.

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    Apr 14, 2016, 10:27 AM

    When a cover screams ‘buy me’: U.S. Stamp Notes

    Some covers have a way of persuading buyers to purchase them simply due to their color schemes or interesting subject matter.

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    Apr 14, 2016, 10:19 AM

    Mother’s Day covers are hard to find: U.S. Stamp Notes

    While Mother’s Day is a widespread holiday among many cultures, there are few examples of stamp covers that recognize it.

  • gulf-islands-national-seashore-stamp
    Apr 14, 2016, 10:10 AM

    Heron featured on stamp for Gulf Islands

    A photograph by John Funderburk is shown on the forever stamp commemorating Gulf Islands National Seashore, part of the set of 16 stamps to be issued June 2 in New York City.

  • john-hanson-commemorative-stamp
    Apr 14, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 14: John Hanson

    Born April 14, 1715, in Charles County, Md., John Hanson served a one-year term as president of the Continental Congress from 1781 to 1782.

  • united-states-paul-newman-pane-stamp-market-tips
    Apr 13, 2016, 12:56 PM

    U.S. 2015 Paul Newman pane of 20: Tip of the Week

    On Sept. 18, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service issued a nondenominated (49¢) Paul Newman stamp (Scott 5020) in panes of 20. Although the Academy Award-winning actor/director was best known for his on-screen performances, the stamp, which is inscribed “Actor/Philanthropist,” is not part of the Legends of Hollywood series.

  • grand-canyon-national-park-thomas-moran-stamp
    Apr 13, 2016, 10:10 AM

    Thomas Moran painting depicts Grand Canyon

    The eighth forever stamp from the planned 16-stamp set honoring the National Park Service centenary features a painting by Thomas Moran as reproduced on a chromolithograph in 1912.

  • edna-lewis-celebrity-chefs-stamp
    Apr 13, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 13: Edna Lewis

    Known as the Grand Dame of Southern Cooking, Edna Lewis (1916-2006) developed a following of celebrity diners, and wrote a series of cookbooks that shared her love of fresh ingredients and flavorful meals.

  • united-states-10-cent-1869-stamp
    Apr 12, 2016, 14:32 PM

    Vivid memories of the 1956 New York international

    Michael Laurence had been a fairly serious kid collector of U.S. stamps, but wasn’t the show-going type until his first stamp show in New York in 1956.

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    Apr 12, 2016, 11:42 AM

    Come explore World Stamp Show-NY 2016

    No matter what piques your stamp-collecting interest, there is bound to be some group meeting here for you.

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    Apr 12, 2016, 11:23 AM

    Keep your eyes open for freebies at WSS-NY 2016

    There will be plenty of opportunities to acquire free stuff at World Stamp Show-NY 2016. Let’s take a look at a few of the notable freebies.

  • carl-hammer-gallery-fake-stamp-art
    Apr 12, 2016, 11:21 AM

    Chicago artist sparks controversy with fake stamps: Linn’s Buzz

    A recent feature from the Chicago Reader profiles Michael Hernandez de Luna, an artist who has been creating his own fraudulent stamps for over 20 years.

  • glacier-bay-national-park-alaska-stamp
    Apr 12, 2016, 11:10 AM

    Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park on stamp in June

    Arizona photographer Tom Bean captured an image of sunset at Reid Inlet in Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. His photograph will appear on a U.S. forever stamp in June.

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    Apr 12, 2016, 09:30 AM

    What should you take to World Stamp Show-NY 2016?

    What should you take to the show, besides yourself (and your family) and money to spend? First, you need some of the basic tools of the hobby.

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    Apr 12, 2016, 09:26 AM

    Philatelic destinations in New York City and nearby

    Traveling to major stamp destinations around the world was a very rewarding experience, but there is truth in the old saying: There’s no place like home!

  • 1903-henry-clay-stamp
    Apr 12, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 12: Henry Clay

    American legislator and secretary of state Henry Clay (1777-1852) was a key figure in the decision to engage the British in the War of 1812. He ran for president three times, representing three political parties.

  • everglades-national-park-stamp
    Apr 11, 2016, 11:50 AM

    Stamp will feature Everglades National Park in Florida

    A forever stamp commemorating Everglades National Park is one of 16 stamps that will be issued June 2 in a set celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

  • dean-acheson-commemorative-stamp
    Apr 11, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 11: Dean Acheson

    Dean Acheson served in the State Department under presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman; he was named secretary of state in 1949.

  • frances-perkins-secretary-of-labor-stamp
    Apr 10, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 10: Frances Perkins

    Frances Perkins was the first woman appointed to a position in the U.S. Cabinet, serving as secretary of labor from 1933 to 1945. The headquarters of the Department of Labor is named in her honor.

