By Jay Bigalke
Are you ready for another edition of Linn’s Stamp News monthly magazine? We sure hope so, because the Nov. 20 issue is jam-packed with a marvelous assortment of in-depth, scholarly features that are sure to please. The presses are humming to get this thick 108-page issue ready for mailing Monday, Nov. 6. If you subscribe to Linn’s digital edition, you’re at the head of the line because you get early access Saturday, Nov. 4. To heighten your anticipation, we offer three glimpses of what lies between the pages.
Spotlight on Philately columnist Ken Lawrence looks at Aden and South Yemen through postage stamps, covers, and letters that recorded the transition through British colonial rule, nationalist insurgency, federation, and communist revolutionary victory.
Sergio Sismondo, in Unveiling Classic Stamps, takes a peek at Canada’s first issue that included the world’s first stamp to picture an animal. The other two denominations in the set of three portray Great Britain’s Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.
Nordic Stamp Scene columnist Christer Brunstrom looks at the short-lived Stockholm City Post operated during the late 1880s in competition with Sweden’s national postal system. It was legislated out of existence after operating for less than two years.
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