US Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

2 Inverted Jennies sold, eBay bidding war over solo cover reported: Week's Most Read

April 03, 2015 10:17 AM

  • Position 80 of the only sheet of Inverted Jenny stamps realized $132,250 at the Michael E. Aldrich auction at Aripex on Feb. 21.

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. Stamp Market Tips: U.S. Bicycle local can be a good buy: Local stamps are a fascinating, if sometimes bewildering collecting specialty.

4. Two examples of rare rotary press sheet waste stamps sold in separate auctions: The firm of Matthew Bennett sold the Michael Bakwin collection of used United States stamps from 1847 to 1947 on Feb. 25 in New York.

3. Postal Service delays rate increase: The delay of a rate increase USPS had planned to implement April 26 was not completely unexpected.

2. Bidding war drives 22¢ Prexie solo cover to $4,050 on eBay: When two auction bidders decide they must have the same thing, the results can be spectacular.

1. Two Inverted Jennies hammered down in separate auctions in February: The two stamps changed hands at auction in late February, in sales on opposite sides of the country.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, March 27, and 10:25 a.m. ET Friday, April 3.