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Colin Sallee

Add $5 black Christopher Columbus to your collection, Alzheimer's semipostal stamp is coming: Week’s Most Read

October 06, 2017 09:30 AM

  • Now is a good time to look for a U.S. Columbian Exposition issue $5 black Christopher Columbus stamp (Scott 245) in the best grade and condition you can afford. We tipped this stamp just a few days ago, and it shot to the top of our Week's Most Read list.

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.

Click the links to read the stories.

5. 2018 Scott U.S. Pocket catalog to be published in November: The 2018 Scott United States Pocket Stamp Catalogue is a handy guide for the collector who wants basic U.S. stamp information in a portable format.

4. U.S. Alzheimer’s semipostal coming in November: The fifth U.S. semipostal stamp will be issued to support efforts to combat Alzheimer’s, the United States Postal Service revealed Oct. 2.

3. USPS plans surprise Hockey issue Oct. 20: A previously unannounced U.S. stamp issue will honor ice hockey during the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Hockey League.

2. Beware unsupported, exaggerated claims on eBay: While eBay is a wonderful resource for stamp collectors, as with just about every good thing, it can be a mixed blessing.

1. It’s a good time to add a $5 black Christopher Columbus stamp to your collection: Shop around and buy the stamp in the best grade and condition you can afford at the best price you find.

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