By Molly Goad
The April 16 issue of the monthly Linn’s Stamp News is en route. Readers will be delighted with the wide assortment of in-depth, scholarly features covering philatelic topics from all over the world. Here are three stories we can’t wait to share with you.
From mid-June 1942 to the end of October 1945, billions of microfilmed letters flew millions of miles between members of the American armed forces at war and their loved ones at home in a remarkable chapter of American postal history. Author Ken Lawrence thoroughly explores the topic.
As Upper Volta evolved from a French colony in West Africa to an independent nation, its stamps featured designs that illustrate the culture and people of what today is known as Burkina Faso. Janet Klug looks closely at the stamp issues in this article.
Simplicity and elegance marked the designs of Modena’s first stamps. The engraved stamps feature the national symbol of the duchy, a crowned eagle flanked by two laurel branches. Unveiling Classic Stamps columnist covers the subject in depth.
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