By Charles Snee
Are you ready for the weekend? The Linn’s editors certainly are, following a busy week of philatelic reporting. The presses, however, are coming on line to print the July 3 issue of Linn’s Stamp News that goes in the mail Monday, June 19, to subscribers. Here we serve up a few teasers of exclusive content to pique your philatelic curiosity.
Charles Snee, in Dollar-Sign Stamps, provides the answer. He also describes the important change made at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, a first for a United States $5 stamp, that allowed this impressive print run in a such a short period of time.
If you answered yes, then you need to head on over to Math Stamps. In this month’s Computers and Stamps column, William F. Sharpe takes Linn’s readers on a guided tour of this fascinating corner in cyberspace, a joint creation of the Portuguese Mathematical Society and the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
“In 1962, the government of South Africa created Venda as a tribal homeland for the Venda-speaking people.” So begins Janet Klug’s delightful Stamp Collecting Basics column about the fascinating people, animals, industries, and events depicted on stamps of the Venda tribal homeland in South Africa.
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