April 11, 2018 11:00 AM

Michigan’s largest annual stamp show April 21-22

The bourse (sales area) will include 39 dealers offering a wide range of stamps, covers, postcards, and related literature and supplies available for sale.

March 31, 2018 09:00 AM

Scott numbers assigned to Bioluminescent Life, Illinois Statehood stamps

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

March 29, 2018 08:15 PM

World War II microfilmed airmail: Inside Linn's

Also included in this issue are features on stamps from Modena and Burkina Faso.

March 29, 2018 01:00 PM

Bringing stamp collecting to the Mister Rogers neighborhood

The crowd consisted of stamp collectors; a significant number of local residents; stars, cast and crew of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

March 29, 2018 01:30 PM

Westpex show April 27-29 in Burlingame, Calif.

Westpex 2018 will take place Friday, April 27, through Sunday, April 29, at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront hotel, 1800 Old Bayshore Highway in Burlingame, Calif.

March 29, 2018 11:30 AM

Are these stamps true errors or near misses?

A practiced eye aided by a magnifier will often tell you what you need to know — even if the news is not entirely welcome.

March 28, 2018 01:40 PM

Peace Rose ceremony at rose garden

The Gardens of the American Rose Center in Shreveport, La., will host the April 21 first-day ceremony for the U.S. Peace Rose forever stamp.

March 28, 2018 01:00 PM

Seeking suggestions for stamp club activities and how to create an engaging meeting

The Dayton (Ohio) Stamp Club is quite active and holds a couple meetings each month throughout the year.

March 28, 2018 09:00 AM

2¢ carmine George Washington stamp is a good buy in the right condition

When buying, make sure that the stamp is on unwatermarked paper and is not its counterpart on watermarked paper.

March 27, 2018 04:00 PM

Esteemed children’s television pioneer forever memorialized at stamp dedication ceremony

The new Mister Rogers postage stamp was dedicated March 23 at his studio in Pittsburgh, Pa.

March 26, 2018 12:30 AM

Peace Rose forever stamp to be issued April 21 in double-sided pane of 20

A variety of hybrid tea rose known as peace will be featured on the next United States forever stamp.

March 23, 2018 09:32 AM

Duck stamp art contest 2018 requires hunting element

The artwork selected by judges as the best in this year’s annual contest will be reproduced on the federal duck stamp issued in 2019.

March 22, 2018 05:30 PM

What does the 'draft' mean to you? Let us know in our April Caption Contest

The way the new soldiers are dressed in the design of the stamp might give “draft” a dual meaning.

March 22, 2018 10:00 AM

Breakup of the Soviet Union caused last-minute changes to joint issue

After discussion back and forth, both the CCCP on the cosmonaut and USA on the American astronaut were replaced on the stamp.

March 22, 2018 09:45 AM

May 23 Sally Ride ceremony at UC San Diego

Sally Ride Science, the company founded by Ride with Tam O'Shaughnessy, is located at UC San Diego and will conduct a program after the ceremony

March 21, 2018 03:30 PM

USPS plans two forever stamps to celebrate U.S. airmail

Two intaglio-printed forever stamps, one in blue and the other carmine red, will commemorate the 1918 start of scheduled U.S. airmail service.

March 21, 2018 11:45 AM

David M. Kols dies; headed Regency-Superior auctions, St. Louis Stamp Expo

Regency-Superior presented auctions at major shows, including St. Louis Stamp Expo.

March 20, 2018 11:30 AM

Dragons stamps to debut at APS Stampshow

Four United States forever stamps featuring fierce dragons will be issued in a pane of 16 at the 2018 summer stamp show in Columbus, Ohio.

March 19, 2018 09:45 AM

Two Mississippi covers related to desegregation in the early 1960s

The Oct. 22, 1962, cover is canceled in Baldwyn, Miss., and has a blue handstamp reading "Mailed in Occupied Mississippi."

March 16, 2018 07:30 AM

APS Stampshow exhibits sought

The prospectuses and entry forms are available for the philatelic and literature exhibit competitions at the Aug. 9-12 American Philatelic Society Stamphow 2018.

March 15, 2018 07:00 PM

USPS offers STEM Education commemorative stamps; April 6 event at D.C. science and engineering festival

The United States Postal Service is issuing a set of four nondenominated (50¢) forever stamps April 6 to commemorate the subject of STEM Education.

March 15, 2018 11:57 AM

Remembering Erivan Haub (1932-2018)

Erivan Haub, a leading collector of United States postmasters’ provisionals, Confederate States postal history and other areas, died March 6 at age 85.

March 14, 2018 08:45 AM

February’s Caption Contest winner converts Olympic skier to a letter carrier

The contest featured the 2006 39¢ Winter Olympics commemorative showing a skier (Scott 3995).

March 12, 2018 03:05 PM

Ken Grant named American Philatelic Research Library president

The APRL trustees filled two vacancies during a telephonic meeting and vote held March 12. Ken Grant has served previously as APRL president.

March 11, 2018 10:45 AM

Celebration of statehood and philately at the Illinois Statehood forever stamp event

Philately shined just as bright as the sunburst on the new United States Illinois Statehood forever stamp issued March 5 in Springfield, Ill.

March 10, 2018 09:00 AM

Nancy B. Clark receives Neinken medal

A lifelong collector, Clark has served in numerous leadership positions in both national and international philately.

March 09, 2018 08:50 AM

U.S. Airmail issue date, USPS set to open new processing plant: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the Royal Philatelic Society London announced a new location, set to open in June 2019.

March 08, 2018 06:00 PM

Who is pictured on the 1952 3¢ stamp honoring 50 years of 4-H clubs?

Who are the teenage boy and girl that were used as the models in a 4-H club poster that was used as the basis of the stamp?

March 08, 2018 01:30 PM

We remember Jerome D. ‘Jerry’ Husak (1932-2018)

Jerome D. “Jerry” Husak, who organized like-minded topical collectors and created the robust association where they share their knowledge and interests, died Feb. 22 at age 86.

March 06, 2018 05:20 PM

STEM Education stamp ceremony in Washington

Four stamps celebrating STEM Education principles will debut April 6 during the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

March 06, 2018 03:00 PM

Kagin's March 8-10 auction offers encased postage stamps

The auction will offer Civil War-era encased postage stamps during the March 9 session at the American Numismatic Association's National Money Show.

March 06, 2018 11:50 AM

Year of the Dog, Express Mail heavyweight headline U.S. stamps receiving Scott numbers

It’s time to reveal a new round of Scott catalog numbers for U.S. stamps.

March 05, 2018 04:15 PM

Steve Zwillinger resigns as APRL president

The board of trustees of the American Philatelic Research Library will meet in telephone conference March 12 to elect a new president.

March 02, 2018 10:00 AM

1973 50¢ Lucy Stone stamp colors prompt questions

A question from Linn’s reader Greg Waldecker raised an issue that U.S. Stamp Notes columnist John M. Hotchner had not considered.