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Cherrystone auction offers Hindenburg crash cover: Week’s Most Read

July 06, 2018 08:45 AM

  • The envelope from the Netherlands carried on the doomed airship in 1937 was franked with stamps celebrating scouting.

By Molly Goad

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. Identifying 4¢ blue Columbian errors: Never buy a 4¢ Columbian blue (instead of aquamarine) error without a certificate with a photo and description that match the stamp.

4. George Linn added to Linn’s cover as publication receives new look: Illustrator Mark Summers creates scratchboard art featured on the new cover design for Linn’s Stamp News starting with the July 16, 2018 issue.

3. Mauritius 1847-59 stamps stand among the world’s greatest rarities: Inside Linn’s. Also included in this issue: A mysterious cancellation on a 1990 Illinois cover and a recent PVI example.

2. Newest postal “heavyweight” dedicated at American Philatelic Center: Three high-denomination stamps featuring the Statue of Freedom were celebrated June 27 at a first-day ceremony in Bellefonte, Pa.

1. Cherrystone auction offers Hindenburg crash cover: The envelope from the Netherlands carried on the doomed airship in 1937 was franked with stamps celebrating scouting.

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