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49¢ stamp sticking around for 8 months, APS Stampshow approaches: Week's Most Read

August 07, 2015 08:54 AM

  • A postcard advertising Stampshow 2015 will be sent to approximately 1.5 million addresses within a radius of Grand Rapids in advance of the show. In addition to picturing the U.S. World Stamp Show - NY 2016 stamps that will be issued Aug. 20 at Stampshow, the card includes the logos of the American Philatelic Society and the United States Postal Service.

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, according to reader metrics.

Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:

5. New APS executive director has ties with APS vice president Mick Zais: On July 24, the APS announced that Scott English, chief of staff to a controversial South Carolina lawmaker, had won the executive director’s job without being a member of the hobby.

4. Harmer-Schau auction at APS Stampshow Aug. 20-22: The sale offers a broad array of United States and worldwide stamps and covers, as well as collections that highlight selected material from a number of specialist collectors.

3. Priority No. 1 for new APS director: increase membership: It didn’t take long for the doom-and-gloomers to weigh in with their prognostications following the July 24 announcement of the hiring of former political aide Scott English.

2. Largest U.S. national stamp show Aug. 20-23 in Grand Rapids, Mich.: Stampshow, the nation’s largest annual postage stamp event, Thursday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 23, at the DeVos Place Convention Center.

1. PRC ruling keeps 49¢ stamp around for eight more months: The cash-hungry United States Postal Service has won what is described as an eight-month extension on its current stamp prices.

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