Fifty Years Ago

The front page of Linn's issue of Sept. 14, 1964, reported that the Smithsonian Institution had recently received more than 300,000 objects that will be added to the collection of its Division of Philately and Postal History.

The front page of Linn's issue of Sept. 21, 1964, reported on the upcoming Nojex stamp show taking place Oct. 9-11 in New Jersey City. This was the third anniversary of the North Jersey Federated Stamp Clubs.

In his editorial, Linn's editor Carl P. Rueth responded to reader comments about the content of Linn's.

"All of us here will admit to the need for improvement — we're working on it all the time — and making progress," Rueth noted.

Stamp dealer David F. Chassy of Babylon, N.Y., advertised used singles of United States Scott 292, the $1 black Western Cattle in Storm stamp of 1898, for $30.85. Today, the used single stamp catalogs at $700.