US Stamps

January 31, 2018 01:00 PM

Long after he found it, collector’s upright Jenny Invert discovery reported

Jon Krulla has been telling people that he found one of the rare Jenny Invert upright panes, but it seems like no one was paying attention.

US Stamps

January 31, 2018 12:49 AM

U.S. forever stamp values: some have changed, some have not

With the Jan. 21 rate increase, the postage values of some stamps went up slightly, while others are unchanged.

US Stamps

January 31, 2018 09:30 AM

USPS item numbers for Flag varieties available

Some of the specific Flag varieties might not be available for ordering until the stamps are issued Feb. 9.

US Stamps

January 31, 2018 10:00 AM

Solidify your collection with Oscar de la Renta pane at face

In our opinion, this is one of the most beautiful panes of U.S. issues ever produced.

US Stamps

January 30, 2018 02:00 PM

Ameristamp Expo Feb. 23-25 in Birmingham, Ala.

Ameristamp Expo, the annual winter stamp show and meeting of the American Philatelic Society, will take place Feb. 23-25

US Stamps

January 29, 2018 03:45 PM

Revised criteria for honoring individuals on U.S. stamps in effect

The subject selection criteria for United States stamps includes a new guideline that was implemented in 2018.

US Stamps

January 29, 2018 02:00 PM

Step your game up and caption this 2006 Olympic skiing stamp

Step your game up and caption this 2006 Olympic downhill skier stamp.

US Stamps

January 29, 2018 08:00 AM

George Kramer to receive Lichtenstein award for service

The research he has accomplished to create his many award-winning exhibits has been shared with collectors everywhere.

US Stamps

January 27, 2018 08:30 AM

Did the U.S. Postal Service pick the wrong apple for its 2016 1¢ stamp?

Of the four, the golden delicious and the Granny Smith are among the numerous varieties grown in Yakima Valley.

US Stamps

January 26, 2018 03:15 PM

Bioluminescent Life ceremony details revealed

A top research scientist studying bioluminescent ocean life will speak at the Feb. 22 first-day ceremony for the Bioluminescent Life forever stamps.

US Stamps

January 26, 2018 09:34 AM

Coffee, postcards and gratitude; how Starbucks encourages use of the mail

Starbucks coffehouse chain created a postcard for customers to mail a note of gratitude to military service members.

US Stamps

January 26, 2018 08:57 AM

Can you tell the difference between a flat plate and a rotary stamp?: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the cost to collect U.S. stamps remained largely unchanged in 2017.

US Stamps

January 24, 2018 01:00 PM

Charities continue to use stamps on reply envelopes to encourage donations

Some charities find that using postage stamps on a return envelope can increase the rate of successful responses from donors.

US Stamps

January 24, 2018 09:00 AM

Cost to collect U.S. stamps shows little change in 2017

The annual cost to collect one mint example of each new United States stamp and postal stationery item remained fairly steady in 2017.

US Stamps

January 22, 2018 06:00 PM

Nashua “original gum” show souvenir sheet gets high praise

Sheets like the Nashua Philatelic Society souvenirs surface every so often at shows in the retail stocks of several U.S. dealers.

US Stamps

January 22, 2018 02:40 PM

USPS issued Byodo-In Temple stamped envelope Jan. 21

The $6.70 Byodo-In Temple stamped envelope for flat-rate Priority Mail was issued Jan. 21, the same day as two expedited mail stamps.

US Stamps

January 22, 2018 11:00 AM

New U.S. Flag forever stamp to be issued Feb. 9 flies digital illustration of partially folded flag

The United States Postal Service is issuing a new nondenominated (50¢) U.S. Flag forever stamp Feb. 9.

US Stamps

January 22, 2018 10:55 AM

Answering the question of how to identify flat plate and rotary stamps

One of the asked questions we often get is “How do you tell the difference between flat plate and rotary plate stamps?”

US Stamps

January 22, 2018 09:30 AM

NSDA grant for youth hobby promotion

A committee formed by the NSDA will review and select the recipient with the board approving the selection.

US Stamps

January 19, 2018 04:02 PM

Second annual Brett cup competition in May celebrates the finest 20th-century exhibits

If you are not one of the 66 exhibitors eligible to enter, consider this motivation to do what it takes to get your exhibit to the required level for the future.

US Stamps

January 19, 2018 10:42 AM

Are engraved duck stamps gone for good? Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the USPS responded to the looming issue of its shipping agreement with Amazon.

US Stamps

January 18, 2018 08:00 AM

Five Prexie stamps on soldier’s duffel bag tag

Insured mail tag that was once attached to a military duffel bag that traveled in 1951 from Camp Cooke, Calif., to Fort Monmouth, N.J.

