Fifty Years Ago

In its issue of Oct. 12, 1964, Linn's reported details of the 25th anniversary exhibition of SEPAD (Associated Stamp Clubs of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware) to be held Oct. 19-25 in Pennsylvania.

In his editorial, Linn's editor Carl P. Rueth shared thoughts about canceled-to-order stamps and comments from an unnamed dealer.

"You know as well as I do that we, as youngsters, collected these CTOs and no doubt our collections had many of them," said the dealer.

Stamp dealer C.M. Phillips of Winter Haven, Fla., advertised mint pairs of United States Scott 385, the 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin coil of 1910, for $1.50.

Today a mint pair catalogs at $45.