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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Canada Post announced its 2018 stamp program

November 10, 2017 03:30 PM

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.
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