US Stamps

August 13, 2018 10:00 AM

World War I stamp ceremony

With a musical backdrop by the American Legion Band playing Kansas City, the United States Postal Service dedicated its World War I stamp.

US Stamps

August 09, 2018 08:00 PM

Finding town cancels to match your name

For those who would like to personalize their collection or create a present for a friend, preparing covers with town cancellations reflecting someone’s name is both a conversation piece and a gift no else will give. 

US Stamps

August 09, 2018 03:15 PM

U.S. Magic souvenir sheet will have lenticular action: Week’s Most Read

Also, stamps that look like errors, but aren't; Marianne the Engaged; Washington stamp flat-pale printing; and more.

US Stamps

August 09, 2018 02:30 PM

APS, library boards hear strategic plan progress report

Improvements are evident in many areas, including finances, the APS executive director noted, but declining membership remains an issue.

US Stamps

August 08, 2018 11:00 AM

Poinsettia global forever stamp to be issued on a Sunday

The nondenominated ($1.15) stamp will be issued in a pane of 10 on Aug. 26; no first-day ceremony is planned.

US Stamps

August 07, 2018 01:00 PM

Tip of the week: Card proofs of the 1873 Departmental Official stamps

Card proofs are ever popular with specialist collectors of U.S. stamps. Here's one to look for.

US Stamps

August 07, 2018 08:00 AM

Flag Act, O Beautiful, other U.S. stamps receive Scott numbers

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

US Stamps

August 06, 2018 10:00 AM

Omaha hosts stamp show Sept. 8-9

The Omaha Philatelic Society is putting on its annual stamp show in Omaha, Neb. New collectors, noncollectors and experienced philatelists are welcome.

US Stamps

August 03, 2018 10:00 AM

Balpex stamp show in Maryland

The 80th annual show of the Baltimore Philatelic Society will take place Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2 at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Md.

US Stamps

August 03, 2018 09:45 AM

Stamps that look like errors but aren’t

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner explores how to identify printer’s waste.

US Stamps

August 03, 2018 09:00 AM

A page for family and philately

A family photograph ties in with boxing-related stamps and creates the perfect conversation piece in a stamp album.

US Stamps

August 03, 2018 08:30 AM

Four U.S. holiday stamps for 2018 revealed: Week’s Most Read

USPS dragons and foil stamps and Trump's call for the privatization of the Postal Service continue to make headlines this week.

US Stamps

August 02, 2018 09:45 AM

U.S. Magic souvenir sheet will have lenticular action

A previously unannounced souvenir sheet will use lenticular overlays to create the effect of a rabbit appearing and disappearing on its three stamps.

US Stamps

July 31, 2018 04:00 PM

Tip of the week: Washington stamp flat-plate printing

This stamp, issued in mid 1915, is missing from most U.S. collections.

US Stamps

July 27, 2018 01:45 PM

Birds in Winter stamp event at Vermont institute Sept. 22

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee, Vt., has been selected as the first-day-of-issue location for the Birds in Winter forever stamps to be issued Sept. 22.

US Stamps

July 27, 2018 11:30 AM

Rocky Mountain high for O Beautiful stamp issue

A recap of the O Beautiful stamps' first-day ceremony July 4 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

US Stamps

July 27, 2018 09:00 AM

History of the cartoon contest

Did you know our cartoon contest has run continuously for more than 30 years? Columnist John M. Hotchner offers the history and the next stamp to be captioned.

US Stamps

July 27, 2018 08:30 AM

Foil component to enhance U.S. Dragons stamp set: Week’s Most Read

USPS dominates the headlines this week with holiday stamps, dragons and foil, and the discontinuation of a long-running stamp.

US Stamps

July 25, 2018 08:00 AM

Tip of the week: Queen Liliuokalani postal card

An attractive issue from the Kingdom of Hawaii is the 1¢ red-on-buff Queen Liliuokalani postal card. Only 125,000 cards were produced between 1882 and 1892.

US Stamps

July 24, 2018 01:30 PM

Four U.S. holiday stamps for 2018 revealed

Forever stamps celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are planned for 2018. Issue dates will be revealed later, according to the Postal Service.

US Stamps

July 23, 2018 08:45 AM

Foil component to enhance U.S. Dragons stamp set

The four new U.S. Dragons stamps are offset-printed in panes of 16 with hot foil stamping.

US Stamps

July 23, 2018 08:30 AM

Second issue in two-stamp airmail commemoration Aug. 11

The Saturday first-day ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum and College Park Airport in Maryland.

US Stamps

July 23, 2018 08:15 AM

World’s fair philately: 19th and early 20th centuries

World’s fair philately has been a popular collecting area in the past, headlined by postal emissions from the United States. The first of these was for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.

US Stamps

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM

Dissecting an 1863 cash war permit: Inside Linn’s

Also, Swiss coil stamps and an app for the 2018 APS Stampshow.

US Stamps

July 19, 2018 11:30 AM

June APS Summer Seminar event highlights Statue of Freedom stamps

Express Mail flat and Statue of Freedom ceremony program souvenirs of Summer Seminar event.

US Stamps

July 19, 2018 10:00 AM

Americover FDC show runs Aug. 3-5 near Atlanta

The American First Day Cover Society is hosting its 63rd annual Americover show Aug. 3-5.

