Fifty Years Ago

In its issue of Aug. 10, 1964, Linn's discussed Canada's issuance of an overprinted airmail stamp and the possible varieties associated with its production.

In his editorial, Linn's founder George W. Linn told collectors about the Flying Tigers Air Line that had started flying again.

"This line has a contract to carry U.S. Mail, it also has a contract through which it carries lobsters from the east to the west," wrote Linn.

Hobbs Stamp Co. of New York City advertised mint singles of United States Scott 399, the 5¢ blue Golden Gate stamp of 1913, for $3.50.

Today, a mint example catalogs $70.