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Colin Sallee

‘Stamping Philately’ appears on ‘Jeopardy!,’ more Star Wars stamps: Week’s Most Read

September 29, 2017 09:00 AM

  • The 5¢ light blue Jefferson Davis stamp issued in 1862 by the Confederate States of America was one of the stamps featured on the Sept. 18 episode of Jeopardy!, which featured a stamp category. Our report of this philatelic trivia was a hit with our readers, making it the most read post on Linns.com this week.

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. Can you spot the red fibers in this 1995 Space Shuttle Express Mail stamp?: The fibers vary in length and were added randomly to the pulp during the manufacturing process.

4. Royal Mail to issue three booklets featuring its 2017 Star Wars stamps: One of the booklets will be issued on the same date as the stamps, Oct. 21. The other two are slated for release Dec. 14

3. Tell us what Christopher Columbus is pointing at on this 1992 stamp honoring his voyages: The important thing is to use your sense of humor, because entries with a humorous twist have the best chance of winning a prize.

2. Testimony concludes in Lady Liberty stamp trial; decision months away: After an eight-day trial, the judge declared Sept. 20 that testimony had ended in Las Vegas sculptor Robert S. Davidson’s claim.

1. Contestants tackle ‘Jeopardy!’ stamp category: Titled “Stamping Philately,” the category made its appearance in the first round of the Sept. 18 episode.

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