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A stamp that comes 'wet' and 'dry'; worldwide stamp cost files updated: Week's Most Read

Jan 8, 2016, 6 AM
In his Dollar-Sign Stamps column, managing editor Charles Snee explains how, as a young collector, he yearned to add the $1 Patrick Henry Liberty-series stamp to his collection.

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. Monday Morning Brief | United States upcoming stamps: January will be a busy month for the United States Postal Service. Aside from the Quilled Paper Heart Love stamp and Botanical Art booklet stamps that had already been announced, there will be a new Forever-rate flag design, to be issued in booklets and coils, as well as a 10¢ Pear stamp. 

4. 1920 Germania with rare quatrefoil watermark tops $65,000 in Aix-Phila auction: One of the things keeping the stamp hobby vibrant and exciting is the continuous discovery of new varieties, even on stamps that are almost a century old.

3. Tip of the week: United States Vintage Seed Packets block of 10: As with many modern se-tenant issues, most dealers did not stock this issue in depth while the stamps were available from the Postal Service.

2. The ever-expanding universe of new stamp issues: We have updated our files on worldwide new issues and their costs, and added the chart for 2014. It can only be found on

1. Liberty series $1 Patrick Henry comes ‘wet’ and ‘dry’: When managing editor Charles Snee was a budding collector, back in the mid-1970s, he longed to add the $1 Patrick Henry and $5 Alexander Hamilton stamps to his collection.

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