World Stamps

Year of the Ram begins, gets a Google Doodle: Morning Report

May 1, 2021, 4 AM

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

1. Year of the Ram begins

The Chinese New Year began on Feb. 19.


Even Google got into it with its daily Doodle.

2. Great Britain philately

Like the United States, Great Britain has produced only a few semipostal stamps. David Alderfer writes about them.

3. 100 years ago

"For stamp collectors, the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, Calif., was one of the many large fairs that resulted in a set of new United States postage stamps."

4. More from Great Britain

British postal strike mail presents opportunities for discoveries, writes George DeKornfeld.

5. Yesterday's most-viewed post

The 'Strange Stamp Squad': Which country issued this one?

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