Editorial Insights

Stamps have carried more than just letters in the mail Stamps have carried more than just letters in the mail
Not so many years ago, when postal regulations weren’t quite so demanding, stamps were used to mail all manner of items, not just letters. (Read more...)

Let’s not throw traditional stamps into the CSAC dumpster Let’s not throw traditional stamps into the CSAC dumpster
I am yesterday’s lunch in the world of creating United States postage stamps, but I still care deeply about their subjects and how they portray America. (Read more...)

Scott eCatalogues provide the content without having to lug around a heavy book
In case you missed the announcement several months ago, online editions of the Scott catalogs are now available for purchase at scottonline.com. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: Scott U.S. pocket catalog For basic information about U.S. stamps, consider the Scott U.S. pocket catalog
Fall is a busy month for the Scott Publishing Co. (Read more...)

Fall, winter months are an excellent time to spend organizing your stamp collection
As I write, we are on the cusp of October here in west-central Ohio. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: Circus souvenir sheet USPS is following wrong playbook with Circus sheet
Collectors who purchase The 2014 Stamp Yearbook from the United States Postal Service will be treated to one item available in mint condition nowhere else: a special three-stamp “Circus souvenir sheet.” (Read more...)

2015 Scott Classic specialized catalog: 30,000 value changes, many new listings
The Scott catalog editors are just days away from finishing the final online proofing and sending the pages of the 2015 Scott Classic Specialized Catalogue of Stamps and Covers 1840-1940 to the printer. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: The Philatelic Book of Secrets 'The Philatelic Book of Secrets' can help a collector more easily spot altered stamps
Regular readers of John Hotchner’s U.S. Stamp Notes column know that the column for the fourth week each month is devoted to explaining the world of expertizing. (Read more...)

Editor’s Insights: USPS denial of FOIA request overturned USPS denial of FOIA request overturned; Linn’s given initial $2 Jenny sales figures
Sometimes persistence does pay off. (Read more...)

The APS Stampshow at Hartford was a fantastic display of our amazing hobby
The American Philatelic Society Stampshow is the biggest annual stamp show in the country, and it puts on a wonderful display of our hobby for all who attend. (Read more...)

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