US Stamps

By Joe O'Donnell

USPS explains upright Jenny Invert distribution, Pope Francis stamp a hit: Week's Most Read

<p>Linn's Stamp News looks back at the five most popular stories from the last week.</p>

January 30, 2015 09:55 AM

  • The souvenir sheet of Pope Francis stamps, which PHL Post calls its "first ever coinage stamp," sold out on the first day of issue, Jan. 13.

It’s time to catch up on the week that was in philatelic insights and news. Linn's Stamp News is looking back at its five most-read stories of the week, according to reader metrics. 

Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order: 

5. Richmond collector in CBS spotlight: Last year, Robinson and his wife Gail found one of the 100 panes of the upright $2 Jenny Invert.

4. Sheet-waste rarity offered in Feb. 13-15 Ameristamp Expo auction: Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries of Petaluma, Calif., will conduct the auction during the American Philatelic Society’s Ameristamp Expo.

3. Pope Francis stamps popular in the Philippines: The souvenir sheet, which PHL Post calls its "first ever coinage stamp," sold out on the first day of issue, Jan. 13.

2. Only Carpatho-Ukraine stamp: Once upon a time, in the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue there was a stamp-issuing entity named Carpatho-Ukraine with a single stamp listed under it.

1. USPS spokesman comments on upright Jenny Invert pane distribution: "The Postal Service went to great lengths to ensure a fair and widespread distribution of the uninverted Jenny sheets," Mark Saunders wrote.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, Jan. 23, and 10:02 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30.