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New Elvis stamps leak out early, USPS quarterly financials released: Week's Most Read

August 15, 2015 11:22 AM

  • One of three Elvis Presley stamp panes purchased two days before the official Aug. 12 issue date. The stamps were purchased in Tennessee by a collector.

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. Lundy’s curious philatelic past: Puffins, pirates and local post stamps: Collectors frequently have deja-vu experiences when visiting foreign countries, when they recognize buildings or scenery from their stamp albums.

4. Danish West Indies 1915 King Christian X set is good buy: Danish West Indies issued its first stamps in 1856. Its stamp output totaled fewer than 60 postage stamps and eight postage due stamps.

3. U.S. Coast Guard welcomes new forever stamp with nautical touches: The Coast Guard rolled out its nautical welcomes as it greeted the first U.S. commemorative stamp to honor the service since 1945 (Scott 936).

2. Elvis Presley stamps sold early in Tennessee: A stamp collector reports purchasing three 16-stamp panes of the new Elvis Presley commemorative forever stamp in the Mason, Tenn., post office on Aug. 10, two days before the Aug. 12 official issue date.

1. Quarterly USPS financial statement shows growth in package shipping: Every quarter a small drama plays out over the latest United States Postal Service financial numbers that come out of USPS headquarters at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington.

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