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Bernie Sanders takes on USPS board, Chinese block sells for $445,000: Week's Most Read

September 11, 2015 09:46 AM

  • The entire nation was not red, despite the caption on the map on this issued but quickly withdrawn 1968 PRC stamp, offered as a rare block of four in Interasia’s July auction. The block sold for $445,000.

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.

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

5. Be a wise consumer when buying stamps and covers: Stamps and covers are no exception to the rules of consumerism, so how should stamp collectors decide when the price is right?

4. Withdrawn Guatemala airmail stamp is in demand: Guatemala has a strong collector following in the United States, with organized representation through the International Society of Guatemala Collectors and its quarterly publication, El Quetzal.

3. New Paul Newman stamp honors the actor’s philanthropic endeavors: The stamp is being issued Sept. 18 in a simple pane of 20 vertical stamps showing photographer Steve Schapiro’s portrait of Newman.

2. PRC 'entire nation is red' block sells for $445,000 at Interasia sale in Hong Kong: The problem with this stamp, which was withdrawn after just a few hours on sale on the morning of Nov. 25, 1968, was the presence in the design of the conspicuously not-red island of Taiwan. 

1. U.S. Postal Service board of governors could shrink to one member by December: Bernie Sanders single handedly has forced the United States Postal Service board of governors out of business, two individuals familiar with the issue have told Linn’s.

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