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USPS announces operating profit, World Stamp Show attendance announced: Week’s Most Read

November 18, 2016 09:26 AM

  • The top post on Linns.com this week reported the United States Postal Service's announcement of an operating profit of $610 million from its controllable operations during fiscal year 2016.

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.

5. Monday Morning Brief | Stamp error discovered: Managing editor Chad Snee reports on the recent discovery of an imperforate error of the Quilled Paper Heart forever stamp.

4. The stamp that was designed by a Mad magazine cartoonist: As an unabashed fan of  Mad magazine in his teenage years, John Hotchner later discovered a philatelic connection.

3.  Interpreting the World Stamp Show-NY 2016 attendance figures: For months, we patiently awaited the final attendance results, and we commend the honest approach to reporting them.

2. Navigating the market for one of the most attractive U.S. stamp sets: Tip of the Week: Be careful when buying these stamps. There are certain varieties that are not a good bargain.

1. U.S. Postal Service reports $610 million operating profit for 2016: For the third straight year, the United States Postal Service has managed to show an operating profit despite its inability to pay some large congressionally mandated payments.

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