World Stamps

08/22/2017

Ten Great Britain stamps celebrate popular classic children’s toys

Great Britain’s Royal Mail celebrates classic toys from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century on 10 new stamps. The stamps were issued Aug. 22 in two strips of five.

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World Stamps

08/20/2017

Four countries honor museums on new stamps

Recent stamps from Lebanon, the Netherlands, Finland, and Romania feature different types of museums.

World Stamps

08/19/2017

RPSL presents 2017 achievement medals

The Royal Philatelic Society London has presented its medals for 2017 to acknowledge notable achievements.

Postal Updates

08/19/2017

USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services no longer accepting foreign credit card payments

Linn’s had asked what percentage of sales would the policy affect. The USPS said that information was “deemed proprietary” and would not be disclosed.

US Stamps

08/19/2017

African American history and culture honored on stamp picturing museum

The National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., gets its own stamp Sept. 24.

US Stamps

08/18/2017

Counterfeit 2017 U.S. Love Skywriting stamps surface on eBay

When it comes to counterfeit stamps, the United States Postal Service is not feeling the love.

US Stamps

08/18/2017

A dollar-sign reunion of sorts, poisonous mushrooms on stamps: Inside Linn’s

Highlights in the Sept. 4 issue include a recommendation to look for an undervalued U.S. savings stamp.

World Stamps

08/18/2017

Modest British Guiana stamps mimic designs of the pricey classics

The British Guiana 1856 1¢ Magenta is the world's most expensive stamp. Fortunately, there are many affordable stamps from this country to collect.

US Stamps

08/18/2017

Columbus’ ‘broken hat’ and coil stamps for Father Ted Hesburgh: Week’s Most Read

Also this week, the USPS heeded demands from collectors to lower its minimum order quantities for coil stamps.

World Stamps

08/17/2017

‘Philatelic Database’ offers online archives of articles and more about stamp collecting

The site is run by Richard Turton and William Cochrane, who exemplify how wide the world wide web really is.

Postal Updates

08/17/2017

Coast-to-coast eclipse postmarks include ‘landfall’ marking in Oregon

The total solar eclipse sweeping across the United States Aug. 21 is the theme for numerous pictorial cancels in this week’s listings.

World Stamps

08/17/2017

Popular 2½-penny Rarotongan Chief stamp offers substance and history at a fair price

British Empire stamps of the classic period are favorites with many collectors. They often feature finely engraved designs and intriguing subjects.

US Stamps

08/16/2017

Bigalke to return to Linn’s as new editor-in-chief

Bigalke started his philatelic journalism career at Linn’s, where as senior editor he covered U.S. stamp stories.

US Stamps

08/16/2017

Billboard mimics Energy Conservation stamp

The billboard was located by a roadside in Laurens, S.C., and credited to the Laurens Commission of Public Works.