Linn's Stamp News
Linn's Stamp News describes itself as “the world's largest newspaper devoted to postage stamp collecting.” Its offices are based in Sidney, Ohio, United States.
Founding and organisation
Founded by George W. Linn in 1928 as Linn's Weekly Stamp News, Linn's is today owned by Amos Press Inc., a family-owned hobby publishing company based in Sidney, Ohio.
Linn's Stamp News is staffed by stamp-collector journalists providing “accurate, timely and detailed news coverage as well as a wide variety of columns and features of interest to stamp collectors all over the globe.” Each issue of Linn's also features many hundreds of display and classified advertisements.
In addition to its newspaper, Linn's maintains the website zillionsofstamps.com, a buying and selling service which is also designed to entertain and inform the stamp-collecting community.
Linn's editor is Michael Baadke, who began his journalism career in 1975 as a writer and staff editor for The Michigan Daily in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US. He joined Linn's Stamp News as a staff writer in February 1993 and was named senior editor at Linn's in April 1996.
In March 2001, Baadke became editor of Scott Stamp Monthly, and was named editor of Linn's in November 2007.
Michael Baadke's collections
Baadke collects stamps of the United States and Denmark, as well as German stamps and postal history.
He also maintains a topical collection on the subjects of beer and brewing, and collects stamps and other philatelic objects featuring designs engraved by the artist Czeslaw Slania (1921-2005).
Media and sister publications
In addition to its print edition, a digital edition of Linn's Stamp News is published online.
Amos Press Inc also publishes Scott Stamp Monthly, the Scott line of stamp catalogs, albums and supplies, and a number of “hobby publications” including Coin Values, Coin World, Paper Money Values and Worldwide Coins.