US Stamps

January 17, 2018 11:45 AM

Arizona federation’s Aripex show Feb. 16-18

The Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs will present the 60th annual Aripex stamp show Feb. 16-18.

US Stamps

January 17, 2018 11:30 AM

ASDA winter show Feb. 9-11 in Florida; Flag stamp to debut

The American Stamp Dealers Association will present the ASDA Winter Postage Stamp Show Feb. 9-11 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

US Stamps

January 17, 2018 09:21 AM

Back-of-the-book collections an active project for collectors

The United States first issued Official stamps in 1873 for cabinet departments of the executive branch of government.

US Stamps

January 16, 2018 09:00 AM

Jacques C. Schiff Jr. (1931-2017)

Jacques C. Schiff Jr., a prominent stamp dealer, auctioneer and renowned error stamps expert, died Dec. 20, 2017.

US Stamps

January 16, 2018 09:00 AM

On these covers, Santa doesn't just come on Christmas Eve

The two patriotic covers that are pictured with this column feature Santa Claus.

US Stamps

January 15, 2018 12:35 AM

Engraved duck stamps gone for good? Printing technology cited for change

The days of engraved printing on federal duck stamps appeared to be over.

US Stamps

January 15, 2018 08:45 AM

American Philatelic Society opens registration for 2018 Summer Seminar

Attendees can choose between 10 different two-day courses or three different four-day courses taught by experts.

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January 13, 2018 08:30 AM

In the stamp world, Christmas is never really over

Can anyone come up with a "Please Mail Early for Christmas" cancellation even earlier in the year?

US Stamps

January 12, 2018 06:30 PM

Offering some informational Rockefeller Christmas tree history

Uncovered photo portrays the informal start of the Rockefeller Center tradition in 1931 when workmen involved in the construction of the center.

US Stamps

January 12, 2018 10:23 AM

Lena Horne celebrated Jan. 30 on newest stamp in U.S. Black Heritage series

The new vertical commemorative is the 41st stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s long-running Black Heritage stamp series.

US Stamps

January 12, 2018 08:54 AM

Here we have a first-day invitation stamp mismatch

The model from which the stamp was designed stood in front of the shop of James Fales of New Bedford, Mass., some time during the 19th century.

US Stamps

January 11, 2018 03:45 PM

Why is the usage of this 20th century Christmas seal odd?

The seal is the 1912 design, and it is tied to the letter by a receiving handstamp dated Dec. 26.

US Stamps

January 09, 2018 05:00 PM

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness stamp the lone issue to become Scott official this month

What do these Scott numbers signify? In short, these stamps’ place in upcoming editions of the Scott catalogs.

US Stamps

January 08, 2018 01:51 PM

Two high-denomination U.S. stamps issued Jan. 21 for new priority mail rates

Two new high-denomination United States stamps are being issued Jan. 21 in panes of four. The stamps fulfill new rates going into effect that day for expedited mail.

US Stamps

January 08, 2018 11:46 AM

Transit passes advertised Christmas seals

Measured by sales, the 1934 Christmas seal was a great success, realizing $3.7 million dollars, nearly $300,000 more than the 1933 seal.

US Stamps

January 08, 2018 11:53 AM

Hand-painted floral accents on colorful Love Flourishes forever stamp

The first-day ceremony for the new stamp will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., in Ballroom North 120B.

US Stamps

January 05, 2018 01:00 PM

Southeastern Stamp Expo Jan. 26-28

The Southeast Federation of Stamp Clubs will host the Southeastern Stamp Expo 2018 Jan. 26-28 at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast.

US Stamps

January 05, 2018 08:00 AM

Mercer Bristow retires as American Philatelic Society director of expertizing

Mercer Bristow, the longtime director of expertizing for the American Philatelic Society, retired at the end of 2017.

US Stamps

January 04, 2018 04:00 PM

The 2¢ Meyer Lemon coil stamp rolls out Jan. 19 in New Orleans-area event

A 2¢ coil showing an illustration of a Meyer lemon is the seventh stamp in the United States Fruit definitive series.

US Stamps

January 03, 2018 08:10 AM

Modern used United States Official Mail postal cards

The United States 15¢, 19¢ and 20¢ Great Seal of the United States Official Mail postal cards (Scott UZ4-UZ6) are good buys in used condition in the $40-to-$50 price range.

US Stamps

January 02, 2018 03:44 PM

Sandical Expo Jan. 26-28 in San Diego

The 2018 Sandical Expo stamp show will take place Jan. 26-28 at the Al Bahr Shrine Center, 5440 Kearny Mesa Road in San Diego, Calif.