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USPS' new Flannery O'Connor stamp dedicated: Linn's Buzz

June 08, 2015 12:00 PM

  • @USPSStamps tweeted from the first-day-of-issue ceremony of the Flannery O'Connor forever stamp on Friday, June 5.

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.

Read more about O'Connor and here stamp

2. Rate hike ruling

A federal appeals court has told the United States Postal Service the 49¢ first-class stamp may have to go.

Find out why.

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.

5. Yesterday's most-viewed post

Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman disclosed as owner of British Guiana 1¢ Magenta