Collector’s Choice: Stamp features Big Bend National Park

  • A new $7.75 stamp features Big Bend National Park. COURTESY IMAGE

  • J.R. GREENE

Published: 1/8/2020 10:14:03 PM
Modified: 1/8/2020 10:13:27 PM

The U.S. Postal Service will issue two new priority mail stamps Jan. 18 to reflect higher rates. Both will be issued in panes of four stamps in the American Landmarks Series.

A $7.75 stamp featuring the Big Bend National Park will be issued officially at the post office by that name in Texas.

A $26.35 Priority Mail Express stamp will feature the Grand Island Ice Cave, with the official first day site of Munising, MI.

The coin show normally held in Auburn in the second Sunday of the month will not be held this month.

The U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the 2020 National Park quarters proof coin set on Jan. 14. This will consist of the five quarters struck at the San Francisco in proof finish.

To order coins from the U.S. Mint, visit its website at www.usmint.gov, or call 1 - 800 - USA - MINT.

This writer visited the New Year’s Day antique show held at the Host Hotel in Sturbridge.

The hall was nearly filled with dealers, only a few of whom had any collectibles for sale. Those included records, sports cards, comics and coins.

Most of the dealers had furniture, “small” antiques, glass, and jewelry. The crowd was fairly strong, notwithstanding the $10 admission fee.


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