The sincerest form of flattery: imitations of airmail stamp design

U.S. Stamp Notes by John M. Hotchner In 1946, the United States Post Office Department began to use a design featuring the DC-4 Skymaster on a carmine background for its workhorse stamps paying domestic airmail letter rates. Ultimately three sheet stamps were issued showing this transport plane: the 1946 large-format 5¢ (Scott C32), 1947 small-format […]

New stamp honors science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin

.tnt-restrict-img-c1d32867-a0c6-531a-bb13-ea1b73b5fb7a { max-width: 1124px; } A new stamp honors science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin. Provided Joseph S. Pete The groundbreaking science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin, who novelist Michael Chabon called “the greatest American writer of her generation,” is being honored with a postage stamp. Le Guin, known for her pioneering and […]

Royal Mail marks 70 years of Dennis the Menace with stamp set

Royal Mail is marking 70 years of comic character Dennis the Menace with a new set of postage stamps. The designs are based on strips from Beano comics through the ages, featuring memorable moments of mischief by the perennial naughty schoolboy. The six stamps in the collection include images from Dennis’ first appearance in 1951, […]