Slovenian stamp features Miami Heat basketball player

December 29, 2017 05:00 PM

Posta Slovenije issued the 1.77 stamp Dec. 11, 2017, in a souvenir sheet of one. The EuroBasket trophy is pictured in the selvage.


French Indochina stamps: Inside Linn's

December 29, 2017 11:45 AM

Also in this issue are articles about the early stamps of New Brunswick and stamps of the former Aden protectorate states.


The 2018 commemoratives lineup from the Royal Mail

December 29, 2017 08:45 AM

Royal Mail reports that six of the stamps in the RAF Centenary issue will show “original artworks of iconic British aircraft from across the century.”


Miniature snowy owl irruption on recent European stamp issues

December 26, 2017 12:45 AM

A miniature irruption is taking place on postage stamps, with new stamps from Norway, Finland and Poland.


Cayman Island’s King George V pictorial stamps are a hot buy

December 20, 2017 10:05 AM

Among the subjects featured are a map of the islands, a catboat, red-footed boobies, conches and coconut palms, and hawksbill turtles.


Warrior, statesman and king on Polish stamps: Inside Linn's

December 15, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in this issue are features about the Graphics Philately Association and a hunt through a recently purchased stamp mixture.


Canada plans two issues for Jan. 15

December 15, 2017 09:00 AM

Canada Post has revealed the designs of its first two stamp issues for 2018.


Newest U.N. Flag series set shows new flags for eight member nations

December 13, 2017 01:00 PM

In the case of this upcoming issue, the eight stamps all represent nations previously acknowledged in the stamp series.


Czech hurdler claims 2016 Rio Olympics stamp breaks copyright law

December 09, 2017 09:30 AM

An Olympic athlete and two-time world champion from the Czech Republic says a stamp issued in 2016 commemorating the Rio Summer Games violates copyright law.


Souvenir sheets and stamps made from wood: Inside Linn's

December 08, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in this issue are features about recent first-day covers and Syrian airmails.


Sometimes, you just can’t beat a classic pre-WWII stamp

December 06, 2017 08:16 AM

Despite low catalog values, the longer sets from French colonies and offices can often be difficult to find.


Sing out! Carolers on stamps

December 01, 2017 05:00 PM

On a 2016 stamp from Antigua and Barbuda (Scott 3323) three Klingons, the hostile, warrior aliens from the Star Trek series, joyfully belt out a carol.


Kosovo’s Mother Teresa stamp wins award for best religious issue of 2017

November 25, 2017 08:15 AM

The design by Dijana Toskas and Hilmijeta Apuk shows a portrait of Mother Teresa praying and includes words from her poem Farewell.


Dragons pictured on British stamps since 1929: Inside Linn's

November 24, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in this issue are features exploring covers related to the postal optical character reader and postage dues.


Switzerland adds an extra dimension to its Christmas Carols stamps

November 22, 2017 05:00 PM

Swiss Post is taking the Christmas stamp craze one step further by letting you hear the actual carols. The four stamps were issued Nov. 15.


With collectors, these colonial stamps will simply never go out of style

November 21, 2017 04:30 PM

The set is a good buy at the Scott Standard catalog values, especially in mint never-hinged condition and very fine grade.


Royal Mail honors 70th wedding anniversary on souvenir sheet

November 21, 2017 10:32 AM

The six stamps in the souvenir sheet are arranged in three se-tenant (side-by-side) pairs, with each pair including a first-class stamp and a £1.57 stamp.


Washing machine and new postal emblem on Slovenia’s stamps

November 20, 2017 09:55 AM

Two of the stamps showing food are part of the Gastronomy series. The other stamp is the first in a new series called Slovenes in the World.


St. Thomas and Prince Islands stamps: Inside Linn's

November 17, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in this issue is a feature on stamp mixtures and a column looking at how Canada commemorates disasters.


UNPA overprints Samba pane for show

November 14, 2017 12:07 AM

The overprinted pane was issued Oct. 24, the first day of the Brasilia 2017 specialized world stamp exhibition held Oct. 24-27 in Brasilia, Brazil.


Menorah shines bright on Canada’s Nov. 20 Hanukkah stamp

November 13, 2017 09:15 AM

Canada’s Hanukkah stamp was designed by Angela Brown Carter of Entro Communications, a 50-year-old firm with offices in Toronto and Calgary.


Canada Post announced its 2018 stamp program

November 10, 2017 03:30 PM

Canada Post revealed its stamp program for 2018 on Nov. 10.


Guatemala’s iconic Quetzal stamp designs: Inside Linn's

November 10, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in this issue are articles reviewing modern American Bank Note proofs and how to service U.S.-Canada Hockey joint issue FDCs.


Vatican City’s 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation stamp

November 10, 2017 12:45 AM

The Vatican City will issue its commemorative stamp marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Nov. 23.


Britain’s new Christmas stamps feature children’s designs and famous paintings

November 10, 2017 08:00 AM

Four of the stamps show the two winning entries in a children’s design competition, and eight stamps reproduce Madonna and Child paintings.


From sea to rails and France to Gambia; readers share their collecting interests

November 09, 2017 05:15 PM

Starting a collection at an early age is a familiar story for most of us. Charles Vengrove said he became a worldwide stamp collector at age 5.


