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The New Yorker takes note of Maya Angelou stamp controversy: Morning Report

Apr 13, 2015, 6 AM

Students at Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools in Washington, D.C., discussed Angelou's poetry as part of a recent multimedia feature by USPS Stamps.

Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.

1. The New Yorker weighs in on Maya

Here's how The New Yorker's Ian Crouch ends his breakdown of the Maya Angelou stamp controversy:

"In an odd way, the stamp is a physical representation of digital culture: an Internet-quotation controversy captured in American postage. And with its photo-realistic portrait and contested quotation, it looks more like a meme than a monument."

Read how Crouch explains that viewpoint.

2. Online Scott Catalogue available

The online, or eCatalogue, version of the Vol. 1 of the 2016 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue is now available for purchase.

3. Water Lilies envelope details

Two new United States Water Lilies forever stamped envelopes in No. 10 size only are being sold in packs of 10 (five of each design) by the U.S. Postal Service.

4. Yesterday's most-viewed post

North Dakota: the Postal Service's 'perfect storm'

5. Something social 

The Gifts of Friendship stamps have been officially unveiled here in Washington, D.C.

Posted by American Philatelic Society on Friday, April 10, 2015


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