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

July 28, 2017 10:00 AM

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.


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

July 27, 2017 01:00 PM

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


Australia Post depicts dragonflies on Stamp Collecting Month issue

July 25, 2017 09:00 AM

Australia Post introduced its Stamp Collecting Month in 1993, and has issued stamps each year with a special theme that appeals to children and is educational as well.


Say Cheese! Four European countries feature the delectable dairy product on stamps

July 24, 2017 09:00 AM

A new stamp from Lithuania honors cheese as part of its culinary heritage. Recent stamps of Austria, Germany and France also feature cheese.


‘Howards End’ star Sam West has soft spot for Great Britain’s 1867 Two Shilling Blue

July 23, 2017 09:00 AM

Sam West, who starred in the acclaimed 1992 film Howards End, is an avid stamp collector, reports the Financial Times.


A look at a few of the hundreds of stamp blogs that can be found on the internet

July 21, 2017 05:00 PM

A blog, short for web log, doesn’t usually provide as much information as a standard website, but can be a source of fascinating stamp details.


Spanning bridges in China, 16 months of Canary Islands airmail stamps, and a 2012 U.S. stamp tip: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

July 21, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in our Aug. 7 issue, Stamp Collecting Basics columnist Janet Klug artfully reviews the 16-month history of Canary Islands airmail stamps. All 53 stamps, she reports, are “budget friendly.”


Media focuses on North Korea’s anti-American stamps; Fox quotes Scott editor Frankevicz

July 21, 2017 01:00 PM

North Korea’s latest anti-American stamps received wide media attention, with news outlets from CNN to Fox News reporting on them.


Scarce 2008 Nigeria set with subtle design change worth the hunt

July 19, 2017 07:00 PM

Stamp market tipsters Henry Gitner and Rick Miller are not suggesting that you buy these stamps at $100 or more. Just keep them on your radar, they recommend.


Stamps celebrate bicentennials of cement, the bicycle, and the kaleidoscope

July 16, 2017 09:00 AM

A €1.30 French stamp issued June 6 is inscribed “1817 - Invention Du Ciment Artificial,” which translates to invention of artificial cement.


Growing your own philatelic garden, an unissued stamp from Ceylon, and forerunners from Slovenia: Inside Linn’s Stamp News

July 14, 2017 03:00 PM

Also in the Aug. 21 issue, Classic U.S. Postal History columnist Labron Harris discusses adversity covers.


Local post Bird stamp set of five issued May 13 continues island of Lundy tradition since 1929

July 13, 2017 07:00 PM

The featured birds and denominations are water rail, 30 puffins; wheatear, 55 puffins; puffin, 70 puffins; Manx shearwater, 125 puffins; and peregrine falcon, 200 puffins. The stamps were printed by Cartor in France.


Fresh flock of Birds of Canada definitive stamps to take flight Aug. 1

July 13, 2017 01:00 PM

Featured in this year’s installment of the Birds of Canada stamps are a trio of powerful raptors, a shy aquatic bird with a haunting call, and a beautiful blue backyard bully.


Britain’s Landmark Buildings issue celebrates modern architecture

July 13, 2017 12:00 AM

All the stamps are nondenominated with the inscription “1st,” indicating that they pay the first-class domestic letter rate, currently 65 pence.


Guernsey issues its own heat-sensitive stamps for the solar eclipse

July 09, 2017 07:00 PM

The stamp designs represent “six coastal locations that will be treated to a partial eclipse,” according to Guernsey Post. The issue is called Coastal Eclipses.


Canadian Photography series concludes with a finale in black and white

July 09, 2017 09:00 AM

The designs also were reconfigured into a set of international-rate postal cards, though Canada Post did not issue any stamps denominated to pay rates abroad as it had during 2013-16.


Sudan 50th Death Anniversary set for Charles Gordon still in demand

July 05, 2017 11:00 AM

General Gordon was an eccentric but brilliant military commander. Gordon served in the British Army in the Crimean War, but he won lasting fame in brilliantly commanding the Ever Victorious Army of the Emperor of China.


Isle of Man ends June with the introduction of a bird stamp set

July 03, 2017 04:00 PM

The set includes six stamps celebrating the work of the Manx BirdLife census. The designs show the oystercatcher, eider, little tern, fulmar, black guillemot and razorbill.
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