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.


‘Special Delivery’ attractively presents historic aspects of mail service

September 17, 2017 08:00 AM

A handsome new coffee-table book on the subject of America’s postal system and more debuted in 2016.


Batum issues are few but tricky; stamps of other Georgia regions contested

September 16, 2017 08:00 AM

Stamps of Batum might be among those missing from your album, and some research will quickly tell you why.


The stamps of short-lived South Kasai, spreadsheet stamp images: Inside Linn’s

September 15, 2017 11:00 AM

Also in the Oct. 2 issue: Charles Snee focuses on a specific $5 stamp available from the United States Postal Service — 23 years after it was issued.


Vive la France! Paris to host 2024 Olympics

September 15, 2017 08:00 AM

Almost immediately after Paris was selected, France’s La Poste issued an overprinted sheet of stamps in celebration.


Stamps without a name: Luxembourg Europa issue removed from sale

September 14, 2017 05:00 PM

While writing a review about China-related stamps issued in 2017 by different countries, Dingguo Dai noticed that these two stamps had no country name on them.


New British stamps show 24 children’s books published by Ladybird Books

September 14, 2017 01:45 PM

Three books in the Key Words Reading Scheme series are pictured on the first of the two nondenominated first-class stamps.


Unissued French colonial airmail stamp offers great bang for your buck

September 13, 2017 05:00 PM

The stamp is popular with collectors of religion on stamps as well as French colonies and India collectors.


New British postage labels depict six events in the history of airmail

September 13, 2017 11:00 AM

Mail by Air is the third set in a series with the theme of mail transportation. The previous two sets in the series were Royal Mail Heritage.


Newest ‘Fakes Forgeries Experts’ volume assembles 16 scholarly articles

September 10, 2017 08:00 AM

FFE editor Vincent Schouberechts has assembled 16 scholarly articles touching on recent discoveries in the world of philatelic forgeries.


Royal Mail to feature ‘Star Wars’ droids and aliens on upcoming stamps

September 09, 2017 08:00 AM

Great Britain will issue eight stamps Oct. 12 in conjunction with the upcoming release of the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


‘The One-Cent Magenta’ author James Barron to deliver 14th Maynard Sundman lecture

September 08, 2017 09:00 AM

The 14th Maynard Sundman lecture, to be presented Sept. 21 at the National Postal Museum, features James Barron, a 40-year veteran of The New York Times and author of The One-Cent Magenta: Inside the Quest to Own the Most Valuable Stamp in the World.


Celebrating Queen front man Freddie Mercury: musical icon and childhood stamp collector

September 07, 2017 09:45 AM

Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead singer of Queen, would’ve been 71 this week. We celebrate his life by reflecting on his childhood stamp collection.


Lengthy definitive series showcased Argentina, Tuscany’s first issue: Inside Linn’s

September 01, 2017 03:00 PM

Sept. 18 issue highlights include Fred Baumann's exploration of Argentina's 1935-51 stamp series and Sergio Sismondo's discussion of Tuscany's first issue.


2018 Scott Classic Specialized catalog soon to be published

September 01, 2017 11:27 AM

The 2018 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 will be published in November.
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