Fifty Years Ago

In its issue of Nov. 9, 1964, Linn's pictured Nigeria's minister of communications presenting a folder of Kennedy stamps to a United States ambassador. The article stated that the souvenir sheet in the set was the first issued postal item to show Mrs. Kennedy.

In his editorial, Linn's editor Carl P. Rueth wrote about Austria's stamps and described his trip there. The trip led to a two-part article on the country's stamps.

"Austrian stamp designs are among the world's most beautiful," said Rueth.

Stamp dealer Bob Sandberg of Poway, Calif., advertised used singles of United States Scott RW4, the $1 light green Scaup Ducks federal duck stamp of 1937, for $1. Today, a used example catalogs $70.