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Monday Morning Brief | Disney Villains to appear on U.S. stamps

June 26, 2017 08:06 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | For sale: 160 years of philatelic tradition

June 19, 2017 08:30 AM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | For sale: 160 years of philatelic tradition

June 19, 2017 06:00 PM

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.

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Monday Morning Brief | Assassinating ‘The Butcher of Prague’

June 12, 2017 08:00 AM

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.”

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Monday Morning Brief | Missing in action: imperforate uncut press sheets

June 05, 2017 09:15 AM

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.
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