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Creation of Upright Jenny panes comes under fire, Coast Guard forever stamp release approaches: Week's Most Read

July 24, 2015 10:48 AM

  • A July 15 report from the inspector general of the United States Postal Service sharply criticizes both the creation and distribution of the 100 upright $2 Jenny Invert panes that were issued in 2013.

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. Dominican Republic invert errors are hot: The Dominican Republic has been, and remains, one of the most popular Latin American countries with American stamp collectors.

4. Bird stamps from Slovenia; Spain honors world’s large stamp mosaic: Five recent stamps from Slovenia not only picture birds, they also spell out the word “Posta” when placed horizontally in order of denomination.

3. Are those stamps in your collection real or bogus issues?: Every once in a while it is fun to buy a big stamp mixture or even an entire collection and then spend time with a catalog to unravel the mysteries.

2. ‘America’s Tall Ship’ returns on new U.S. Coast Guard forever stamp: The origins of the Coast Guard go back to a designated fleet of 10 boats authorized 225 years ago as the Revenue Marine by President George Washington.

1. Postal Service IG criticizes creation, distribution of upright Jenny panes: A report issued July 15 said the creation of the 100 rarities violated a postal ban on the intentional creation of stamp rarities.

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