Stamp News

A Speech About Janet Klug From 2008

In 2008, I wrote this speech to honor my dear friend and fellow collector Janet Klug, who passed away on June 16th, 2023.  I’ve been reminiscing about our long friendship and I’d like to share it with you… “I’m honored to have the opportunity to talk about Janet tonight. Janet is one of my favorite … Read more

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Janet Klug (1950-2023) A Collector for All Seasons

The stamp-collecting world lost one of its kindest, most enthusiastic voices when my very good friend and fellow stamp collector, Janet Klug, passed away June 16th, 2023. During a 2014 interview in Linn’s Stamp News, Janet confessed: “It is true when I say I never met a stamp I didn’t like.”  It was this lifelong … Read more

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Elvis Presley – King of Rock ‘n’ Roll AND Postage Stamps

Ever since Elvis Presley’s death in 1977, fans across America clamored for a postage stamp honoring the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.  The world’s first Elvis stamps were issued by St. Vincent in 1985 (four singles and four souvenir sheets), but the US still had nearly a decade to wait. Around 1988, Postmaster General Anthony … Read more

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Ukraine Postage Stamp Sends Clear Message to Russia

On April 12, 2022, Ukraine made big waves in the news with a new postage stamp picturing a Snake Island soldier flipping a Russian warship the bird.  It was Ukraine’s first postage stamp in wartime conditions and quickly drew the attention of collectors and non-collectors alike.  In fact, the stamp went viral online with millions … Read more

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Discover the History of Confederate Printing Press No. 3

Did you know Mystic now owns the only surviving printing press used to produce the first Confederate postage stamps?

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Watch CBS’ Stamp Collecting Show

Did you miss the recent stamp collecting segment on the CBS Sunday Morning show?

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CBS Sunday Morning Airs Stamp Collecting Segment

Exciting news – for the first time in its 36-year history, CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment on stamp collecting! The show ran on Sunday, January 18th, at 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. Did you watch it? Correspondent Rita Braver interviewed several leading members of our hobby, including Ken Martin of the APS, organizers of … Read more

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Stamp Collecting via the NPM

Produced by the National Postal Museum, this video stars Don Sundman and Bill Gross as they discuss their passion for collecting.

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Roger Brody’s Second Purpose

Roger S. Brody, a specialist in early twentieth century U.S. stamps, was introduced to the world of stamp collecting at the age of ten, when he was given a general world-wide album filled with a smattering of stamps

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