Linn's Stamp News gives you a quick look at what's going on in the world of stamp-collecting.
1. Mail Rail 3D
The British Postal Museum & Archive explains the Mail Rail project on its website:
Running directly under the feet of millions of unsuspecting Londoners and passing many of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, The Post Office Underground Railway – Mail Rail – ran largely unnoticed between 1927 and 2003 from Whitechapel in the east to Paddington in the west. Shut down a decade ago, the world’s first driverless, electrified railway has been frozen in time – until now.
As part of The Postal Museum, the British Postal Museum & Archive will open this forgotten masterpiece of innovation and industry to the general public for the first time in 2016, with an underground ride following a few years later.
2. APS reports latest hire
Megan Orient is the new manager of shows and exhibitions for the American Philatelic Society.
3. Congrats in order
British Virgin Islands Philatelic Society President Dr. Giorgio Migliavacca had a big weekend in Denver May 15-17.
4. Yesterday's most-viewed post
5. Something social
Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo Trans-Atlantic #flight May 20-21, 1927, taking off from Long Island, New York, in "The Spirit of St. Louis" monoplane and landing in Paris 33 and one-half hours later. Although his #cat Patsy is shown on this 1930 #airmail #postagestamp from #spain (lower right) she was not on the flight. #Stamp #mail #hobby #briefmarken #sellos #Timbres #Stampcollecting #philately #history #historynerd #ushistory #americanhistory #aviation #aviationhistory #cats #catslover #famouscats #spiritofstlouis #statueofliberty #transatlantic #Lindbergh