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.


Topical African butterfly stamp adds a valuable piece to your collection

October 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Its stamp-issuing policy since independence can only be described as out of control, adding some substance to this stamp, and your collection.


Smokey Bear collector strikes gold; sports-related stamps from Lebanon: Inside Linn’s

October 06, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Oct. 23 issue, a collector’s question about a Netherlands stamp is answered in Collectors’ Forum.


Australia Post issues reduced-rate ‘concession’ stamp

October 05, 2017 01:00 PM

Australia Post issued its first concession stamps March 24, 2014. Those featured a beach, along with a Kangaroo.


APS president may leave for U.S. education role

October 04, 2017 01:45 PM

Mick Zais could be resigning as president of the American Philatelic Society if he is confirmed as Donald Trump’s pick for a top education post.


Mystic donates stamps to student Holocaust project

October 03, 2017 09:00 AM

Each Holocaust project collage will include at least one dove stamp to represent the hope for peace and the end of discrimination and bullying.


Saar’s history and limited number of issues make it collectible

October 02, 2017 09:00 AM

Their history is interesting, many of the designs are attractive, and you will be surprised at how quickly you can complete these pages in your album.


UN Expo 17 welcomes collectors to Bellefonte, Pa.

October 01, 2017 04:00 PM

The two-day show is sponsored by United Nations Philatelists Inc., in association with the American Philatelic Society.


Revenue stamps paid postage on 1986 Guyana letter

September 29, 2017 07:00 PM

A shortage of foreign exchange and soaring domestic inflation in the 1980s left Guyana short of postage stamps.


Charming stamps from a tropical paradise, first issue of classic Denmark: Inside Linn’s

September 29, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Oct. 16 issue: Kathleen Wunderly highlights the eight stamps Rhodes issued in 1935 to commemorate the 1933-34 Holy Year.


Superstars dazzle in Canada Hockey Legends finale

September 29, 2017 11:45 AM

The stamps commemorate the 100th anniversary of the NHL and the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup.


Front door stamps: On the back page

September 28, 2017 07:00 PM

Senior editor Denise McCarty explores some of the colorful stamps from around the world picturing front doors and their associated architecture.


Space travel, a dog, and Sputnik? 2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina stamp has plenty to offer

September 27, 2017 05:00 PM

The design of the stamp shows Laika in her space harness prior to the launch of the satellite.


American Philatelic Society names Martin Kent Miller as new editor

September 26, 2017 09:00 AM

While Miller’s primary responsibilities will be managing the two publications of the APS and APRL, he also will lead efforts to revamp the APS website.


Australian Antarctic Territory stamps recount story of Macquarie Island

September 24, 2017 08:00 AM

Macquarie Island was politically part of Tasmania beginning in 1900, and became a Tasmanian State Reserve in 1978.


Royal Mail to issue three booklets featuring its 2017 Star Wars stamps

September 23, 2017 07:00 PM

One of the booklets will be issued on the same date as the stamps, Oct. 21. The other two are slated for release on Dec. 14


Cats purr-fect for Canada Post latest children’s semipostals

September 22, 2017 05:00 PM

Canada Post first issued semipostal stamps in 1974-76, when a dozen helped fund the 21st Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec.


First Canada-India joint issue celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights

September 22, 2017 04:30 PM

The five-day Diwali festival, which falls on Oct. 19 this year, celebrates the triumph of light over darkness.


A macabre device for preserving corpses, down a philatelic rabbit hole: Inside Linn’s

September 22, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Oct. 9 issue: Tony Wawrukiewicz explores how a U.S. Post Office Department form was used to document return of other than first-class mail.
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