US Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

USPS commended for Angelou stamp decision, Special Olympics stamp planned: Week's Most Read

April 24, 2015 11:45 AM

  • Linn's Stamp News Editor-in-Chief Charles Snee commended the USPS for its handling of the Maya Angelou stamp controversy.

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. Great Britain Philately: Paying tribute to the world’s first adhesive postage stamp: On May 6, Great Britain’s Royal Mail will mark the 175th anniversary of the creation of the Penny Black with a new souvenir sheet.

4. U.S. Postal Service reveals World Stamp Show stamp design: The stamps will be offered in panes of 20 with the two vertical designs laid out in a checkerboard pattern.

3. Penner wants U.S. stamp program to have impact: The new acting director of stamp services for the United States Postal Service has long wanted to run the stamp program.

2. Special Olympics stamp marks upcoming Los Angeles Games: The United States Postal Service is commemorating the event with a new nondenominated (49¢) forever stamp.

1. Kudos to U.S. Postal Service for its decision not to reissue Maya Angelou forever stamp: While we at Linn's Stamp News certainly appreciate the desire for accuracy on postage stamps, we think the Postal Service made the right decision.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, April 17, and 11:50 a.m. ET Friday, April 24.