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Molly Goad

Washington Stamp Exchange to close: Week’s Most Read

November 09, 2018 08:00 AM

  • An ArtCraft cacheted first-day cover for the 44¢ airmail stamp issued Feb. 15, 1985, for the 50th anniversary of the first trans-Pacific airmail service. Washington Stamp Exchange, which produced ArtCraft covers, White Ace albums and more, has announced it will close at the end of 2018.

By Molly Goad

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. Looking for stamps missing colors not as simple as it might appear: An expertizer takes a look at various examples in the search to determine whether a stamp is a Scott Catalog listed error or not.

4. Tip of the week, 1901 Fast Ocean Navigation stamp: This bicolor engraved United States stamp is a real treat for the eyes.

3. Dealing with detrimental gum on Confederate States stamps: A special feature in the 2019 Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue sheds further light on controversial gum issues related to Confederate stamps.

2. Position 49 Jenny Invert offered in Nov. 14-16 Siegel auction: The upcoming sale in New York City also includes Confederate States, Hawaii stamps and postal history, other U.S. back-of-the-book material. 

1. Washington Stamp Exchange to close at year-end: The Florham Park, N.J., fixture of the stamp hobby for 85 years is closing its business at the end of 2018.

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