US Stamps

Pearl Harbor Day a benchmark date, China error sells for $149,500: Week's Most Read

October 09, 2015 08:48 AM

  • This Dec. 2, 1941, airmail cover from New York City to Tehran, Iran, was in a pouch in the cargo hold of the Anzac Clipper en route from San Francisco to Honolulu on Dec. 7, the first leg of the Foreign Air Mail route No. 14 (FAM 14) service to Singapore, which in normal times would have connected with a British carrier for onward air transport to the Middle East.

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.

Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:

5. Canada Post scores with NHL great goalies: Just days before the start of the NHL season, a new issue that celebrates six goaltending greats was unveiled.

4. Ajman-to-Kuwait cover gets the respect it deserves: Despite past prejudices against stamps issued by sheikdoms that are now federated as the United Arab Emirates, postal history dealer Rob Haeseler sold the cover in 2014 for $1,000 to an experienced collector in the UAE.

3. Block of three 1845 New York postmaster’s provisional stamps from Miller collection recovered: The stamps were once part of a larger block of 10 that was stolen from the famous Benjamin K. Miller collection in 1977

2. China inverted surcharge sells for $149,500 in Cherrystone sale: Inverted centers are perhaps the most eye-catching and desirable kinds of stamp errors.

1. International airmail covers recall the ‘Day of Infamy’: For airmail and postal history hobbyists, Pearl Harbor Day has become a benchmark date. 

Connect with Linn's Stamp News: