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United States 2016 nonprofit stamp is a sleeper: Week’s Most Read

Nov 21, 2018, 3 AM
The United States nondenominated (5¢) “USA” and Star horizontal self-adhesive coil stamp (Scott 5061) is a sleeper. Make sure you have what you want for your collection, while it is still readily available.

By Jay Bigalke

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. Betsy Ross stamp contest winners: The fact that the Betsy Ross legend has little to do with reality inspired several entries in the October cartoon caption contest featuring the 1953 3¢ commemorative showing Ross presenting her flag to the committee headed by George Washington.

4. Postal Service seeks changes in regulations to ease losses. The roller-coaster ride that is the United States Postal Service’s financial state continued Nov. 14 with an end-of-year report to the temporary emergency committee of the Postal Service board of governors.

3. New Zealand cancellations return with a new look: Collectors remain intrigued about New Zealand Post’s test and how it resumed canceling stamps on mail with a new type of cancellation.

2.  Status of United States no-die-cut press sheets: This report about the United States Postal Service's press sheets produced without die cuts continues to receive traffic.

1. United States 2016 nonprofit stamp is a sleeper: Our most popular article this week was the Stamp Market Tips column's tip of the week about a recent nonprofit rate coil stamp.

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