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'Stamp of controversy' profiled, USPS can't prove unsoakable paper's benefits: Week's Most Read

July 09, 2015 04:41 PM

  • “This is the stamp of controversy. I believe in it. BKM,” wrote Benjamin K. Miller, who donated his magnificent collection of United States postage stamps to the New York Public Library in 1925.

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. Controversial U.S. 1917 30¢ orange will remain unchanged in Scott catalogs: Until more conclusive evidence is presented, the Scott editors have no plans to reconsider the listing of No. 476A.

4. Hoodoo Snafu: Canada to scrap and replace $1.20 Dinosaur Park in UNESCO Heritage Site issue: One of five new stamps celebrating UNESCO World Heritage Sites was found to have the wrong image.

3. New Scott numbers for Special Olympics, Coastal Birds, more: The Scott editors announced July 6 a new crop of Scott numbers for recently issued United States stamps.

2. USPS unable to show savings from stamps printed on unsoakable paper: Mary-Anne Penner, the new USPS acting director of stamp services, has said she would like to see a return to soakable stamps.

1. ‘The stamp of controversy’: the 1917 unwatermarked 30¢ orange Franklin stamp, perforated 10: “This is the stamp of controversy. I believe in it. BKM,” wrote Benjamin K. Miller, who donated his magnificent collection of United States postage stamps to the New York Public Library in 1925.

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