A Letter From The Publisher, Mar. 7, 1960

Circulation now over 3,000,000 UNLESS you were a guest of India's Maharajah of Bharatpur during the 1930s, your chances of seeing a current issue of TIME anywhere outside North America were slim. The maharajah was then paying $585.60 a year to have his copy air-expressed to him each week; 20,000 other overseas subscribers waited for their copies to reach them by ship.

This week, as TIME marks its 37th birthday (first issue date: March 3, 1923), 544,000 copies of TIME'S four international editions will be air-speeded everywhere in the free world—sending TIME'S total worldwide circulation to a new high: more than 3,000,000,...

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