While surfing around YouTube, I came across an interesting video of a segment of the old television show What’s My Line? In this segment (of Episode #478 airing on August 23, 1959), J.A. Conlon (James A. Conlon), the Assistant Chief of the Currency and Stamp Production department at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing appeared on the show attempting to stump the panel. Watch how he does…

At the end of the segment, Conlon gives the panel members samples of the new 4-cent stamp with multi-color printing. The stamp features the flag with 49 stars since it was designed before Hawai’i became a state and the 50th star that was added to the flag on July 4, 1960.

J.A. Conlon became the Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in 1967 serving until 1977.

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