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By Joe O'Donnell

Gibbons downplays profit warning, Angelou and Civil War ceremonies both successes: Week's Most Read

May 01, 2015 09:50 AM

  • This panoramic view of the Appomattox stamp event taken by Mark Saunders, a Postal Service public affairs specialist, shows how impressive the attendance was.

It’s time to catch up on the week that was in stamp-collecting insights and news.

Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics. 

Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:

5. You bought it: Reader adds to collection of unusual usages of U.S. Transportation coils: As part of our continued conversation with our readers, we ask Facebook fans to share stories about the philatelic acquisitions they've made recently.  

4. New Ferns coils: One of these things is not like the other: The new Ferns coils come in rolls of 3,000 and 10,000, so it would be normal for the stamps from both of these new rolls to be exactly alike. But they're not.

3. Many reasons to collect the postal stationery of Canada: How can you keep the hobby affordable and enjoyable? Collectors of Canada need look no further than the wealth of stamped envelopes, postal cards, lettercards, wrappers and aerograms issued since 1860.

2. A tale of two first-day ceremonies: Maya Angelou and Civil War: The success of the Angelou event was no surprise, but the huge turnout for the Appomattox ceremony and the long lines that collectors reported of people buying the Civil War stamps was.

1. Gibbons shifting focus to navigate market turmoil: The renowned British stamp firm of Stanley Gibbons is downplaying the profit warning it issued to shareholders in early April.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, April 24, and 10:00 a.m. ET Friday, May 1.