Decisions: Fight over Philately

DECISIONS Boston Stamp Dealer Henry Harris took one look at the $2 sheet of 50 com memorative Panama Canal Zone stamps and figured that he had made at least a $100,000 find. The Thatcher Ferry Bridge, which was what the commemoration was all about, had somehow failed to show up in the engraving. There were three other misprinted sheets that had not been sold, but embarrassed Zone officials decided to print more, Harris' saturate dreams of the market philatelic and ruin treasure. They were taking their cue from one time Postmaster General J. Edward Day, who had highhandedly ordered...