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'Stamp of controversy' profiled, USPS can't prove unsoakable paper's benefits: Week's Most Read

Apr 29, 2021, 5 PM

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. Controversial U.S. 1917 30¢ orange will remain unchanged in Scott catalogs: Until more conclusive evidence is presented, the Scott editors have no plans to reconsider the listing of No. 476A.

4. Hoodoo Snafu: Canada to scrap and replace $1.20 Dinosaur Park in UNESCO Heritage Site issue: One of five new stamps celebrating UNESCO World Heritage Sites was found to have the wrong image.

3. New Scott numbers for Special Olympics, Coastal Birds, more: The Scott editors announced July 6 a new crop of Scott numbers for recently issued United States stamps.

2. USPS unable to show savings from stamps printed on unsoakable paper: Mary-Anne Penner, the new USPS acting director of stamp services, has said she would like to see a return to soakable stamps.

1. ‘The stamp of controversy’: the 1917 unwatermarked 30¢ orange Franklin stamp, perforated 10: “This is the stamp of controversy. I believe in it. BKM,” wrote Benjamin K. Miller, who donated his magnificent collection of United States postage stamps to the New York Public Library in 1925.

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