June 29, 2018 10:30 AM

George Linn added to Linn’s cover as publication receives new look

Illustrator Mark Summers creates scratchboard art featured on the new cover design for Linn’s Stamp News starting with the July 16, 2018 issue.

June 29, 2018 09:30 AM

Identifying 4¢ blue Columbian errors

Never buy a 4¢ Columbian blue (instead of aquamarine) error without a certificate with a photo and description that match the stamp.

June 29, 2018 08:30 AM

APS and ATA present dragon-themed Stampshow

StampShow/National Topical Stamp Show 2018 will take place Aug. 9-12 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

June 28, 2018 08:00 PM

Newest postal “heavyweight” dedicated at American Philatelic Center

Three high-denomination stamps featuring the Statue of Freedom were celebrated June 27 at a first-day ceremony in Bellefonte, Pa.

June 28, 2018 10:15 AM

Crystal, Minn., to host Minnesota Stamp Expo

More than 25 dealers are expected to offer philatelic and postal history collectibles at the July 20-22 expo.

June 26, 2018 05:15 PM

Delvaux named Distinguished Topical Philatelist

A prolific philatelic writer and editor, Delvaux is a 39-year ATA member who regularly contributes articles to the group’s journal, Topical Time.

June 26, 2018 12:00 AM

U.S. Christmas stamps to feature Coca-Cola Santa Claus

Four Sparkling Holidays stamps feature images from Haddon Sundblom’s paintings created for Coca-Cola Co. holiday ads of the 1940s-60s.

June 26, 2018 11:30 AM

What do you suppose this scout is thinking?

The cartoon caption contest stamp for July is the 1985 22¢ stamp showing Boy Scouts on a hike.

June 25, 2018 09:35 AM

Scarce color misregistrations of 1936 airmail special delivery stamp

Finding misregistrations of these 1936 16¢ airmail special delivery stamps is quite difficult.

June 25, 2018 09:30 AM

No press sheets for U.S. Flag commemorative

The United States Postal Service has confirmed that it is not offering an uncut press sheet for the Flag Act of 1818 forever stamp issued June 9.

June 25, 2018 09:15 AM

APS to present annual Luff awards

John H. Barwis, Denise L. Stotts, and Wayne L. Youngblood will receive the Luff awards at the APS Stampshow Aug. 9-12.

June 22, 2018 11:00 AM

Scooby-Doo, where are you? On a U.S. stamp July 14

The new Scooby-Doo forever stamp serves as an ambassador for the Scooby-Doo Doo Good program, which encourages local action to help the environment through recycling, reducing energy consumption, community clean-ups and more.

June 22, 2018 10:00 AM

Scooby-Doo Doo Good: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the cast of "Dad's Army" sitcom is featured on a new GB stamp set, and learn about the locations shown on the USPS O Beautiful issue.

June 19, 2018 02:45 PM

English wants to improve APS website

The executive director's goal is to make the site more user-friendly and easier to navigate, something he believes is critical as more and more young people make use of social media on the internet.

June 18, 2018 10:20 AM

John Fitch, Robert Fulton and the creation of a working steamboat

Stamps wrongfully imply Fulton invented the steamboat, but the idea was actually conceived by others, including American inventor and entrepreneur John Fitch.

June 18, 2018 10:00 AM

Flag Act of 1818 stamp generates interest

Appleton, Wis., was honored to host the US Postal Service's first day of issue ceremony for the new flag stamp.

June 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Documenting delivery delays: Inside Linn’s

Also included in this issue: where to learn more about perfin stamps online, and stamps for the multitude of places named "Guinea" or "Guiana."

June 15, 2018 10:20 AM

Optically variable ink stamps arrive June 27: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, is personalized postage on its way out? The newest U.S. federal duck stamp is self-adhesive only.

June 14, 2018 02:25 PM

Scooby-Doo on U.S. forever stamp July 14

The new United States Scooby-Doo forever stamp will be issued July 14 to promote a social responsibility initiative titled Scooby-Doo Doo Good.

June 14, 2018 08:00 AM

America’s "shining seas" and more shown on O Beautiful stamps

New USPS stamps feature photographs that illustrate the five phrases from America the Beautiful's first verse.

June 13, 2018 05:30 PM

Used dollar-sign eye candy lurking in a stock book

Collector focused on covers is not immune to the allure of an attractive stamp that has been separated from its envelope.

June 12, 2018 11:45 AM

Appleton, Wis., throws new flag stamp a patriotic reception

The forever stamp shows a graphic representation of the 20-star U.S. flag that developed from the 1818 act.

June 11, 2018 01:20 PM

Ganz joins APS board; Rod named historian

The former chief curator of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum was unanimously approved to fill a recent vacancy on the APS board.

June 11, 2018 09:00 AM

Seeking postal history from Oregon's former cult town

Antelope, Ore., was renamed Rajneeshpuram when it was briefly taken over by a cult in the early 1980s.

June 11, 2018 08:00 AM

May Caption Contest winner jokes about planting flag on moon

Golf and cheese are other prevalent themes for the stamp celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

June 08, 2018 04:01 PM

Optically variable ink stamps arrive June 27

New USPS high-denomination stamps have a security element not previously seen on U.S. postage stamps.

June 08, 2018 08:50 AM

Newest U.S. federal duck stamp is self-adhesive only

The new stamp reproduces an acrylic painting of mallards by Minnesota artist Robert Hautman.

June 07, 2018 10:00 AM

A cover dressed to the nines

A cover canceled on Sept. 9, 1999, with a ZIP code of 99919, celebrates the nine 9¢ stamp designs that had been issued by the United States up to that date.

June 06, 2018 08:15 AM

World War I forever stamp to be issued at Kansas City, Mo. museum

The United States Turning the Tide stamp will be issued at the National World War I Museum and Memorial July 27.

June 04, 2018 10:45 AM

New Scott numbers for Air Mail Centenary, Peace Rose stamps

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

June 01, 2018 10:45 AM

Sally Ride’s stamp collection: Inside Linn’s

Also included in this issue: printing woes for a 1915 Somali Coast issue and philately of France.

June 01, 2018 10:30 AM

Meet the stamp collecting side of astronaut Sally Ride

A quick glance at some of the pages of Ride’s stamp collection reveals a passion for Olympics and space.