Discovering why a modern printing flaw occurred

November 29, 2017 11:10 AM

Let’s look at an example of how the BEP would respond to inquiries. Shown nearby are two examples of parallel lines covering the entire stamps.


Add waves to your collection with this beautiful 2012 USPS $1 definitive

November 29, 2017 10:22 AM

It appears that few dealers and almost no collectors bought panes of 10 $1 stamps in quantity at the time they were issued.


A tale of a water-logged Priority Mail cover with a happy ending

November 22, 2017 11:00 AM

More often than not, both the cover and the contents suffer. Such was the case for a partially water-logged Priority Mail flat I received in mid-October.


United Airlines and Boeing 747 aircraft: reminiscing via a first-flight cover

November 22, 2017 08:50 AM

The envelope’s cachet features a line drawing of the jet, and a map showing New York and London.


Butterfly or no butterfly: USPS is not telling

November 22, 2017 07:46 AM

While all of the other stamps announced by the Postal Service for 2017 have been issued, the California Dogface Butterfly stamp has not.


Breaking down Christmas seals: Week’s Most Read

November 17, 2017 09:32 AM

Also this week, the USPS said its controllable loss for the year was $814 million, compared to $610 million in fiscal 2016.


Readers, what do you think Columbus saw?

November 16, 2017 03:30 PM

Both winners will receive Linn’s Stamp Identifier published by Amos Media Co., or a 13-week subscription to Linn’s (a new subscription or an extension).


Early Christmas card in an envelope was sent in December 1882

November 16, 2017 11:45 AM

The card is not signed by the printer or artist, but with its silk decoration around the outside and multicolor printing, it must have cost a pretty penny.


Life as contemplated via postage stamps

November 15, 2017 02:45 PM

Patton struggled with thoughts of suicide, but it was the stamp that pulled her away from those thoughts.


Holiday issues, convertible booklet panes assigned Scott catalog numbers

November 15, 2017 12:15 AM

Among the issues receiving new Scott catalog numbers are four stamps that depict Ezra Jack Keats’ classic children’s book, The Snowy Day.


Back-of-the-book issues are always suitable for any collection

November 15, 2017 10:09 AM

This stamp is a good buy in all grades very fine or better at the Scott catalog values.


APS/APRL Nov. 14 joint board meeting: staff updates, budget, more

November 14, 2017 03:20 PM

The meeting lasted slightly less than one hour and included farewells to APS expertizing director Mercer Bristow and librarian Tara Murray.


Christmas seal collecting goes beyond obtaining each year’s single seal

November 13, 2017 02:00 PM

In the early years, the different design types can be traced back to the fact that multiple printers were needed to produce seals for national distribution.


What exactly are Christmas seals?

November 10, 2017 01:35 PM

Also included on the inside of the flyer are statistics that show the decline in deaths from tuberculous from 1904.


Flawed stamps for the taking: Week’s Most Read

November 10, 2017 11:44 AM

Also this week, we see some refreshing creativity from the Nat'l Postal Museum in regards to a recent exhibit.


Creativity at the Postal Museum

November 06, 2017 10:09 AM

Who doesn’t enjoy a beautiful work of art? For stamp collectors it’s easy to enjoy multiple works through our hobby.


2018 Scott Classic Specialized catalog now available

November 06, 2017 09:00 AM

Special thanks also go to our many advisors who offer improvements each year to make this catalog an invaluable reference for collectors.


Nov. 3 Jeopardy! clue to feature stamp

November 02, 2017 05:30 PM

Jeopardy! fans should find a philatelic clue in the Nov. 3 episode, according to a recent message from the United States Postal Service.


Collecting flawed stamps is an ideal way to start collecting

November 02, 2017 04:00 PM

Poor relations of stampdom need a home, too. We can’t all afford the most pristine of examples for our albums.


Becoming a philatelic expert: Are you ready?

November 02, 2017 08:45 AM

Experts are students, and handling both the genuine and the falsified material that others send in forces the expert to dig deep into his or her knowledge base.


USPS reveals Alzheimer's semipostal design, issue date

November 02, 2017 09:40 AM

The United States Postal Service will issue the Alzheimer's semipostal stamp Nov. 30 with a ceremony at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.


United States, China collide on handsome 12¢ claret-brown Benjamin Franklin stamp

November 01, 2017 11:40 AM

While many intermediate-level collectors have concluded their regular postage collections up to the point that they can afford, they are still working on the back-of-the-book-issues.
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