US Stamps

One stunning stamp discovery made and 40 new 2017 U.S. issues announced: Week’s Most Read

December 02, 2016 09:30 AM

  • The week's top post on Linns.com told of the discovery of a previously unrecorded full pane of the United States 1893 $2 Columbian stamp.

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.

5. Popular forever stamps a headache for postal auditors: The reason: the U.S. Postal Service is not allowed to account for the revenues from stamp sales until the stamps are either used, lost, destroyed, or tucked into a stamp collection.

4. The stamp that features a U.S. president who might sound familiar: Tip of the Week: Believe it or not, President-elect Trump has some surprising similarities to one of his predecessors.

3. Why the recent FIP election is stirring up strong dissent among the APS and others: The unexpected shutout of the United States and Great Britain from philately’s worldwide organizing body has caused rancor in top philatelic circles.

2. Forty additional U.S. stamps announced for 2017: The United States Postal Service has announced a new round of subjects that will be featured on U.S. stamps in the coming year.

1. Stunning discovery of U.S. Columbian stamp pane reported in Germany: The sheet, although separated into two parts, is the only known complete pane of 100 of the $2 stamp (Scott 242) from the first United States commemorative series, issued in 1893. 

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