US Stamps

May 26, 2018 01:00 PM

Ohio Colopex show June 15 and 16

The Columbus Philatelic Club will present the Colopex stamp show June 15-16 at the St. Andrew-Nugent Parish Hall, 1899 McCoy Road in Columbus, Ohio.

US Stamps

May 25, 2018 11:15 AM

USPS embraces fancy printing techniques, receives positive press

There is a vast number of innovative printing techniques available, and it seems like the USPS is going down the list and incorporating them into stamps.

US Stamps

May 25, 2018 11:00 AM

More details released for first U.S. scratch-and-sniff stamps

The 10 different stamp designs are watercolor illustrations, and each show two refreshing, colorful treats on a stick set against a white background.

US Stamps

May 25, 2018 10:45 AM

Secret Service visits Czyl’s Penny Post: Inside Linn's

Also included in this issue: a look at an odd use of the customs collection process and more.

US Stamps

May 25, 2018 09:30 AM

Two 1950 covers show free forwarding of merchant mariner mail

In 1950, the Post Office Department allowed mail sent to a merchant marine crew member whose ship had sailed before receipt to be forwarded without additional cost.

US Stamps

May 25, 2018 08:30 AM

Frozen Treats stamps will feature scratch and sniff: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, covers from stamp dealers are capturing more attention.

US Stamps

May 23, 2018 05:40 PM

Zeigler chosen as new APS president

In a May 23 telephone meeting, the American Philatelic Society board of directors named Bob Zeigler to replace departing president Mick Zais.

US Stamps

May 23, 2018 02:50 PM

Designer of first U.S. Love stamp passes away

Robert Indiana used his own bold text-based artwork to design the first Love stamp in 1973.

US Stamps

May 23, 2018 09:00 AM

1¢ Franklin postcard commemorates Japan-Russia Peace Conference of 1905

Turning over a postcard is always a wise move. In the postcard shown here, the address side is ordinary.

US Stamps

May 21, 2018 11:40 AM

Scratch-and-sniff U.S. stamps coming June 20

The Frozen Treats set of 10 U.S. stamps scheduled to be issued June 20 will be treated with a scratch-and-sniff feature that releases a sweet scent.

US Stamps

May 21, 2018 09:45 AM

Two U.S. nuclear-powered ships named ‘Savannah’

The cover for the launching of NS Savannah is franked with the 1944 3¢ depicting the steamship of the same name, plus the 1955 3¢ Atoms for Peace issue (Scott 1070).

US Stamps

May 21, 2018 08:00 AM

Thinking outside the auction publicity box; Siegel pitches William H. Gross story to writers

Not only will such articles benefit the sales, but publicity for stamp collecting in the popular press is a great win for the hobby, too.

US Stamps

May 18, 2018 09:30 AM

June 9 U.S. commemorative stamp honors Flag Act of 1818

The Flag Act of 1818 forever changed how Americans view the most familiar and beloved symbol of their country.

US Stamps

May 18, 2018 07:30 AM

John Lennon varieties dominate the headlines: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the results of the Linn's 2017 United States stamp popularity poll were announced.

US Stamps

May 17, 2018 08:00 PM

Zais confirmed by Senate, resigns as APS president

Mick Zais, elected APS president in 2016, resigned that position after he was confirmed May 16 as deputy secretary of the Department of Education.

US Stamps

May 17, 2018 05:15 PM

July 4 celebration for U.S. O Beautiful stamp set

Photographs of amber waves of grain and mountain majesties are among the 20 images on the O Beautiful stamp set scheduled for a July 4 issue date.

US Stamps

May 17, 2018 04:00 PM

Covers sent from stamp dealers do not deserve the bad rap they receive

Purists in the world of postal history sometimes look down their noses at covers sent from stamp dealers.

US Stamps

May 16, 2018 11:00 AM

Winter birds soar into spotlight Sept. 22

The U.S. Postal Service has announced the Birds in Winter stamp dedication event will take place in Vermont on Sept. 22.

US Stamps

May 16, 2018 07:00 AM

WWI stamp ceremony set for Kansas City, Mo.

The U.S. Postal Service has announced the World War I: Turning the Tide stamp dedication event will take place July 27.

US Stamps

May 15, 2018 05:00 PM

New ‘Stamp of the Century’ book explores the Inverted Jenny stamp, owners, airmail

Interviews with descendents of owners of the Inverted Jenny error helped unearth never-before heard stories that added to the lore of the stamp.

US Stamps

May 15, 2018 10:45 AM

Art of Magic FDOI date, location revealed

The five forever stamp designs celebrating magic will have a first-day ceremony on Aug. 7 in Las Vegas, Nev.

US Stamps

May 14, 2018 10:45 AM

Cachets document unusual ways to move the mail in the 20th century

Unusual methods of moving the mails, including an indoor aquatic balloon post, explored again by U.S. Notes columnist John M. Hotchner.

US Stamps

May 14, 2018 10:00 AM

Results of the 2017 Linn’s U.S. stamp popularity poll

The results of the 2017 Linn’s United States Stamp Popularity Poll have been tabulated, and voters gave a decisive win to the Total Solar Eclipse stamp.

US Stamps

May 11, 2018 07:00 AM

The 2017 Flag forever ATM pane is a good buy: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we learned that double prints are widely misunderstood among modern stamp collectors.

US Stamps

May 10, 2018 02:20 PM

New U.S. high-denominations; first responders honored

New United States stamps announced for 2018 include a set of three Statue of Freedom high-denomination issues, and a First Responders forever stamp.

