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What will U.S. Scott No. 5000 be?: Linn's Buzz

June 29, 2015 11:08 AM

  • In 1951, Scott No. 1000 was assigned to the U.S. 3¢ commemorative depicting Cadillac landing at Detroit in 1701.

By Joe O'Donnell

1. U.S. Scott 5000

Scott Catalogue editors have assigned U.S. Scott 5000, though its identity won't be revealed online until July 4.

Linn's Stamp News Editorial Director Donna Houseman discussed the upcoming announcement in today's Monday Morning Brief, a few days after Scott cataloguer Marty Frankevicz looked back at past "milestone" stamps and downplayed their significance. 

"It’s not much different than going to the bakery and getting the '00' numbered ticket from the machine. You get served right after customer 99 and life goes on," Frankevicz writes.

Maybe so, but it'll still be fun to see which stamp gets the zero-filled designation. 

Care to take a guess at what No. 5000 will be? Tell us on our Linn's Stamp News Facebook page.

2. Finding the holy grail

David Alderfer: "The 1882 £5 orange Queen Victoria high value (Scott 93) is known to many collectors who specialize in Great Britain as the holy grail of British stamps.

"In May, I acquired an example of this sought-after stamp."

3. Battle of Britain

"Great Britain’s Royal Mail remembers the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on a souvenir sheet of six stamps to be issued July 16."

4. Border stamps

"Two $2.50 stamps saluting parks that span the United States-Canadian borders and unite our peoples are among the five face-different July 3 designs in Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites series."

5. Hot topics

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