Thursday, August 25, 2005

Encinitas Senior Stamp Club

David Montag, 84, and the Encinitas [Calif.] Senior Stamp Club got a nice write up in today's San Diego Union Tribune.

In the article, Montag recalls the day he received his first packet of loose stamps as a boy. It was like finding treasure, he said. From then on, he looked for stamps. In college he would skip class to meet the janitor before he dumped the mail. At his first job, Montag set aside part of his lunch money every day so he could buy a few stamps at the end of the week.

For as much pleasure as Montag has received from stamp collecting throughout his life, the hobby is just not what it was, he said. Interest has waned. There are so many stamps and they are expensive. Many must be bought in sheets, instead of singly, which deters young hobbiests, he said.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 7:04 PM