August 22, 2017 03:15 PM

Ten Great Britain stamps celebrate popular classic children’s toys

Great Britain’s Royal Mail celebrates classic toys from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century on 10 new stamps. The stamps were issued Aug. 22 in two strips of five.

August 20, 2017 09:00 AM

Four countries honor museums on new stamps

Recent stamps from Lebanon, the Netherlands, Finland, and Romania feature different types of museums.

August 19, 2017 05:00 PM

RPSL presents 2017 achievement medals

The Royal Philatelic Society London has presented its medals for 2017 to acknowledge notable achievements.

August 18, 2017 01:00 PM

Modest British Guiana stamps mimic designs of the pricey classics

The British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta is the world's most expensive stamp. Fortunately, there are many affordable stamps from this country to collect.

August 17, 2017 07:00 PM

‘Philatelic Database’ offers online archives of articles and more about stamp collecting

The site is run by Richard Turton and William Cochrane, who exemplify how wide the world wide web really is.

August 17, 2017 01:00 PM

Popular 2½-penny Rarotongan Chief stamp offers substance and history at a fair price

British Empire stamps of the classic period are favorites with many collectors. They often feature finely engraved designs and intriguing subjects.

August 14, 2017 09:00 AM

North Korean stamps honor recent missile tests

Previous stamps from North Korea have commemorated events that led up to the intercontinental ballistic missile launch, including the launch of the Kwangmyongsong 2 rocket in 2009.

August 13, 2017 07:00 PM

Calle pays tribute to father, Calle stamps at APS show

Chris Calle, who also is a stamp designer, worked with his father on the 1994 Moon Landing 25th anniversary stamps (United States Scott 2841-2842).

August 12, 2017 08:00 AM

Postage due stamps capture the beauty of Lebanon’s iconic places

These stamps were the first permanent postage due issue of Lebanon. Prior to this set, Lebanon’s postage due stamps were postage due stamps of France surcharged in either French or French and Arabic.

August 11, 2017 03:00 PM

The single hot stamp from Jasdan, Children’s Health semipostals are no more: Inside Linn’s

Also in the Aug. 28 issue, Ronald Blanks explores the many ways the United States Fruits series of low-denomination definitive stamps are being used to make mass mailings more enticing to their recipients.

August 11, 2017 09:30 AM

New Brunswick ship stamp picks up steam, Hepburn stamp tops $175,000: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, James P. Mazepa took home the 2017 Champion of Champions award at the American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Richmond, Va.

August 10, 2017 01:00 PM

Britain’s WWI series continues with stamps focusing on events of 1917

Royal Mail’s other products for this WWI set include first-day covers, six postcards reproducing the designs of the stamps, and a presentation pack.

August 07, 2017 09:00 AM

Vols. 5A and 5B of 2018 Scott catalog available

The Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue lists more than 700,000 stamps from more than 600 stamp-issuing entities.

August 05, 2017 10:30 PM

Mazepa’s ‘Colonial Central America’ crowned Champion of Champions at APS Stampshow

Mazepa’s “Colonial Central America” exhibit bested 24 other grand award-winning exhibits from national-level shows in the APS World Series of Philately. Mazepa became the sixth multiple winner of the top philatelic exhibit award given in the United States.

August 04, 2017 07:00 PM

Born of frustration, France’s Sower design took time to get right

Disappointment with designs introduced in 1900 led to France’s much-improved Sower design.

August 04, 2017 01:00 PM

New Brunswick 12½¢ Steam and Sailing Ship stamp is a fine, and affordable buy

The market for BNA stamps is active, and there are bright spots here and there that are even better than the market in general.

August 04, 2017 01:00 PM

Hang ten: Surfing around the world

While surfing dates back to ancient times, Duke Kahanamoku, honored on a United States stamp of 2002, is considered the “father of modern surfing.”

August 02, 2017 09:00 AM

Rich traditions of Swiss folk festivals highlighted on stamps

The extended cover feature in the Aug. 21 Linn's monthly magazine examines Switzerland's rich tradition of local, regional, and national folk festivals.

July 28, 2017 10:00 AM

Stamp blogs of the world, solar eclipse postmark arrives: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, Linn’s editorial director Donna Houseman examined the preliminary design for one of the two U.S. Hot Rods stamps, which can be seen on post office counter display magnets.

July 27, 2017 01:00 PM

United Nations continues World Heritage series with ‘Along the Silk Roads’

A section of the Silk Roads was inscribed as a cultural heritage site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2014.