A report that phosphor-tagged stamps "are on the way" was featured on page 1 of the July 1, 1963, Linn's. Testing of the tagging process, which applied a phosphor coating to the 8¢ airmail issue, would begin Aug. 1 in Dayton, Ohio (though an expected date of July 1 was first reported).
In his editorial, Linn's founder George W. Linn quoted a Canal Zone postal authority who wrote to Linn stating that a Linn’s report that Canal Zone stamps would be discontinued was strictly a rumor.
"All this kind of hocus pocus is practiced regularly in many government offices," Linn wrote, "and the people often have a hard time finding out what is going on in our own government."
Stamp dealer S. Pinchot of New York City advertised mint very fine singles with full original gum of United States Scott 89, the 1868 10¢ green George Washington with E grill, for $150.
Today a mint example catalogs $5,250.