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USPS addresses filthy facilities, UN continues World Heritage series: Week’s Most Read

Aug 4, 2017, 5 AM
The United States Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General took a withering view of the conditions at post offices across the country, blaming some of the problem on landlords “failing to perform requested repairs.” Our story was the most read post of the week on

By Colin Sallee

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. United Nations continues World Heritage series with ‘Along the Silk Roads’: A section of the Silk Roads was inscribed as a cultural heritage site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2014.

4. New Brunswick 12½¢ Steam and Sailing Ship stamp is a handsome, affordable buy: The market for BNA stamps is active, and there are bright spots here and there that are even better than the market in general.

3. New information uncovered about the elusive 1904 cover sent from Alaska to Indiana: The cover was stamped when it was canceled March 2, 1904, but somewhere along the route south the envelope got wet and the stamp fell off.

2. USPS ‘postage reselling’ program scrutinized: An investigative firm in Washington, D.C., has called into question some of the price discounting behind the Postal Service’s ‘postage reselling’ program.

1. Post offices need ‘upkeep and repair,’ says USPS inspector general: The inspector general blamed some of the problem on landlords “failing to perform requested repairs.”

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