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USPS announces operating profit, World Stamp Show attendance announced: Week’s Most Read

Nov 18, 2016, 4 AM
The top post on this week reported the United States Postal Service's announcement of an operating profit of $610 million from its controllable operations during fiscal year 2016.

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. Monday Morning Brief | Stamp error discovered: Managing editor Chad Snee reports on the recent discovery of an imperforate error of the Quilled Paper Heart forever stamp.

4. The stamp that was designed by a Mad magazine cartoonist: As an unabashed fan of  Mad magazine in his teenage years, John Hotchner later discovered a philatelic connection.

2. Navigating the market for one of the most attractive U.S. stamp sets: Tip of the Week: Be careful when buying these stamps. There are certain varieties that are not a good bargain.

1. U.S. Postal Service reports $610 million operating profit for 2016: For the third straight year, the United States Postal Service has managed to show an operating profit despite its inability to pay some large congressionally mandated payments.

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