US Stamps

July 19, 2018 08:45 AM

After 24 years, USPS ends sales of $5 Washington Jackson stamp

The United States Postal Service is taking the $5 Washington and Jackson stamp off sale on July 31.

US Stamps

July 18, 2018 08:00 AM

Look for used United States Borah Peak and Scout Emblem airmail postal card

In-period use is required, and there is no interest in uprated cards. Unusual destinations can increase value.

US Stamps

July 17, 2018 11:40 AM

Sept. 13 ceremony for First Responders stamp

A postal tribute to emergency responders will be issued in Montana Sept. 13 at the U.S. Forest Service’s Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center.

US Stamps

July 16, 2018 09:45 AM

Cowboy artist featured in painting on Montana stamp

It is not just some anonymous cowboy sitting atop the horse in the United States 25¢ Montana Statehood Centennial stamp (Scott 2401) issued Jan. 15, 1989.

US Stamps

July 16, 2018 09:30 AM

Scott catalog courses at APS Stampshow 2018

At the American Philatelic Society Stampshow 2018, Aug. 9-12 in Columbus, Ohio, there will be two presentations related to the Scott catalog.

US Stamps

July 13, 2018 11:30 AM

Meet the sculptor behind the $3.6 million settlement: Inside Linn’s

Also, take a walk through the stamps for the short-lived Provisional Government of Western Thrace.

US Stamps

July 13, 2018 10:30 AM

Ready for a little abracadabra? U.S. Art of Magic stamps Aug. 7

The Art of Magic stamps feature digital illustrations that depict “five classic tricks magicians use to amaze and delight audiences,” according to the Postal Service.

US Stamps

July 11, 2018 01:45 PM

John Lennon first-day event planned for Central Park

A time and location has been revealed for the Sept. 7 first-day ceremony for the United States John Lennon forever stamps.

US Stamps

July 10, 2018 09:00 AM

Most June contest entries — but not all — avoided politics

Several entries referenced the 1947 Monaco airmail stamp that shows FDR with an extra finger on his left hand.

US Stamps

July 09, 2018 10:00 AM

Reporting on Postal Service stamp product information

Editor-in-chief Jay Bigalke addresses recent changes regarding the way the U.S. Postal Service releases new product information, and announces a new weekly feature.

US Stamps

July 09, 2018 09:30 AM

Plate varieties found on Fourth Bureau Issue

Plate variety collecting is a deep and rich field that can provide hours of fun. In this week's U.S. Stamp Notes, John M. Hotchner takes a look at a plate scratch and double transfer.

US Stamps

July 06, 2018 02:00 PM

Scott assigns one number to 2018 federal duck stamp

The United States $25 Mallards federal duck stamp issued in three different formats on June 29 is essentially one stamp, according to Scott editors.

US Stamps

July 06, 2018 11:15 AM

World War I forever stamp debuts July 27 in Kansas City

The United States Postal Service will issue a single forever stamp July 27 to pay tribute to America’s important contributions to the Allied victory in World War I.

US Stamps

July 02, 2018 11:00 AM

Scott editors assign numbers to Sally Ride, U.N. stamps

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

US Stamps

June 29, 2018 10:30 AM

George Linn added to Linn’s cover as publication receives new look

Illustrator Mark Summers creates scratchboard art featured on the new cover design for Linn’s Stamp News starting with the July 16, 2018 issue.

US Stamps

June 29, 2018 09:30 AM

Identifying 4¢ blue Columbian errors

Never buy a 4¢ Columbian blue (instead of aquamarine) error without a certificate with a photo and description that match the stamp.

US Stamps

June 29, 2018 08:30 AM

APS and ATA present dragon-themed Stampshow

StampShow/National Topical Stamp Show 2018 will take place Aug. 9-12 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

US Stamps

June 28, 2018 08:00 PM

Newest postal “heavyweight” dedicated at American Philatelic Center

Three high-denomination stamps featuring the Statue of Freedom were celebrated June 27 at a first-day ceremony in Bellefonte, Pa.

US Stamps

June 28, 2018 10:15 AM

Crystal, Minn., to host Minnesota Stamp Expo

More than 25 dealers are expected to offer philatelic and postal history collectibles at the July 20-22 expo.

US Stamps

June 26, 2018 05:15 PM

Delvaux named Distinguished Topical Philatelist

A prolific philatelic writer and editor, Delvaux is a 39-year ATA member who regularly contributes articles to the group’s journal, Topical Time.

US Stamps

June 26, 2018 12:00 AM

U.S. Christmas stamps to feature Coca-Cola Santa Claus

Four Sparkling Holidays stamps feature images from Haddon Sundblom’s paintings created for Coca-Cola Co. holiday ads of the 1940s-60s.

US Stamps

June 26, 2018 11:30 AM

What do you suppose this scout is thinking?

The cartoon caption contest stamp for July is the 1985 22¢ stamp showing Boy Scouts on a hike.

US Stamps

June 25, 2018 09:35 AM

Scarce color misregistrations of 1936 airmail special delivery stamp

Finding misregistrations of these 1936 16¢ airmail special delivery stamps is quite difficult.

US Stamps

June 25, 2018 09:30 AM

No press sheets for U.S. Flag commemorative

The United States Postal Service has confirmed that it is not offering an uncut press sheet for the Flag Act of 1818 forever stamp issued June 9.