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Royal Mail’s planned D-Day design withdrawn: Week’s Most Read

Jan 4, 2019, 10 AM
A planned stamp design revealed by Royal Mail Dec. 27 was quickly withdrawn when it was discovered that the military scene on the stamp commemorating D-Day was from an unrelated United States military landing. The stamps have not been printed, according to Royal Mail, and the image will not be used.

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. Royal Mail previews its 2019 stamp program: Great Britain’s Royal Mail will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the birth bicentenaries of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert on stamps to be issued in 2019.

4. Stamp collecting group membership benefits: Sometimes the smallest of benefits to being a member of a club or a society mean quite a bit.

3. Gregory Hines stamp ceremony planned for New York City: First-day ceremony details for the Gregory Hines forever stamp have been revealed by the United States Postal Service.

2. Cover to Iraq sent by actor Yul Brynner: Inside Linn's: Additional articles in this issue look at an airplane crash cover and a mixture of worldwide stamps.

1. Royal Mail’s planned D-Day design withdrawn: On Dec. 27, Royal Mail announced plans for a set of 11 British stamps honoring the 75th anniversary D-Day in 2019. Within hours it was determined that the photograph on one stamp in the set is unrelated.

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