By Joe O'Donnell

eBay stamp-market savant profiled: Morning Report

January 29, 2015 04:31 PM

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of philately:

1. The eBay way

The Concord Monitor (Mass.) recently wrote up a profile of Joe Cortese, an area business man who sells stamps only through eBay auctions. 

"He said the eBay market has so many collectors willing to buy that, if you have the goods, you can sell $1 million a month or more," the Monitor's Jan. 4 post reads. "He said more than just a hobby, stamp collecting is a form of investment. A friend of his bought a block of four Inverted Jenny stamps – a famous misprint – for $1 million seven years ago and recently sold them to an investment group for $5 million."

Get the fascinating full story here.

2. What's new on

The U.S. Postal Service will be holding steady Priority Mail and Express Mail rates, it announced this week. 

Read more about the announcement.

3. Yesterday's most-viewed post

Pope Francis stamps popular in the Philippines 

4. Being social

We've posted four more of the Royal Mail's Alice in Wonderland Vine clips here

5. Happy Friday

Have a great weekend everyone. Tell us about the stamps you buy on our Facebook page!