US Stamps

Owner of world's most valuable stamp revealed as it goes on display: Week's Most Read

June 12, 2015 09:49 AM

  • Stuart Weitzman, owner of the famed British Guiana 1¢ Magenta, told attendees at a reception at the National Postal Museum June 7 that he has no plans to sell the stamp after it completes its three-year run at the museum.

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. Postal Service reviewing SFS minimum order requirements: “Our goal will be to develop policies that are both consistent, and as accommodating to customers as possible,” said USPS spokesman Mark Saunders.

4. Stamp subjects should be relevant to attract today’s young people: The challenge today is to have youngsters see new stamps with attractive designs covering subjects that they are familiar with, writes Robert Rabinowitz.

3. Court tells USPS 49¢ stamp not permanent: That’s the impact of a long-awaited court ruling that rejected the U.S. Postal Service’s pleas to make the 49¢ rate permanent.

2. 1¢ Magenta goes on display at National Postal Museum: The British Guiana 1¢ Magenta drew just a few visitors to the National Postal Museum on the opening day of its first public showing in years.

1. Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman disclosed as owner of British Guiana 1¢ Magenta: Weitzman paid almost $9.5 million for the famous stamp at an auction held in June 2014 in New York.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, June 5, and 9:47 a.m. ET Friday, June 12.