US Stamps

May 10, 2018 01:45 PM

Four varieties for U.S. John Lennon stamp

The United States John Lennon forever stamp will be issued Sept. 7 in various gradient colors, creating four collectible major varieties.

US Stamps

May 07, 2018 08:30 AM

USPS, cachetmakers address Postal Service’s cacheted first-day covers

The United States Postal Service provided additional information about the cacheted covers it produced for two recent stamp issues.

US Stamps

May 05, 2018 11:00 AM

Get creative and caption this 1989 $2.40 Raising of the Flag on the Lunar Surface stamp

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

US Stamps

May 04, 2018 08:00 AM

Double prints simulated by tagging ghosts

A recent submission to one of the expertizing services brought up a common misunderstanding regarding modern United States stamps.

US Stamps

May 03, 2018 01:30 PM

Emperor goose acrylic painting wins junior duck stamp contest

Eighteen-year-old artist Rayen Kang, a student from Johns Creek, Ga., took top honors in the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2018-19 junior duck stamp contest.

US Stamps

May 03, 2018 10:00 AM

Peace Rose forever stamp dedicated at beautiful outdoor event

The U.S. Postal Service hosted a first-day ceremony for the Peace Rose forever stamp at the Gardens of the American Rose Center in Shreveport, La. on April 21.

US Stamps

May 02, 2018 02:00 PM

Scott numbers issued for Mister Rogers, STEM stamps

These new Scott catalog numbers were assigned to U.S. and U.N. stamps issued during the past month.

US Stamps

May 02, 2018 08:00 AM

Chicago’s June 1-3 Compex show in River Grove; Illinois statehood is show theme

Compex 2018, the stamp show of the Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland Inc., will take place June 1-3 at a new location, Guerin College Prep, 8001 W. Belmont Ave., River Grove, Ill.

US Stamps

May 01, 2018 03:15 PM

Aug. 11 issue date for red stamp celebrating airmail

The red companion to the blue U.S. Airmail forever stamp issued May 1 will have its own first-day ceremony on Aug. 11, in College Park, Md.

US Stamps

May 01, 2018 03:06 PM

Flag forever stamp ATM pane a good buy

The stamps, on thin paper, have gauge 11¼ by 10¾ serpentine die cuts on two, three or four sides.

US Stamps

May 01, 2018 02:30 PM

Flag Day parade to host Flag Act stamp ceremony

June 9 is the scheduled issue date for a U.S. forever stamp commemorating the 1818 Flag Act. A first-day ceremony will take place in Appleton, Wis.

US Stamps

May 01, 2018 10:20 AM

U.S. stamps featuring Frozen Treats June 20

The first-day ceremony for the Frozen Treats set of 10 forever stamps will take place June 20 at a children’s museum in Austin, Texas.

US Stamps

April 30, 2018 10:30 AM

A forerunner to today’s email message found on WWI Red Cross postcard

The purpose of the card was quite simple, as evidenced by the preprinted text on the message side of the card.

US Stamps

April 30, 2018 10:00 AM

Indiana’s Valparaiso University created stamp-like label in 1950 for anniversary

The stamplike label has no value stated. Instead it is inscribed “Valparaiso University,” “Center of Culture” and “Citadel of Faith.”

US Stamps

April 27, 2018 08:30 AM

Astronaut Sally Ride honored on forever stamp May 23; first-day ceremony at University of California San Diego

Sally Ride, the astronaut who became the first American woman to travel into space, is being honored on a new United States forever stamp.

US Stamps

April 27, 2018 08:30 AM

Don’t be so quick to judge a cover by its appearance: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, a prized cover bearing a pair of $5 Alexander Hamilton stamps surfaced.

US Stamps

April 26, 2018 03:00 PM

Postal museum to display Hamilton-Burr dueling pistols

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum on May 25 will open a new exhibit “Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon” that will run through March 3, 2019.

US Stamps

April 25, 2018 01:00 PM

Speakers announced for U.S. airmail stamp’s dedication

Speakers for the May 1 ceremony include representatives from the Air Force and the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum.

US Stamps

April 25, 2018 08:15 AM

Library plans anniversary party for Nov. 2-3

The occasion is the library’s 50th anniversary, and the festivities will take place Nov. 2-3 at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pa.

US Stamps

April 24, 2018 09:00 AM

Rochester Philatelic Association’s Ropex show May 18-19 in Canandaigua, N.Y.

Canandaigua is located in the resort Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The civic center is about a 30-minute drive southeast from Rochester.

US Stamps

April 23, 2018 03:30 PM

Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship accepting applications through May 15

The American Philatelic Society is accepting applications for its Young Philatelic Leaders Fellowship program through May 15.

US Stamps

April 23, 2018 08:00 AM

Variety of stamp club activities suggested: Selling, trading, exhibits talks and more

Bigalke received a number of suggestions in response to my Philatelic Foreword column in the April 9 Linn’s seeking input on activities for stamp club meeting.

US Stamps

April 23, 2018 07:45 AM

You can’t always judge a cover by its appearance

According to post office rules that prohibited any additions to postal cards, this card had to be treated as first class-mail and charged the then-current 2¢ rate.

US Stamps

April 20, 2018 11:45 AM

Fond memories of Barbara Bush: Inside Linn's

Also included in this issue are articles looking at the stamps from Thailand and Turks and Caicos Islands.

US Stamps

April 20, 2018 09:30 AM

Second cover bearing $5 Alexander Hamilton multiple surfaces at stamp show

It joins four other postage due uses bearing single $5 Hamilton stamps that are known as top-of-the-stack covers.