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Coastal Birds press sheets sell out, Scott No. 5000 approaches: Week's Most Read

June 26, 2015 09:55 AM

  • Uncut press sheets of the United States nondenominated (35¢) Coastal Birds stamps, with and without die cuts, are no longer available 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. A fresh issue early in the season: Summer Harvest stamps: With bold and colorful graphic designs, the United States Postal Service is celebrating America’s summer harvest on four tasty new forever stamps.

4. U.S. Coast Guard first-day ceremony at USCG headquarters in Washington: The ceremony will be held Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Douglas A. Munro Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C.

3. U.S. Scott No. 5000: milestone or millstone?: The stamp that has been given this number will be revealed when the July 2015 update is published on July 4.

2. Free program offers both stamp inventory and album page creation: William Atkin created World Stamp Collector for his own collection, but has now made it available to others as a free download.

1. Coastal Birds press sheets sold out: Uncut press sheets with and without die cuts of the United States nondenominated (35¢) Coastal Birds stamps sold out in mid-June.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, June 19, and 9:53 a.m. ET Friday, June 26.