Bickel designs bring stamps to life: Inside Linn’s
By Molly Goad
The Nov. 19 monthly issue of Linn’s Stamp News just landed on the presses and goes in the mail to subscribers Monday, Nov. 5. And if you subscribe to Linn’s digital edition, you’re at the head of the line with early access Saturday, Nov. 3. Here are three previews inside the issue.
Bickel designs bring stamps to life
Switzerland’s 1934 typographed definitive issue and the country’s 1936 engraved issue are among collectors’ favorite stamps. See the Swiss Stamp Scene column by Richard T. Hall.
Lithuanian 1932-33 stamp issues raised funds for children
Four separate sets of regular and airmail “Lithuanian Child” issues helped to benefit the country’s orphaned and underprivileged children. Kathleen Wunderly’s Classic Stamps of the World column has all the details.
Surcharge on surcharge
Amazing Stamp Stories highlights the British colony Straits Settlements, formed in 1867. In 1879, the colony began surcharging its own Queen Victoria stamps.
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