Canada features animals and 16th-century painting on Christmas stamps

November 08, 2017 08:30 AM

The sacred, or traditional, stamp, shows a 16th-century painting Adoration of the Shepherds attributed to Florentine artist Tommaso di Stefano Lunetti.


When it comes to topical stamps, this 1965 Malaysian issue ranks near the top

November 07, 2017 08:00 PM

Peninsular Malaysia occupies the southernmost part of the Asian continent, while East Malaysia occupies the northern part of the island, Borneo.


Italian stamps celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday have arrived

November 07, 2017 04:30 PM

The first stamp shows Mickey Mouse in the 1928 animated film Steamboat Willie created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks.


Canada commemorates Halifax Harbor disaster

November 06, 2017 12:15 AM

On Nov. 6, Canada Post issued a stamp recalling the devastating explosion that rocked the Nova Scotia port of Halifax at 9:04 a.m. on Dec. 6, 1917.


Postal history of the revolution in South Arabia 1963-68: Inside Linn's

November 03, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in this issue are articles on Canada's first stamps and the short-lived Stockholm City Post.


‘Freaks & Errors: A Rare Collection’ documentary premiere at Monacophil 2017

November 03, 2017 08:40 AM

Filmmaker Mark Cwiakala, the movie’s executive creative director, told Linn’s Stamp News that he is now looking to partner with a distributor.


Turkey and Finland triumph in separate Europa stamp competitions

October 28, 2017 07:00 PM

Third place went to Moldova’s 11-leu stamp depicting Mimi Castle, built in the late 19th century and recently restored.


United Nations honors Paris stamp fair on souvenir sheet of three

October 28, 2017 05:30 PM

Designed by Sergio Baradat of the United Nations, the sheet highlights Paris’ famous architecture and art.


Get on good terms with the language of stamp collecting

October 27, 2017 04:18 PM

Become familiar with terms used in stamp collecting. They will help you communicate more effectively with dealers and other collectors.


Newfoundland’s Minnesota airmail stamp misstep: Inside Linn's

October 27, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Nov. 13 issue, columnist Matthew Healey looks at an early postcard that depicts an unissued King Edward VII £5 stamp within a collage design.


Two-day UN Expo 17 opens in Bellefonte, Pa.

October 27, 2017 02:40 PM

Collectors traveled to the American Philatelic Center to take part in UN Expo 17, a stamp show and exhibition taking place Oct. 27-28.


Stamp hat-trick marks Toronto Maple Leafs centennial; souvenir sheet with fabric crest, coil shaped like puck

October 27, 2017 12:30 AM

A $5 fabric crest stamp, available only in a souvenir sheet, shows the Leafs’ logo from the sweater worn by legendary team captain "Teeder" Kennedy.


U.N. offers declaration on human rights: Week's Most Read

October 27, 2017 09:46 AM

Also this week, we ponder on whether a 5-cent refund would be paid by the USPS today.


At only 34 total stamps issued, this Horta Island set presents rare option for your collection

October 25, 2017 10:09 AM

Stamps of Horta are popular with Portugal collectors and classic stamp collectors.


U.N. offers wordy tribute to human rights declaration

October 24, 2017 09:00 AM

A new souvenir sheet from the United Nations Postal Administration includes the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its preamble in English, German and French.


South Korea continues stamp series showing the nature of the DMZ

October 23, 2017 01:30 PM

The first two stamps in this series were issued Nov. 22, 2016. Both of these 300-won stamps depict birds.


New Zealand created special seedless version of Grow Your Own stamps

October 21, 2017 12:30 AM

The seed and seedless versions of the souvenir sheet appear similar because an image of the seed paper has been printed on the stamps.


BIOT language challenge; 'ford to Kansas 5' cover

October 20, 2017 02:00 PM

Also in the Nov. 6 issue, author Paul Albright notes that the close examination of a cover was prompted by its auxiliary markings.


Corinphila auction to feature classic Swiss treasures, stamps and postal history from the Luder collection

October 19, 2017 02:30 PM

The stamp on the cover includes the frame around the full design plus a segment of the stamp from the row above.


United Nations Postal Administration announces its 2018 stamp program

October 17, 2017 10:51 AM

The UNPA 2018 stamp program will begin Jan. 12 with eight $1.15 stamps in the Flag series.


ATA offers free spooky topical checklist

October 13, 2017 03:13 PM

The American Topical Association's checklists are usually available to members only, but a special list is being offered to all for free.


Switzerland’s national day, Grandpa’s mixture: Inside Linn’s

October 13, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Oct. 30 issue, a collector’s question about a stamp inscribed in French and Arabic is answered in Collectors’ Forum.


Ireland faces criticism for Che Guevara stamp; first printing sells out in less than a week

October 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Criticism of the commemorative was swift, especially from the Cuban-American community.


Souvenir sheets show off landmarks, geographical features, giraffe

October 12, 2017 02:30 PM

Indonesia's new souvenir sheet contains a 10,000-rupiah stamp with a cartoonlike design showing a man holding a giant postcard and other landmarks.
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