US Stamps

October 19, 2018 01:15 PM

A cover with 55 Marshall stamps: Inside Linn’s

Covers franked with numerous high-denomination stamps can be quite alluring for some collectors. Charles Snee shares the story of one such cover.

US Stamps

October 19, 2018 10:00 AM

Sparkling Holidays Santa on next kiosk postage label

A painting of Santa Claus by Haddon Sundblom serves as the illustration for the postage labels dispensed by self-service kiosks in post offices.

US Stamps

October 18, 2018 05:00 PM

Two versions of Beautification of America stamps: Week’s Most Read

The backstory on stamps that were part of first lady Claudia A. “Lady Bird” Johnson’s national campaign garnered top clicks this week.

US Stamps

October 18, 2018 04:45 PM

Springfield Stamp Club mystery half solved

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner solves a mystery with help from readers.

US Stamps

October 17, 2018 09:45 AM

Chicagopex to host two conventions

The show will include 75 dealers, plus the USPS and UNPA; an exhibition of nearly 300 frames of philatelic material; and a philatelic literature competition.

US Stamps

October 15, 2018 01:00 PM

Mississippi Statehood stamp wins music design award

The USPS stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood took the top prize in a poll for the most popular music stamp of 2017.

US Stamps

October 15, 2018 12:30 AM

USPS self-service kiosks dispensing new Flag design

The image shows only a detail of a fluttering 50-star flag, with 13 stars showing entirely or partially, along with segments of eight red or white stripes.

US Stamps

October 12, 2018 08:10 AM

US $2 Jenny Invert reflections: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, solid results at first Gross stamp treasures sale, Czech stamps that tell the story of religious reformer, and more.

US Stamps

October 11, 2018 05:10 PM

Two versions of Beautification of America stamps

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner looks at two issuances of Beautification of America stamps.

US Stamps

October 11, 2018 03:10 PM

Not much of a keepsake for Hot Wheels stamp issue

The pane of stamps in the Hot Wheels keepsake is folded, ruining it from a collector’s standpoint.

US Stamps

October 09, 2018 08:55 AM

Bighorn sheep stamp contest winners

The 2017 WPA Posters stamp used as for the September cartoon caption contest stamp drew a dozen or so highly partisan entries.

US Stamps

October 08, 2018 09:15 AM

Looking up detailed postal rules

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner discusses the importance of the United States Postal Bulletin.

US Stamps

October 08, 2018 09:00 AM

Quest for completion: first-day events in 50 states

Editor-in-chief Jay Bigalke completes his goal of attending a first-day ceremony in all 50 states.

US Stamps

October 04, 2018 01:15 PM

Flawless Benjamin Franklin with E grill extremely hard to find

This week, our tipsters discuss the 1867-70 U.S. 1¢ blue Benjamin Franklin stamp with E grill (Scott 86).

US Stamps

October 03, 2018 11:15 AM

Ann Arbor, Mich., stamp show Nov. 3-4

The show features 28 stamp, cover and supply dealers from nine states, selling United States and foreign stamps and postal history.

US Stamps

October 03, 2018 09:45 AM

Reflecting on upright $2 Jenny Invert five years later

Stamp production video reveals new tidbit in the production of the intentionally created version with the plane flying the correct way.

US Stamps

October 02, 2018 09:45 AM

Scott numbers assigned to Art of Magic, Dragons stamps

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

US Stamps

September 28, 2018 11:00 AM

USPS, Israel Post prepare joint issue for 2018 Hanukkah stamp

For the second year in a row, the United States Postal Service is engaging in an end-of-the-year joint issue with another postal authority.

US Stamps

September 28, 2018 10:45 AM

Mail of Swan Island: Inside Linn’s

Ken Lawrence’s in-depth 16-page Spotlight on Philately feature in this month’s issue covers Swan Island, a former United States Caribbean possession.

US Stamps

September 28, 2018 10:30 AM

Winter birds take off at FDOI ceremony in Vermont

The Birds in Winter forever stamp dedication on Sept. 22 included a demonstration with birds and an owl.

US Stamps

September 28, 2018 09:45 AM

A tale of three expertizing certificates

First appearances can sometimes be misleading; careful examination is needed of some stamps and covers to determine what they are.

US Stamps

September 28, 2018 09:30 AM

2019 Scott U.S. Specialized catalog offers two Special Feature articles

Many important value and editorial changes enhance the 97th edition of the Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers.

US Stamps

September 28, 2018 09:15 AM

Nojex/ASDA stamp show runs Oct. 19-21

More than 40 dealers are set to participate at the East Rutherford, N.J. show next month.

US Stamps

September 28, 2018 09:00 AM

Coca-Cola Christmas: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, New Zealand Post's cost-saving measure, Johns Hopkins stamp varieties and more.

US Stamps

September 26, 2018 08:30 AM

Tip of the week: 1869 Post Horse and Rider

The 1869 United States 2¢ brown Post Horse and Rider stamp is a good buy at 70-80 percent of the 2018 Scott catalog values.

US Stamps

September 24, 2018 11:30 AM

Oct. 10 Sundman Lecture will cover first U.S. transcontinental mail

The 15th Maynard Sundman lecture at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum is an hour-long talk by historian and author Glen Sample Ely.

