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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

April 20, 2018 09:15 AM

USPS quietly producing, selling cacheted first-day covers: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, we tipped some firearm transfer tax stamps that aren't too easy to come by.

April 19, 2018 12:00 AM

Kneeling puns, kicking blunders earn top honors in March Caption Contest

A good example of this subject is from Greig Best who has the player saying, “But if I take a knee coach, they won’t see me on the stamp.”

April 18, 2018 06:30 PM

Questions about stamps showing two presidents: Adams and Garfield

The subjects on U.S. stamps were not broadened until 1863 when Andrew Jackson was added. Abraham Lincoln would be added in 1866.

April 18, 2018 09:00 AM

Look for this firearms transfer tax stamp

In our experience, used examples are not frequently encountered; however, demand for them is also less than for mint.

April 17, 2018 03:40 PM

Board votes to end Ameristamp Expo, adopts new plan

Following up on discussions held in February, the American Philatelic Society board acted on a proposal to end its Ameristamp Expo show series.

April 15, 2018 09:30 AM

James Michener color-missing error discovered in intact pane of 20 stamps

The error stamp, found in an intact pane of 20, is missing the cyan, magenta and yellow, with only black and red printed successfully.

April 14, 2018 12:00 AM

Reaching a younger audience at DC festival with science-related stamps and technology

A big hit at the Postal Service booth was the virtual reality stamp gallery that allowed visitors to interact with subjects related to recent stamp issues.

April 13, 2018 10:15 AM

Collecting the circus: Inside Linn's

Also included in this issue are 100 stamps from Belgium and two new issues depicting scenes from Lugano, Switzerland.

April 13, 2018 08:30 AM

Postal Museum to host May 1 event for U.S. airmail anniversary stamp

On May 1, the U.S. Postal Service will begin a celebration of the 100th anniversary of U.S. scheduled airmail service by issuing a U.S. Airmail Anniversary stamp.

April 13, 2018 08:00 AM

Northeastern federation’s Philatelic Show runs May 4-6 in Boxborough, Mass.

The more than 160-frame exhibition includes single-frame and multiframe exhibits.

April 12, 2018 10:00 PM

‘Postmen of the Skies’ exhibit to open May 1 at National Postal Museum

The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., will open a new exhibit and host a first-day-of-issue ceremony and book launch on May 1.

April 12, 2018 04:00 PM

APS courses on topical exhibiting, Scott catalog at Stampshow in Columbus

The American Philatelic Society is offering two one-day courses prior to APS Stampshow this August.

April 12, 2018 11:45 AM

U.S. Postal Service quietly producing, selling cacheted first-day covers

The United States Postal Service has offered cacheted No. 10-size first-day covers for sale at two of its recent first-day ceremonies.

April 12, 2018 07:30 AM

Pipex stamp show heads to Portland May 11-13

The show will feature a bourse with 40 dealers, 3,800 pages of exhibits, and a welcome pavilion.

April 10, 2018 01:30 PM

STEM Education forever stamps dedicated at science, engineering festival

Young STEM enthusiasts were urged to keep dreaming at first-day ceremony in Washington, D.C.

April 06, 2018 08:45 AM

Stamp collecting with Mister Rogers: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, President Trump continued to weigh in on the Amazon/USPS dispute.

April 06, 2018 09:00 AM

What the Postal Service could do to improve relations with stamp collectors

A recent opportunity to talk with United States Postal Service headquarters personnel led John Hotchner to think about what the USPS could do to burnish its reputation as a collector-friendly organization.

April 05, 2018 08:15 PM

First-day cancels 101: Inside Linn's

Also included are King Nicholas of Montenegro stamps and a fun Kitchen Table Philately mixture featuring a Nadia Comaneci stamp.

April 05, 2018 05:30 PM

APS executive director lays out plan to modernize society’s digital presence

To achieve this, English suggests the society must adapt quickly to use technology to reach and welcome that new audience.

April 04, 2018 08:00 AM

Vols. 1A and 1B of 2019 Scott catalogs available

This year celebrates another milestone in the 150-year history of the Scott catalogs. The 2019 volumes are the 175th edition of the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue.