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Next Generation Delivery Vehicle proposed, Botanical Art stamps planned: Week's Most Read

Oct 30, 2015, 5 AM
The United States Postal Service wants to replace its aging fleet of mail delivery trucks with a more spacious model dubbed the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle.

By Joe O'Donnell

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. Here they are, in reverse order:

5. Great Britain tells the story of the Nativity on its Christmas stamps: Since 2005, Great Britain’s Royal Mail has issued Christmas stamps with religious designs on odd-numbered years and stamps with secular designs on even-numbered years.

4. Press sheets for A Charlie Brown Christmas sold out: The Postal Service offered 500 press sheets with die cuts and 1,500 press sheets without die cuts when the stamps were issued Oct. 1.

3. Botanical Art stamps to be issued by the USPS Jan. 29: The United States Botanical Art set of 10 stamps will be issued Jan. 29, 2016, during the American Philatelic Society's Ameristamp Expo in Atlanta.

2. Two stamps depicting service women based on images of living people: One of the enduring mysteries has been the identity of the models who were posed to come up with the design for the 3¢ Service Women stamp issued Sept. 11, 1952 (Scott 1013).

1. Could the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle be the next USPS mail truck?: For an organization with longstanding financial troubles, the United States Postal Service has managed to attract a lot of attention with a proposed delivery truck it calls the NGDV.

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