1. O'Connor stamp dedicated
The U.S. Postal Service's new Flannery O'Connor forever stamp was dedicated Friday during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Napex stamp show in McLean, Va.
O'Connor is the author behind the novel Wise Blood, published in 1952. She also wrote the short story collection A Good Man is Hard to Find, and Other Stories, and another novel, The Violent Bear it Away.
2. Rate hike ruling
A federal appeals court has told the United States Postal Service the 49¢ first-class stamp may have to go.
3. Playing for keeps
Stuart Weitzman, owner of the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta, told Linn’s he has no plans to sell the rare stamp after it completes its planned three-year stay at the National Postal Museum.
4. Siegel sales
The offerings in a series of sales being held from June 22 through June 25 by Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries range from classic United States stamps and postal history to telegraph stamps, carriers and locals, and a selection of worldwide rarities that includes a seldom-seen U.S. stamp with a catalog value of $1 million.
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