Fifty Years Ago

In its issue of April 27, 1964, Linn's pictured the design for the upcoming 5¢ Nevada Statehood commemorative stamp to be issued July 22 in Carson City, Nev. The stamp was initially planned for March, but was delayed because the background was reversed in the early design.

In his editorial, Linn's founder George W. Linn told collectors about an upcoming show in central Florida.

"These sales have become an annual spring and fall feature at which collectors from all over central Florida have gathered for several years past," Linn wrote.

Stamp dealer David F. Chassy advertised used singles of United States Scott 118, the 1869 15¢ Landing of Columbus stamp, for $15.65.

Today a used example catalogs $800.