US Stamps

September 24, 2018 11:15 AM

It’s a Coca-Cola Christmas on Sparkling Holidays stamp set

The nondenominated (50¢) forever stamps will be issued Oct. 11 and offered as a set of four on a double-sided pane of 20.

US Stamps

September 24, 2018 11:00 AM

Kwanzaa celebration forever stamp to be issued Oct. 10

The new Kwanzaa stamp shows a family appreciating symbols of the annual holiday, including a candleholder called a kinara and a unity cup called kikombe cha umoja.

US Stamps

September 21, 2018 06:30 AM

Johns Hopkins stamp varieties: Inside Linn’s

Also in this issue, a look at British circular delivery stamps and New Zealand's peaks as featured on stamps.

US Stamps

September 20, 2018 03:00 PM

The Pentagon and philately

Did you know the Pentagon has six ZIP codes? Columnist John M. Hotchner shares fun facts and more in his latest piece.

US Stamps

September 20, 2018 02:45 PM

Minnesota artist Scot Storm wins 2018 duck stamp contest

A detailed acrylic painting of a male wood duck with a wood duck decoy will illustrate the 2019 United States federal duck stamp.

US Stamps

September 20, 2018 01:45 PM

Oprah helps Montecito, Calif., honor its first responders

The Sept. 14 gathering recognized those who rushed to aid during the Thomas Fire at the end of 2017 and the Jan. 9 debris flow that followed.

US Stamps

September 19, 2018 01:45 PM

First Responders design dedicated at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

Two days after the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the United States Postal Service dedicated a new stamp design for First Responders in Missoula, Mont.

US Stamps

September 18, 2018 10:15 AM

Tip of the Week: 33¢ Apples stamps

The strips or blocks of four of the United States 2013 33¢ Apples stamps and strips of four of the coil stamps are in demand and well worth $3.30 to $4.

US Stamps

September 18, 2018 09:45 AM

Compiling a list of design errors on stamps and more

U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner is working on a comprehensive list of U.S. stamp design errors.

US Stamps

September 17, 2018 02:15 PM

No. 49’s appearance restores optimism for American Philatelic Research Library

The library is hopeful the missing 1918 Jenny Invert error stamp (position 66) will return after position 49 recently turned up.

US Stamps

September 17, 2018 02:00 PM

John Lennon stamp album exhibited at museum again

The “John Lennon: The Green Album,” exhibit will be on display until Feb. 3, 2019.

US Stamps

September 14, 2018 11:50 AM

Finding old philatelic books, articles online: Inside Linn’s

Also in this issue, Canada gives thanks to its first responders, and find out if a $10 stamp buy returns eleven times in value, as advertised.

US Stamps

September 13, 2018 04:00 PM

Jenny Invert 49 surfaces: Week’s Most Read

Top clicks this week go to our report on the position 49 Jenny Invert recently certified as genuine.

US Stamps

September 12, 2018 11:00 AM

Space Accomplishments stamp contest winners

Many readers had the Mueller Russia investigation in mind as they thought about the August contest featuring the 1992 29¢ Space Accomplishments stamp.

US Stamps

September 10, 2018 04:50 PM

Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon at Sept. 7 first-day ceremony

The well-attended ceremony in New York's Central Park included remarks by John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono and their son Sean Ono Lennon.

US Stamps

September 07, 2018 04:30 PM

Whereabouts unknown for 100 years, Jenny Invert 49 surfaces

After a century out of the public eye, one of the 100 Jenny Inverts was examined by the Philatelic Foundation in New York and certified as genuine.

US Stamps

September 07, 2018 03:15 PM

Ten U.S. commemorative stamps celebrate Hot Wheels’ 50th anniversary

Each stamp features one of 10 cars from the past half-century of Hot Wheels, including the 1969 Twin Mill, and the 2018 Mach Speeder.

US Stamps

September 07, 2018 11:15 AM

Trial color plate proofs of the 1861 1¢ issue: Inside Linn’s

Also, if you want to collect a “dead” country, we have all the details on a great candidate.

US Stamps

September 07, 2018 10:45 AM

Taunton mystery stamp remains an unsolved puzzle

“The Taunton Mystery” stamp has a filled-in upper right circle. Are there more examples in the philatelic community?

US Stamps

September 07, 2018 10:30 AM

Sept. 22 issue date for Birds in Winter stamps

The four birds featured in the set are the black-capped chickadee, the Northern cardinal, the red-bellied woodpecker and the blue jay.

US Stamps

September 07, 2018 09:00 AM

Sparkling Holidays souvenir sheet: Week’s Most Read

Also this week: Thomas the Tank Engine makes his way onto a UNPA stamp set.

US Stamps

September 05, 2018 09:15 AM

The Black Jack: A key stamp for any U.S. collection

The United States 1863 2¢ black Andrew Jackson stamp is hard to find in grades of very fine or better.

US Stamps

September 01, 2018 11:45 AM

Scott editors assign numbers to Scooby-Doo, World War I stamps

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

US Stamps

August 31, 2018 01:00 PM

Indiana's Indypex stamp show begins Oct. 5

Hosted by the Indiana Stamp Club, Indypex features more than 35 dealers and an exhibiting competition with approximately 150 frames.