  • paul-robeson-black-heritage-stamp
    Apr 9, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 9: Paul Robeson

    Singer and actor Paul Robeson (1898-1976) became internationally famous, both as an entertainer and as an important voice in the struggle for human rights.

  • american-philatelic-society-exhibiting-judging-manual
    Apr 8, 2016, 11:16 AM

    American Philatelic Society seeks input on revised judging manual

    Interested collectors and exhibitors are now able to view and comment on revised guidelines for judging philatelic exhibits at American Philatelic Society World Series of Philately National shows. Linn's reported in early April that those guidelines were under discussion by the APS Committee on Accreditation of National Exhibitions and Judges (CANEJ).

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    Apr 8, 2016, 09:45 AM

    Fifth U.S. National Parks stamp pays tribute to Carlsbad Caverns

    The fifth of 16 National Parks stamp designs being revealed this month by the United States Postal Service depicts a stunning photograph by Richard McGuire of the interior of Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.

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    Apr 8, 2016, 09:07 AM

    New USPS stamps revealed, beautiful post office doesn’t make buying stamps easy: Week’s Most Read

    Also this week, Linn's readers enjoyed posts about the auctioning off of a remarkable stamp collection at WSS-NY, and the reveal of the first National Parks stamp.

  • yip-harburg-commemorative-stamp
    Apr 8, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 8: Yip Harburg

    New York City native Yip Harburg was one of America's most famous lyricists; his popular standards include Over the Rainbow, and Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

  • cuba-george-washington-stamp-market-tips
    Apr 7, 2016, 17:09 PM

    Look for 1899 Cuba 2½c Washington: Stamp Market Tips

    In 1899, the U.S. military administration overprinted and surcharged U.S. definitive stamps for use in Cuba. We recently filled an order for the 2½-centavo-on-2¢ reddish-carmine George Washington stamp (Scott 223). The basic stamp used for the overprint and surcharge is the First Bureau issue type III (Scott 267). In examining 30 examples of the overprinted stamps, we found that all were on the type IV stamp (U.S. Scott 279B), which made them Cuba Scott 223A.

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    Apr 7, 2016, 11:52 AM

    March cartoon caption contest winners announced: U.S. Stamp Notes

    With the current preponderance of election news every time the TV is turned on, it is not surprising that a great many entries in our March contest dealt with that subject. The stamp of the month was the 1928 2¢ red issue showing Gen. George Washington praying at Valley Forge.

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    Apr 7, 2016, 10:29 AM

    Variable USPS first-day postmark offerings irk collectors: First-Day Covers

    Not just collectors of imperforate press sheets are scratching their heads at current changes in United States Postal Service practices. Some first-day cover collectors are perplexed, too. There was no pictorial black-and-white postmark for the new Sarah Vaughan stamp issued March 29.

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    Apr 7, 2016, 10:10 AM

    Painting used for Bandelier Monument stamp

    From the forthcoming set of 16 stamps commemorating the National Parks centennial, a forever stamp for Bandelier National Monument features a painting by Helmuth Naumer Sr.

  • american-philatelic-research-library-roof-leak
    Apr 7, 2016, 08:21 AM

    Library construction causes roof leak at APRL; some holdings damaged

    Damage to a roof at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pa., caused a leak in the library area that harmed some library materials. Long-term damage, however, was minimized through the quick efforts of staff members and volunteers. The $2.6 million American Philatelic Research Library construction project caused the roof leak, which was discovered March 14 after a rainy weekend.

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    Apr 6, 2016, 15:03 PM

    Advertising cover presents a ton of spotted Poland China piglets and their mother: U.S. Stamp Notes

    In the U.S. Stamp Notes column in the Aug. 24, 2015, issue of Linn’s, I showed a 1912 advertising cover featuring a Flemish giant rabbit. An anonymous donor has sent in the perfect follow-up: a cover showing a spotted Poland China matron pig and the litter of 10 to which she gave birth on April 22, 1922. According to the label on the illustration, the piglets weighed in at a total of 2,040 pounds by Oct. 22, 1922.

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    Apr 6, 2016, 12:19 PM

    A look back at political polling in the 19th century: U.S. Stamp Notes

    Political polling is ubiquitous these days. Who is leading the pack among challengers in the presidential race and who is catching up to them? What issues are tops on the minds of voters?

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    Apr 6, 2016, 11:37 AM

    Pinot Noir Grapes coil, Moon, United Nations stamps receive Scott catalog numbers

    Two United States issues received Scott catalog numbers during the past month: the 5¢ Pinot Noir Grapes coil stamp and the nondenominated ($1.20) Moon global forever stamp.

