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Molly Goad

Bomb parcels: Week’s Most Read

November 02, 2018 08:15 AM

  • An FBI photo posted online Wednesday, Oct. 24, shows one of the envelopes addressed to different political figures that contained a potentially dangerous device.

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. Stamp illustrations appear on vintage postcards: John M. Hotchner shares three illustrations of United States stamps found on postcards from the early days of the 20th century.

4. Combining artifacts and philatelic items (Inside Linn’s): Matthew Healey explores an extraordinary collection that tells the story of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War.

3. Tip of the week: Alexander’s Matches 1¢ Chicken stamps: If poultry is your thing, these stamps are for you.

2. Washington Stamp Exchange to close at year-end: Washington Stamp Exchange of Florham Park, N.J., a fixture of the stamp hobby for 85 years, is closing its business at the end of 2018.

1. Some bomb parcels made to look like mailing, reports say: A photograph posted by CNN shows a parcel franked with six 2017 Flag forever stamps.

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