Fifty Years Ago

In its issue of Dec. 7, 1964, Linn's reported that the United States Post Office Department would issue four new stamped envelopes in January that would be printed by U.S. Envelope Co. in Williamsburg, Pa.

In his editorial, Linn's editor Carl P. Rueth wrote about the relationship between stamp collectors and dealers. “In the seventeen years of association with the hobby on a professional basis I find that conditions have greatly improved in customer-dealer relations,” Rueth stated.

Stamp dealer John W. Reynolds of Hollywood, Fla., advertised mint plate blocks of United States Scott 328, the 1¢ Jamestown Exposition stamp of 1907, for $14.95. Today the mint plate block catalogs for $825.