  • assateague-island-national-parks
    Apr 6, 2016, 10:10 AM

    Horses on stamp for Assateague Island

    A stamp celebrating Assateague Island National Seashore, which is divided between Maryland and Virginia, will be among the 16 stamps in the National Parks set to be issued June 2.

  • raphael-christmas-madonna-child-stamp
    Apr 6, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 6: Raphael

    Raphael's paintings from five centuries ago have been featured on United States stamps for Christmas, and on Love stamps and commemoratives.

  • tip-of-the-week-lady-bird-johnson-pane-without-die-cuts
    Apr 5, 2016, 11:30 AM

    Lady Bird Johnson pane without die cuts: Tip of the Week

    Claudia Alta Taylor, born Dec. 22, 1912, in Karnack, Harrison County, Texas, was destined to grow up to become “Lady Bird” Johnson, the wife of Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States. As First Lady, she started the Society for a More Beautiful National Capital, a beautification project. The main thrust of the program was the planting of millions of flowers around the capital city.

  • registered-cover-rush-lamp-and-candle-holder-americana-stamps
    Apr 5, 2016, 10:20 AM

    $1 Americana offers errors, interesting postal history: Dollar-Sign Stamps

    During 1978-79, three Americana stamps denominated $1, $2, and $5 were issued. This month’s column takes a look at the $1 stamp (Scott 1610), which pictures a colonial rush lamp and candle holder.

  • arches-national-park-commemorative
    Apr 5, 2016, 10:10 AM

    Utah’s Arches National Park stamp image shown

    The second stamp design revealed in the United States Postal Service's upcoming National Parks set shows Delicate Arch, a feature of Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.

  • gregory-peck-legends-of-hollywood
    Apr 5, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 5: Gregory Peck

    April 5 marks the 100th birth anniversary of Gregory Peck, whose many film performances include his starring role as attorney Atticus Finch in the 1962 drama, To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • acadia-national-park-commemorative
    Apr 4, 2016, 10:00 AM

    Postal Service reveals first of 16 National Parks stamps

    The United States Postal Service unveiled the first of 16 National Parks stamp designs for the set to be issued June 2. The new designs will be revealed one by one over the next three weeks.

  • maya-angelou-commemorative-stamp
    Apr 4, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 4: Maya Angelou

    American poet Maya Angelou received many honors over the course of her life, including more than 50 honorary degrees, the National Medal of Arts, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  • siegel-us-six-1869-1870-stamps-triple-rate
    Apr 3, 2016, 10:21 AM

    Price and Walske collections auctioned by Siegel in March

    Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries held a series of sales in mid-March, beginning with Don David Price’s remarkable collection of United States bicolor issues on March 15, followed by Steven Walske’s collection of U.S.-France trans-Atlantic mail on Marach 16.

  • alec-guinness-star-wars-stamp
    Apr 2, 2016, 03:30 AM

    Born April 2: Sir Alec Guinness

    A veteran of the Shakespearean stage and popular theater, British actor Alec Guinness (1914-2000) was also a star of superb film dramas, and played the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in three Star Wars movies.

  • commercial-express-co-texas-interior-stamp-cover
    Apr 1, 2016, 15:38 PM

    Commercial Express Co. delivered mail to Texas

    Many are aware of the Pony Express and Wells Fargo Express, but there are less well-known express firms that operated in the South after the Civil War.

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    Apr 1, 2016, 15:17 PM

    2017 Scott Vol. 1 features more than 13,000 value changes

    The United States stamp market continues at a slow, steady pace, resulting in few changes in Volume 1 of the Scott Standard catalog. Increases found in Confederate States of America.

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    Apr 1, 2016, 14:55 PM

    Linn's Bonus: WSS-NY 2016 Preview

    With the April 18 issue of Linn’s Stamp News monthly magazine comes a special preview of the eight-day international show to take place May 28-June 4 at the Javits Center in New York City.

  • purple-24-cent-winfield-scott-stamp-1873-75
    Apr 1, 2016, 11:04 AM

    A personal stamp exhibition odyssey: from Ameripex to Pacific 97

    As we prepare for the biggest stamp hobby event of the decade, World Stamp Show-NY 2016 that opens at the end of next month, please accompany me on my journey down memory lane as I revisit previous North American international shows I have attended. Although I had collected stamps since I was 11 years old in 1953, Ameripex 86 in Chicago was my first.

  • usa-star-nonprofit-org-coil-stamp
    Apr 1, 2016, 08:40 AM

    New U.S. Nonprofit revealed, Shirley Temple stamp issue approaches: Week’s Most Read

    Also this week, readers enjoyed posts about the vintage Curtiss Jenny biplane that will make a surprise appearance at World Stamp Show-NY 2016, Canada's square circle postmark, and the late Garry Shandling's interest in stamp collecting.