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 10, 2018 02:00 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.