January 22, 2018 08:00 AMMonday Morning Brief | Cost to collect U.S. stamps of 2017 Linn’s editor Michael Baadke reports that the cost to collect a mint example of each postage stamp and postal stationery item issued by the United States Postal Service during 2017 is less than $100. However, purchasing just one example of each stamp is not always possible.
January 08, 2018 07:30 AMMonday Morning Brief | Sneak peek: modern U.S. stamp values in 2019 Scott catalog Scott catalog managing editor Chad Snee discusses market activity that positively affected values for selected modern United States stamps in the upcoming 2019 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue.
November 20, 2017 08:30 AMMonday Morning Brief | New Scott Classic Specialized catalog The 2018 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers is here! Scott catalog managing editor Chad Snee reveals a few highlights, and pulls the curtain back a bit on the editorial and valuing work already underway for the 2019 Scott catalogs.
October 27, 2017 04:32 PMMonday Morning Brief | Wonder Woman Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports on upcoming United States stamps celebrating the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman's first appearance in a December 1941 comic book. The stamps will be issued Oct. 7 at New York Comic Con.
July 31, 2017 08:00 AMMonday Morning Brief | Mail transport history: it all began on foot In this week’s brief, Scott catalog senior editor Tim Hodge highlights the movement of mail by foot, the most primitive means of transport. Stay tuned for Hodge’s future reports on the history of moving the mail.
July 24, 2017 08:00 AMMonday Morning Brief | Sneak-peek: 2018 Scott U.S. Specialized catalog Curious about what’s in store for the 2018 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers? Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee pulls the curtain back a wee bit to reveal some of the pleasant surprises that await within the pages of this much-anticipated volume to be published in October.
July 17, 2017 08:00 AMMonday Morning Brief | APS Stampshow to host debut of Protect Pollinators stamps Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman reveals the grace and beauty of the pollinators depicted on five new United States stamps to be issued Aug. 3 at the American Philatelic Society Stampshow in Richmond, Va.
July 10, 2017 08:00 AMMonday Morning Brief | Bicycles on stamps: a history full of spins Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz takes us on a whirlwind tour of bicycles on stamps: from the draisine, forerunner to the modern bicycle, to the aerodynamic, ultrafast racing bikes in the Tour de France. He also talks about another bike tour — one that involves donuts.
July 03, 2017 08:00 AMMonday Morning Brief | $2 Jenny Invert update With post office inventories of the $2 Jenny Invert stamp dwindling, Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke recaps the continuing history of the 2013 stamp and the rare upright variety intentionally created by the Postal Service.
June 26, 2017 08:06 AMMonday Morning Brief | Disney Villains to appear on U.S. stamps The United States Postal Service revealed on June 21 that its next set of Disney stamps would feature 10 villains. The stamps are to be issued July 15. Linn’s senior editor Denise McCarty takes a look at the despicable Disney characters to be featured on these stamps and also discusses the history of Disney stamps.
June 19, 2017 08:30 AMMonday Morning Brief | For sale: 160 years of philatelic tradition On June 12, Stanley Gibbons, the British stamp dealer and auction house, announced the firm was open to receiving takeover bids from “any interest party.” Linn’s managing editor Chad Snee reviews this startling development, and reminds collectors about the Total Solar Eclipse stamp and its real astronomical counterpart occurring later this summer.
June 19, 2017 06:00 PMMonday Morning Brief | For sale: 160 years of philatelic tradition On June 12, Stanley Gibbons, the British stamp dealer and auction house, announced the firm was open to receiving takeover bids from “any interest party.” Linn’s managing editor Chad Snee reviews this startling development, and reminds collectors about the Total Solar Eclipse stamp and its real astronomical counterpart occurring later this summer.
June 12, 2017 08:00 AMMonday Morning Brief | Assassinating ‘The Butcher of Prague’ On May 17, the Czech Republic issued a souvenir sheet commemorating the 75th anniversary of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz recounts the clandestine plan, dubbed Operation Anthropoid, that eliminated what he calls “one of the nastiest Nazis to walk the face of the earth.”
June 05, 2017 09:15 AMMonday Morning Brief | Missing in action: imperforate uncut press sheets Imperforate uncut press sheets of a United States stamp were last made available in February 2016. Since then, explains Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee, the U.S. Postal Service has been less than forthcoming about the apparent demise of a product that sparked interest in the U.S. stamp program and captured collectors’ attention.
May 29, 2017 08:00 AMMonday Morning Brief | ‘Gentlemen, start your engines’ Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman takes a nostalgic look back at the Indianapolis 500, the spectacular race devoted fans call the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” and highlights recent stamps from the United States, Canada, and Monaco devoted to speedy cars and those who drive them.
May 08, 2017 08:00 AMMonday Morning Brief | A famous apparition celebrates its 100th anniversary Scott catalog new-issues editor Marty Frankevicz traces the history of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to a trio of children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917. This coming weekend, a century after Mary made her startling appearance, Pope Francis will canonize Francisco, who died in 1919, and Jacinta, who passed away the following year.
May 01, 2017 08:00 AMMonday Morning Brief | And the 2016 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll winner is … Which issue won as overall favorite in the 2016 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll? Linn’s Stamp News managing editor Chad Snee reveals the answer to this all-important question, and discusses other 2016 stamps Linn’s readers selected in different voting categories, such as best design and least necessary.