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Molly Goad

Task force’s recommendations to Trump remain a mystery: Week’s Most Read

October 05, 2018 09:15 AM

  • The planned Aug. 10 release of the study of USPS finances has passed without any disclosure of what the presidential task force recommended to Trump.

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. Britain adds a touch of magic to Harry Potter stamps: Harry Potter, his friends, teachers and other images from the popular film series will appear on 15 nondenominated first-class stamps.

4. Former Postmaster General Paul N. Carlin honored: They gathered at the Metropolitan Club in downtown Washington, D.C., to remember a man who got one of the rawest deals ever given a departing postal executive.

3. Tip of the week: 1869 Post Horse and Rider: The 1869 United States 2¢ brown Post Horse and Rider stamp is a good buy at 70-80 percent of the 2018 Scott catalog values.

2. USPS, Israel Post prepare joint issue for 2018 Hanukkah stamp: For the second year in a row, the United States Postal Service is engaging in an end-of-the-year joint issue with another postal authority.

1. Task force’s recommendations to Trump remain a mystery: The silence has led to several public predictions that the panel’s proposals will “never see the light of day.”

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