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Affordable inverted-center error profiled, new Elvis CD climbs the charts: Week's Most Read

September 03, 2015 04:50 PM

  • The United States 1874 2¢ orange-and-black on green paper George Washington documentary revenue stamp with inverted center (Scott R151a) is one of the more affordable U.S. major error stamps.

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. Retired judge gives 11,000 stamps to Minnesota museum: Former judge and current Albert Lea, Minn., resident Bill Sturtz has been a philatelist for decades and has accrued a wide-ranging world stamp collection during that time.

4. Kelleher to auction Kuske collection of Canal Zone rarities Sept. 9: The stamps are from a specialized collection formed by Donald A. Kuske, a retired chemist who grew up in North Dakota.

3. Postal Service to issue new variety of Spectrum Eagle coil stamps Sept. 2: First-day covers will be postmarked Eagleville, Mo., a village of “approximately 316” people, according to the Eagleville website. 

2. Elvis CD from USPS climbing the charts: Elvis Presley has returned to the pop charts, with a little help from the United States Postal Service.

1. George Washington revenue with inverted center is affordable: While the 1918 24¢ Inverted Jenny airmail (Scott C3a) will probably elude most of us, there are some inverted-center error stamps that might be in reach for less wealthy collectors.

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