newsElusive Great Britain Official perfins, ‘The Spirit of the Nation’ cinderella, faraway islands and their stamps: Inside Linn’s Stamp News
June 23, 2017 03:00 PMAlso in the July 10 issue, Stamps Down Under columnist introduces the vibrant stamps of Cocos Islands, and Wayne Youngblood reveals the fascinating history behind a Prohibition-era cinderella.
newsLander Brothers Anchorage stamp a gem among Nigerian stamps
June 21, 2017 07:00 PMThe stamp features a circular hologram, is on thick white paper, and has the denomination in black. The ink of the orange “Nigeria” inscription does not fluoresce, and there is a “NIPOST 2010” copyright inscription in the left margin.
newsNew stamps from Royal Mail display historic windmills and waterwheels
June 20, 2017 05:30 PMRoyal Mail’s other products for the Windmills and Watermills set include first-day covers, six postcards reproducing the designs of the stamps, and a presentation pack with mint examples of the stamps and text by Martin Watts, an expert on mills.
newsIstanbul model for international reply coupon features dove, pair of hands, Arctic backdrop
June 17, 2017 02:00 PMThe design of the new coupon by graphic artist Nguyen Du of Vietnam shows “a pair of hands and a dove against an Arctic backdrop to represent sustainable development in the postal sector,” according to the UPU, an organization that serves as the primary forum for cooperation between postal administrations worldwide.
newsCanal Zone 50¢ Blackburn Official stamp offers both international and U.S. appeal
June 16, 2017 01:00 PMOnly 1,000 of the rose-lilac stamps were issued. The 2017 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers does not value the stamp in unused condition or mint condition, because it is only known used. It is valued in used condition at $550.
newsThe royal Russian on an Estonian stamp, researching cacheted FDCs, and a Syrian stamp for Palmyra: Inside Linn’s Stamp News
June 09, 2017 03:00 PMAlso in the June 26 issue, Lloyd de Vries, in his informative First-Day Covers column, explores the myriad sources available to help collectors learn about the artists who created their cacheted FDCs.
news‘The little horses’ of Sardinia, Civil War forts around Washington, and the 1902 postage due stamps of Greece: Inside Linn’s Stamp News
June 02, 2017 03:00 PMAlso in the June 19 issue, Labron Harris, our Classic U.S. Postal History columnist, shows off covers from forts that formed a ring of protection around Washington, D.C., during the Civil War.