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2018 Scott U.S. Pocket catalog to be published in November

September 30, 2017 07:00 PM

The 2018 Scott United States Pocket Stamp Catalogue is a handy guide for the collector who wants basic U.S. stamp information in a portable format.

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2018 Scott U.S. Specialized catalog now available

September 30, 2017 09:00 AM

While there are many editorial enhancements in 2018, the big story is the large number of lowered values for stamps in very fine condition.

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‘Stamping Philately’ appears on ‘Jeopardy!,’ more Star Wars stamps: Week’s Most Read

September 29, 2017 09:00 AM

Also this week, we preview an upcoming trio of Star Wars booklets from Royal Mail that depict some of the movies’ most beloved aliens and robots.

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Beware unsupported, exaggerated claims on eBay

September 29, 2017 09:00 AM

While eBay is a wonderful resource for stamp collectors, as with just about every good thing, it can be a mixed blessing.

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USPS plans surprise Hockey issue Oct. 20

September 28, 2017 03:00 PM

A previously unannounced U.S. stamp issue will honor ice hockey during 100th anniversary celebrations of the National Hockey League.

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Bob Hautman notches third win at duck stamp contest

September 26, 2017 05:00 PM

Judging of this year’s contest took place during a two-day period in three rounds. Of the 227 original entries, 216 were actually judged.

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Museum stamp rescheduled for Oct. 13

September 26, 2017 03:00 PM

The commemorative forever stamp honoring the National Museum of African American History and Culture now has an Oct. 13 issue date.

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Contestants tackle ‘Jeopardy!’ stamp category

September 24, 2017 07:00 PM

Titled “Stamping Philately,” the category made its appearance in the first round of the Sept. 18 episode.

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Testimony concludes in Lady Liberty stamp trial; decision months away

September 23, 2017 10:00 AM

After an eight-day trial, the judge declared Sept. 20 that testimony had ended in Las Vegas sculptor Robert S. Davidson’s claim.

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Can you spot the red fibers in this 1995 Space Shuttle Express Mail stamp?

September 23, 2017 08:00 AM

The fibers vary in length and were added randomly to the pulp during the manufacturing process.

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45 years and counting: Linn’s and Scott embrace print, explore digital opportunities

September 22, 2017 09:00 AM

Donna Houseman reviews how the new millennium brought even more changes to Linn’s and the Scott catalogs.

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A valuable Presidential stamp, Paris issues 2024 Olympics stamp: Week’s Most Read

September 22, 2017 08:00 AM

Also this week, we come across some European stamps that were pulled from sale because they were missing the country's name.

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Tell us what Christopher Columbus is pointing at on this 1992 stamp honoring his voyages

September 21, 2017 05:00 PM

The important thing is to use your sense of humor, because entries with a humorous twist have the best chance of winning a prize.

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Have you come across plate blocks with no plate numbers?

September 20, 2017 07:00 PM

John Hotchner receives the following question a couple of times a year: “I have a plate block but it has no plate number. How come? Is this valuable?”

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The subtle feature of this $1 Woodrow Wilson stamp makes it worth the hunt

September 20, 2017 09:00 AM

Henry Gitner and Rick Miller last tipped this stamp in the Nov. 29, 2010, Stamp Market Tips. It is time to revisit it.

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Banned authors exhibit at Spellman museum

September 19, 2017 09:00 AM

The authors include Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Jack London, James Joyce, and many others.

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45 years and counting: a brief history of Amos-owned Linn’s and Scott catalogs

September 16, 2017 07:00 PM

When Donna Houseman began her journey with Amos Media in 1972, the company was named Sidney Printing and Publishing Co.

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Lovers are everywhere on this nifty cover

September 15, 2017 07:00 PM

Linn’s reader Thomas DeJulio of Bronxville, N.Y., has reported another album cover with a famous conductor, Annunzio Paolo Mantovani.

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U.S. Christmas Carols set of four to be issued Oct. 5 at ASDA show in New York City

September 15, 2017 09:00 AM

The nondenominated (49¢) forever stamps each depict a scene and a phrase evoking one of four Christmas songs.

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Vermont Greetings from America stamp depicts living alpine skier

September 14, 2017 09:00 AM

John Hotchner keeps track of living people shown on United States stamps. He has another example to add to the list.

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Twenty and done? USPS refuses to comment on future of Legends of Hollywood series

September 11, 2017 08:00 AM

The Legends of Hollywood series began in 1995 with the issuance of the 32¢ Marilyn Monroe stamp. The series’ future is uncertain.

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Pigpen and snowman jokes dominated August cartoon caption contest

September 08, 2017 05:00 PM

A certain resemblance between the Peanuts character Pigpen and his snowman loomed popular in our top entries for the August cartoon caption contest.

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1898 Trans-Mississippi essay eye candy, ‘First Days’ editor Sol Koved: Inside Linn’s

September 08, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Sept. 25 issue: Thomas P. Myers’ Stamps of Latin America column about Colombia’s overprinted airmail stamps of the early 1950s.

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Picture book ‘The Snowy Day’ celebrated on stamps

September 08, 2017 01:00 PM

Published in 1962, The Snowy Day won the Randolph Caldecott Medal the following year for the most distinguished picture book for children.

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Wilkinsburg Stamp Club’s souvenir sheets bring a dose of fun to the hobby

September 07, 2017 01:00 PM

The souvenir sheet’s purpose has been to help finance the Wilkinsburg Stamp Club’s annual stamp show, Wilkpex, held each April near Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Give this galloping carrier stamp a try

September 06, 2017 05:00 PM

There are many ways to collect city carrier stamps. Probably the most popular is by city of issue. This Baltimore, Md., 1¢ black stamp is appealing.

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Disney villains, paintings by Andrew Wyeth headline latest crop of Scott-official stamps

September 06, 2017 03:15 PM

Recently issued U.S. stamps, including the 10 Disney Villains stamps, were given new Scott numbers Sept. 4.

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Thermochromic ink put to the test; USPS contemplates 50¢ stamp: Week’s Most Read

September 01, 2017 08:50 AM

Also this week, Stranger & Stranger, a company that designs liquor brands, created International Day of Peace stamps for the United Nations.
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