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Linn’s seeks new modern U.S. mail columnist

Aug 29, 2023, 8 AM
The Modern U.S. Mail column by Tony Wawrukiewicz in the Aug. 14 issue of Linn’s Stamp News. Wawrukiewicz began writing the column for Linn’s in 2004. The Linn’s editorial team is seeking a new columnist to write about modern U.S. postal history.

Philatelic Foreword by Jay Bigalke

The interest level in modern United States postal history continues to be strong, and we would like to continue having a column in Linn’s Stamp News on that subject.

As reported in Linn’s Aug. 7 issue, Tony Wawrukiewicz, who wrote the Modern U.S. Mail column for us since 2004, died July 11. The Sept. 11 issue carries his final column and a related tribute item in the U.S. Stamp Notes column by John Hotchner.

The style for the Modern U.S. Mail column often has been one cover and a detailed analysis of the postage rates for that cover.

Typically, the column is approximately 400 to 500 words, plus one illustration of the front of the cover and sometimes the back if appropriate.

At other times, the column has featured two or three covers to illustrate a marking, rate, regulation, etc.

Modern U.S. Mail was a monthly column, and we would like to continue that frequency if possible.

If you are interested in writing a column about modern U.S. postal history, send me an email or write to me in care of Linn’s, Box 4129, Sidney, OH 45365.

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