LSN: Linn's Stamp News Jan. 24 highlights

LSN: Linn's Stamp News Jan. 24 highlights

Post by Linn's Stamp New » Thu, 20 Jan 2000 04:00:00



The latest news, columns, and features from
the January 24 edition of Linn's Stamp News Online...
( http://www.linns.com/ )

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Linn's Online News:

1. Australia depicts ordinary citizens on stamps;
Face of Australia issue holds mirror to nation
( http://www.linns.com/print/archives/20000124/news1.asp )

 Australia Post selected 25 photographs of living Australians
 for its Face of Australia issue. The Face of Australia pane
 was released Jan. 1 to celebrate the beginning of the year 2000.

2. Smart envelope introduced
( http://www.linns.com/print/archives/20000124/news2.asp )

 A new so-called smart envelope using an integrated circuit
 for tracking purposes was introduced at a celebration in the
 Smithsonian Institution on New Year's Eve, Washington
 correspondent Bill McAllister reports.

3. Discovering the topic of cocoa on stamps
( http://www.linns.com/print/archives/20000124/news3.asp )

 In a Topics and Themes column, Barbara Anderson looks
 at the subject of cocoa as it is portrayed on postage stamps.

4. Stamps of 1998 total new record of 14,597
( http://www.linns.com/print/archives/20000124/news4.asp )

 Senior editor Denise McCarty examines the more than 14,000
 stamps issued worldwide in 1998. This report is based on
 new-issue information provided each year by Michel-Rundschau,
 a German-language magazine from the publishers of Michel
 stamp catalogs.

5. Lorentz to leave USPS
( http://www.linns.com/print/archives/20000124/news5.asp )

 Norman Lorentz, the chief technology officer for the
 United States Postal Service, leaves to join EarthWeb.

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Linn's Online Columns:
1.  Editor's Choice: No more stamps on Linn's book shipments
( http://www.linns.com/print/archives/20000124/editor.asp )

 A state-of-the-art order entry and warehousing operating
 system no longer enables Linn's to use stamps on book shipments.
    Editor-publisher Michael Laurence has the story.

2. Refresher Course: U.S. provisionals, locals and carriers' stamps
( http://www.linns.com/print/archives/20000124/refresher.asp )

 History has seen the development of various postal systems
 that preceded the established national or federal systems or
 that augmented those services. Frequently, stamps for such
 systems are highly prized. In Refresher Course, senior editor
 Michael Baadke describes and illustrates three examples from
 the United States: postmasters' provisionals, carriers' stamps
 and local stamps.

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Regular Features

1. Linn's Zillions of Stamps!
 ( http://www.linns.com/zillions/default.asp )

2. Linn's StampSites
 ( http://www.stampsites.com )

3. New Issues : Oceania
 ( http://www.linns.com/print/archives/20000124/newissues.asp )

4. Search New online classified ads!
 ( http://www.linns.com/market/classified/ )

5. Stamp collectors' reference area
 ( http://www.linns.com/reference/ )

6. Linn's Bookstore
 ( http://www.linns.com/market/books/ )

7. Linn's computer wallpaper: Old Faithful, Yellowstone
(Scott 1453) from the National Parks Centennial Issue
 ( http://www.linns.com/online/wallpaper/ )


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9. Stamp Events calendar
( http://www.linns.com/market/calendar/ )

10. 1999 U.S. Stamp Program
( http://www.linns.com/program/1999us.asp )

11. 1999 Canada Stamp Program
( http://www.linns.com/program/1999canada.asp )

12. 1999 U.N. Stamp Program
( http://www.linns.com/program/1999un.asp )

13. 2000 U.S. Stamp Program
( http://www.linns.com/program/2000us.asp )

14. 2000 Canada Stamp Program
( http://www.linns.com/program/2000canada.asp )

15. 2000 U.N. Stamp Program
( http://www.linns.com/program/2000un.asp )

16. 1999 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll
( http://www.linns.com/poll.asp )

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Column Previews
( http://www.linns.com/print/ )

1. Insider: Bogus stamps by Les Winick
2. Kitchen Table Philately: Worldwide by E. Rawolik VI
3. Modern FDCs: Using collateral material by Lloyd de Vries
4. Postal History: Plebiscites by Richard B. Graham
5. Postmark Pursuit: Texas celebrates by Charles Snee
6. Stamp Market Tips: Germany by John G. Ross
7. U.S. Notes: Of trains and horses by John Hotchner
8. World of New Issues: Switzerland by Denise McCarty

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