US Stamps

Jenny Invert Locket Copy sells, Paul Newman stamp announced: Week's Most Read

Jul 2, 2015, 10 AM
The position 9 Locket Copy of the 24¢ Jenny Invert airmail error stamp was auctioned in New York City May 20 by Stack’s Bowers. Image courtesy Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

By Joe O'Donnell

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, according to reader metrics. 

Click the links to read the stories. Here they are, in reverse order:

5. Acquiring the holy grail: Great Britain’s £5 orange Queen Victoria: When David Alderfer began collecting Great Britain stamps more than 35 years ago, the £5 orange Victoria was his ultimate desire.

4. The United States Stamp Society: a matchless resource for collectors: The deeper we United States stamp collectors get into our hobby, the more questions we have about how to tell the difference between various face-similar stamps.

3. Ingrid Bergman to grace 19th Legends of Hollywood stamp: The stamp will be issued jointly by the Postal Service and PostNord of Sweden and go on sale Aug. 20.

2. U.S. Paul Newman commemorative due out Sept. 18: The stamp will feature a 1980 photograph of Newman by Steve Schapiro.

1. Jenny Invert Locket Copy sold to Virginia coin collector: Although this was the fourth time the Locket Copy had appeared at auction, this marked the first time it was hammered down successfully.

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Editor's note: Metrics were measured between Friday, June 26, and 2:19 p.m. ET Thursday, July 2.