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Colin Sallee

Don’t be so quick to judge a cover by its appearance: Week’s Most Read

April 27, 2018 08:30 AM

  • This 1906 usage of a 1902 1¢ McKinley postal card may not be in the best of condition, but it has philatelic merit that overpowers the stain.

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. Signs of summer: bees are buzzing on two different Canadian permanent stamps issued May 1 in booklets: The stamps are stamps being issued May 1 in booklets of 10, with the two design se-tenant (side-by-side).

4. Second cover bearing $5 Alexander Hamilton multiple surfaces at stamp show: It joins four other postage due uses bearing single $5 Hamilton stamps that are known as top-of-the-stack covers.

3. Fond memories of Barbara Bush - Inside Linn's: Also included in this issue are articles looking at the stamps from Thailand and Turks and Caicos Islands.

2. Board votes to end Ameristamp Expo, adopts new plan: Following up on discussions held in February, the American Philatelic Society board acted on a proposal to end its Ameristamp Expo show series.

1. You can’t always judge a cover by its appearance: According to post office rules that prohibited any additions to postal cards, this card had to be treated as first class-mail and charged the then-current 2¢ rate.

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