Fifty Years Ago

Linn's issue of May 4, 1964, reported extensively on the stamps and postal history of Great Britain.

Editor Carl P. Rueth told readers about the special content of the issue and about features that would be included in the next issue.

"The articles and pictures have been prepared under the auspices and direction of the General Post office," wrote Rueth. " … The G.P.O. assigned the authors and the subjects, which you will learn as you read them, are entertaining, interesting and comprehensive."

Stamp dealer C.M. Phillips of Winter Haven, Fla., advertised used singles of United States Scott 1, the 5¢ Benjamin Franklin stamp of 1847, for $50.

Today, a used example catalogs for $425.