Friday, May 13, 2005

John Lennon's childhood stamp album goes on sale

According to an online report that appeared on a Scottish Web site (, John Lennon's childhood Mercury Stamp Album went on sale today for £29,950 (apprx. $55,371) .

Apparently Lennon collected stamps as a young schoolboy in Liverpool. His collection, had 565 stamps from various countries including Australia, India, USA, Germany and Italy. The album is listed for sale on the Frasers Autograph Web site and is on display at their London office. Click here for details.

Stanley Gibbons , the world famous stamp dealer organization headquartered in London, is handling the sale. A Gibbons spokesperson was quoted in the article as saying, “An interest in stamps demonstrates an interest in different countries, cultures and art, so perhaps we should not be surprised that it appealed to a creative person like John Lennon.”
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posted by Don Schilling at 9:06 PM