By Jay Bigalke
The Dec. 11 issue of Linn’s Stamp News just landed on the presses and goes in the mail to subscribers Monday, Nov. 27. Here we entice you with a few previews of exclusive content available only to subscribers. And if you subscribe to Linn’s digital edition, you’re at the head of the line because you get early access Saturday, Nov. 25. To heighten your anticipation even further, we offer three glimpses of what lies between the covers of this issue.
Great Britain Philately columnist Matthew Healey explores dragons big and small, starting with the first dragon that appeared in 1929 on a Great Britain stamp. The stamp shows the act of a dragon being slain by St. George to mark the ninth congress of the Universal Postal Union.
In The Odd Lott column, author Wayne L. Youngblood looks at at what at first glance appears to be an uninspiring cover from Nov. 30, 1965. As it turns out, the cover documents the first day of operation of the United States’ first postal optical character reader.
“I have been mystified to find examples of ‘Held for Postage’ mail where postage due stamps were used to indicate payment of postage due,” writes Modern U.S. Mail columnist Tony Wawrukiewicz as he explores a postage due cover.
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