Postal Updates

By Joe O'Donnell

USPS announces joint issue with Japan, higher stamp prices approved: Week's Most Read

February 27, 2015 08:51 AM

  • Two United States forever stamps showing dogwood blossoms and cherry blossoms will be part of a joint stamp issue with Japan taking place April 10.

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. Linn’s columnist John Hotchner responds to criticisms of U.S. program proposals: Linn's Stamp News in its Feb. 23 issue published an open letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan from Hotchner and others.

4. Where's the moose? Regency-Superior kicks off 2015 with the sale of a missing-moose error: Somewhere between eight and 12 panes of four of the rather spectacular error have surfaced.

3. Washington coil error discovered on flat-rate envelope used to mail APS circuit books: The newly discovered die cut-omitted (imperforate) error was reported by a stamp collector in Wisconsin.

2. Rate change approved by Postal Regulatory Commission: Higher stamp prices proposed by the U.S. Postal Service have won the endorsement of the Postal Regulatory Commission.

1. USPS announces joint issue with Japan in April: Joint stamp issue will to commemorate the 1915 gift of dogwood trees sent to Japan by President William Howard Taft.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, Feb. 20, and 8:59 a.m. ET Friday, Feb. 27.