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Monday Morning Brief | Mail transport history: it all began on foot

July 31, 2017 08:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Sneak-peek: 2018 Scott U.S. Specialized catalog

July 24, 2017 08:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | APS Stampshow to host debut of Protect Pollinators stamps

July 17, 2017 08:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Bicycles on stamps: a history full of spins

July 10, 2017 08:00 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | $2 Jenny Invert update

July 03, 2017 08:00 AM

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.
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