By Colin Sallee
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.
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5. Sudan 50th Death Anniversary set for Charles Gordon still in demand: This exciting historical set is popular across a broad range of collectors, and demand has been steady.
4. First use of stamp in U.S. tops $19,000 in Kelleher sale: It was a row over a tax stamp in the 1760s that started the process that led to the American Revolution. But that was not America’s first stamp, either.
3. Largest U.S. national stamp show Aug. 3-6: The American Philatelic Society will present Stampshow 2017, the nation’s largest annual postage stamp show and exhibition, Aug. 3-6 in the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va.
2. If you can find a booklet of these Vintage Seed Packet forever stamps, buy it: In theory, you could buy the booklet pane of 20 and strip the other 10 stamps off the pane leaving yourself with a block of 10. However, few collectors or dealers will do that.
1. Which postage due stamp do you have?: The question is timely because the great majority of early generations of U.S. collectors paid little attention to U.S. issues past the airmail listings in the Scott catalog.
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