US Stamps

Latest upright $2 Jenny Invert find reported, U.S. stamp flies by Pluto: Week's Most Read

July 17, 2015 10:17 AM

  • Arizona collector Gregg A. Hopkins Sr. reports finding one pane of the upright variety of the $2 Jenny Invert stamp. The stamp pane was part of an order received in the mail from the U.S. 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. Time for a little perspective on Scott No. 5000: If you’re rolling your eyes at this point, thinking that the U.S. Postal Service is a profligate issuer of stamps, hang on a minute.

4. Canada’s recalled Hoodoo stamps are hot items on eBay: As of midnight on Monday, July 13, 183 booklets, souvenir sheets and single stamps already had been sold in all forms, and more than 100 additional sales were pending.

3. NASA’s New Horizons probe carrying stamp past Pluto: The stamp is part of the Space Exploration set issued for National Stamp Collecting Month in 1991. 

2. U.S. 1912 2¢ Washington booklet pane worth full Scott catalog value: As a convenience to their patrons, many postal authorities have issued stamps in booklet format.

1. New find reported of upright $2 Jenny Invert: The find increases Linn’s tally of panes found to 24 out of the 100 six-stamp variety panes that the U.S. Postal Service said were printed.

 

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