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.
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5. The ‘rainbow trials’ and how the Penny Black was replaced: The first ever adhesive stamps were masterpieces of design and printing, but problems were developing even before they came into use.
4. South Africa stamp withdrawn due to religious complaints a sought-after item: The stamps had already been distributed to South African post offices in 1987 when complaints from Orthodox Jews about the use of the word “God” in a non-worship setting led South African postal authorities to withdraw the stamp.
3. In wake of controversy, USPS mum on Stamp Fulfillment Services operations: The United States Postal Service declined to discuss what is happening to the Kansas City division, where the Postal Service’s inspector general found a number of questionable practices.
2. Monday Morning Brief | Pink Floyd coming to stamps: Marty Frankevicz discusses the rock band Pink Floyd and British stamps to be issued July 7 showing six Pink Floyd album covers and four concert performances.
1. What happens when a bad bar code isn’t covered up?: Modern U.S. Mail: As defined on the USPS website, loop mail is “mail sent to an incorrect destination as a result of a wrong bar code and/or wrong ZIP Code.”
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