Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of philately:
1. The eBay way
The Concord Monitor (Mass.) recently wrote up a profile of Joe Cortese, an area business man who sells stamps only through eBay auctions.
"He said the eBay market has so many collectors willing to buy that, if you have the goods, you can sell $1 million a month or more," the Monitor's Jan. 4 post reads. "He said more than just a hobby, stamp collecting is a form of investment. A friend of his bought a block of four Inverted Jenny stamps – a famous misprint – for $1 million seven years ago and recently sold them to an investment group for $5 million."
2. What's new on Linns.com?
The U.S. Postal Service will be holding steady Priority Mail and Express Mail rates, it announced this week.
3. Yesterday's most-viewed post
4. Being social
We've posted four more of the Royal Mail's Alice in Wonderland Vine clips here.
5. Happy Friday
Have a great weekend everyone. Tell us about the stamps you buy on our Facebook page!