Sunday, August 21, 2005

Trinidad and Tobago artist/collector holds US patent on her stamp art.

Artist/stamp collector Maria McPharland believes, "A postage stamp is probably the most beautiful artifact a country has to offer."

Yesterday, Ms. McPharland was the subject of a feature article in the Trinidad and Tobago Express.

Thanks to a friend's insistance, she holds a US patent on what started out as a Christmas present. According to the article, when Ms. McPharland started creating her philatelic works of artwith around a thousand stamps.

Her themed pieces include: 'Birds of Trinidad and Tobago,' 'Wildlife of Australia' and 'Images of Czechoslovakia.'

To read the article and see Ms. McPharland with some of her creations, click here.

For more on Trinidad and Tobago, stamps and history, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM