Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Linn's 2008 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll

The vote totals are in for the Linn's Stamp News 2008 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll which closed in early March reports Jay Bigalke, Linn’s online editor and Postmark Pursuit columnist.

According to Jay, Linn's readers shared their opinions about stamp design and subject choice by voting in three stamp categories: commemorative stamps, definitive and special stamps, and postal stationery.

Within each category, voters could choose which stamps had the best design and worst design, and also which stamps were the most important and the least necessary.

The United States 42¢ Flags of Our Nation stamps were voted the overall favorite stamp issue.

The 94¢ St. John U.S. Virgin Islands stamp, shown above, in the Scenic American Landscapes series was chosen as the favorite definitive stamp design of 2008. Stamps from this series, which started in 1999, have scored highly in past polls.

The 42¢ Alzheimer's Awareness stamp was the overwhelming favorite for the most important commemorative issue of 2008.

Jay says, "Linn's U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll, which began in 1948, is intended as a way for readers to voice their opinions about the U.S. stamp program. The poll is neither scientific nor statistically valid, but it provides a fun look at all the United States stamps and postal stationery items issued during the previous year."

Complete results of the 2008 U.S. Stamp Popularity Poll will be published in the April 20 issue of Linn's Stamp News.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM