US Stamps

Charlie Brown stamp has blockbuster potential, upright Jenny Invert feedback sought: Week's Most Read

August 21, 2015 12:01 PM

  • Four of the 10 different A Charlie Brown Christmas forever stamps that will be issued Oct. 1.

By Joe O'Donnell

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. Postal Service inspector general seeks public comments about upright Jenny Invert pane: The Office of Inspector General of the United States Postal Service has been highly critical of the recent sales of the rare upright $2 Jenny Invert panes.

4. Queen Elizabeth II honored as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch: To celebrate this milestone, the postal administrations of Ascension Island, Bahamas, British Antarctic Territory, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and Tristan da Cunha are joining together in an omnibus stamp issue.

3. Giant rabbit on advertising cover; ‘adjusted and sealed’ mystery solved: On occasion, columnist and grandfather John L. Hotchner buy a stamp or cover that he wouldn’t normally collect, just because it will appeal to a youngster.

2. Cinderellas are a roller-coaster ride: Collecting cinderella stamps — broadly defined as stamplike labels that are not postage stamps — is not for everyone.

1. Could ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ be the next U.S. blockbuster stamp issue?: Donna Houseman notes the stamp issue would coincide with the much-anticipated (at least by the young at heart) The Peanuts Movie, scheduled to be released Nov. 6.

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