March 01, 2018 08:30 AM

Nojex and ASDA joint show in October

The Nojex and ASDA 2018 stamp show will be held at the Hilton Meadowlands Hotel, 2 Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford, N.J.

February 28, 2018 03:00 PM

New stamp for U.S. Airmail; issue dates announced

The United States Postal Service has revealed the issue dates for four previously announced stamps, and for a new issue commemorating U.S. Airmail.

February 28, 2018 10:30 AM

Numeral postage due stamp to hunt for

One stamp that many collectors are looking for is the high-value 50¢ brown Numeral postage due stamp (Scott J7) from the 1879 series.

February 28, 2018 08:30 AM

The latest U.S. Flag stamp celebrated with Feb. 9 Fort Lauderdale ceremony

About 50 stamp enthusiasts attended the Feb. 9 first-day ceremony for the new nondenominated (50¢) United States Flag forever definitive stamp.

February 26, 2018 02:00 PM

APS plans Stampshow 2018 gatherings

The American Philatelic Society is planning several social gatherings during APS Stampshow 2018.

February 26, 2018 11:00 AM

What are your thoughts on college football? Share them in March’s Caption Contest

The stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of intercollegiate football competition, but for purposes of the March cartoon caption contest, it represents the sport from youth flag football up through the pros.

February 26, 2018 11:30 AM

Stamp club banquet and anniversary souvenirs

A souvenir from the Springfield Stamp Club mystifies Linn's U.S. Stamp Notes columnist.

February 24, 2018 09:00 AM

Cleveland’s March Party show March 22-24

The show also will feature the annual convention of the United Postal Stationery Society, which was founded in 1945.

February 23, 2018 04:30 PM

Bioluminescent life stamps' first-day ceremony

Ten dazzling forever stamps unveiled at Feb. 22 dedication in Florida.

February 23, 2018 02:00 PM

Unintentional event cover found: Inside Linn's

Also in this issue are a stamp mixture purchase review and an article explaining what British counterfeits mean for collectors.

February 23, 2018 01:00 PM

Ameristamp Expo show in Birmingham opens

Ameristamp Expo 2018, the annual winter stamp show and American Philatelic Society convention, is underway in Birmingham, Ala.

February 23, 2018 11:54 AM

Celebrating Fred Rogers March 23 with a forever stamp and 50 years of ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ show

The stamp celebrates both Rogers and the groundbreaking television series he created and hosted for 33 years.

February 23, 2018 10:00 AM

Spellman Museum readies for sixth annual postal history symposium

The symposium will take place May 3 on the campus of Regis College (College Hall 202) in Weston, Mass., starting at 9:30 a.m.

February 23, 2018 09:24 AM

Imperforate 2013 Jenny pane pops up at the APS: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, consignment and antique shops continue to be philatelic goldmines — if you're patient.

February 22, 2018 06:00 PM

Mr. ZIP graces stamp-related memorabilia

Mr. ZIP made his first appearance in 1963 to promote the use of five-digit Zone Improvement Program (ZIP) codes to speed mail service throughout the United States.

February 22, 2018 05:30 PM

St. Louis Stamp Expo to take place over St. Patrick’s Day weekend

The convening societies are the Polonus Philatelic Society and Scouts on Stamps Society International.

February 21, 2018 09:00 AM

New location for Chicago’s Compex show

The stamp show of the Combined Philatelic Exhibition of Chicagoland Inc., will take place June 1-3 at a new location.

February 21, 2018 08:25 AM

Hidden gems from antique and consignment shops

Hunting for philatelic treasure in consignment shops and antique stores proves fruitful for readers.

February 16, 2018 10:15 AM

Amazon jabs, Twitter jokes earn January Caption Contest recognition

Several other entries have Santa reflecting on the first-class postage rate increases in January.

February 16, 2018 09:00 AM

Reprints made of fake stamps created for use in movies in the 1940s

Labels that resembled stamps were created in the early 1940s for use movie props. Reprints later were made of these fake stamps

February 16, 2018 09:55 AM

This first lady didn’t take advantage of her franking privilege: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, after five years of service, the Canada Post's CEO stepped down.

February 16, 2018 07:30 AM

Imperforate 2013 Jenny pane and more on Priority Mail flat-rate box sent to APS

A USPS large flat-rate Priority Mail box mailed to the American Philatelic Society in November 2016 included an imperf $2 Jenny Invert pane of six, plus more postage.

February 15, 2018 07:15 PM

Illinois stamp celebration March 5 to mark 200 years of statehood

The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago have been recognized on numerous U.S. stamps in the past.

February 14, 2018 11:00 AM

A proposal for multidenomination coils; could such a format help nonprofit mailers?

The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers published a brief stamp-related report in early 2017 about the use of low-denomination stamps on mailings.

February 14, 2018 11:45 AM

Silver Bells Wreath global forever stamps are a good buy in panes of 10

Imperforate press sheets of this stamp also were produced and sold by the U.S. Postal Service, but this tip is for the regularly issued stamps with die cuts.

February 11, 2018 09:30 AM

Why was a “water damaged” handstamp added to this cover?

Who handstamped the cover: A collector? A retail establishment? You decide.

February 09, 2018 02:55 PM

First-day cancel request deadline extended: Inside Linn's

Also in this issue are articles explaining how a forger ruined a major Saudi Arabia cover and a feature on a Lithuanian label.

February 09, 2018 01:00 PM

First lady franking privilege not used

Why didn’t she use this franking privilege? The reason becomes clear when the cover's letter is read.

February 09, 2018 11:30 AM

USPS issues 10 stamps celebrating bioluminescent life; scientist to speak at Feb. 22 Fort Pierce ceremony

A new set of 10 forever stamps from the United States Postal Service pays tribute to bioluminescent life.

February 08, 2018 03:00 PM

APS offering two on-the-road stamp courses in March and May

The American Philatelic Society has added two more courses for collectors of all levels to be held prior to stamp shows in Ohio and Massachusetts this spring.

February 05, 2018 02:00 PM

Bear Bryant stamp used as a playbook to collecting U.S. stamp issues: Inside Linn's

Also in this issue are features on Nova Scotia's first stamps and western express mail postal history.

February 02, 2018 05:05 PM

Illinois Statehood ceremony at Lincoln Library

A new forever stamp celebrating the 200th anniversary of Illinois statehood will be issued March 5 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.

February 02, 2018 03:00 PM

Mister Rogers stamp ceremony details announced

A first-day ceremony for the new forever stamp commemorating childrens' television personality Fred Rogers will take place in Pittsburgh on March 23.

February 02, 2018 02:45 PM

Superstar Lena Horne's stamp unveiled at first-day ceremony

The United States forever stamp honoring Brooklyn-born entertainer Lena Horne was unveiled in New York City Jan. 30.

February 02, 2018 01:02 PM

Exhibits and albums help us as we organize our collections

The key items you acquire need to be organized, and the challenge for every collector is bringing order to the collection.

February 02, 2018 10:00 AM

Did the USPS pick the wrong apple for its 2016 1¢ stamp?: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the coffee empire Starbucks encouraged the use of mail with a postcard of gratitude for military service members.

February 02, 2018 08:00 AM

Provocative expertizing questions receive provocative responses

A provocative letter sent anonymously poses several questions about expertization that beg for a response.

February 01, 2018 06:30 PM

Misperfed American Architecture series stamps

Would you say that one or both of the misperforated stamps in this article are true errors? Or are both just freaks?

February 01, 2018 12:30 AM

Byodo-In stamp unveiled at festive celebration

USPS officials unveiled the new $6.70 stamp featuring the Byodo-In Temple in Kahaluu, Hawaii in a dedication event at the temple on Jan. 23.