Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Doorways to history

Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, Conn. ran a nice story over the weekend about members of area stamp collecting clubs — the Bridgeport Philatelic Society, the Nutmeg Philatelic Society in Stratford and Valley Philatelic Society in Shelton.

In the article, staff writer Ariane Rasmussen says that not only colorful images found on stamp serve as doorways to history, knowledge and friendships, but also they link the collectors themselves through their interests and their memories.

For George Ostrowski, secretary of the Bridgeport Philatelic Society, stamp collecting provides a powerful reminder of his father.

"We went to different expositions. In 1966, he took me down to Washington, D.C., for an international show. In 1976, we went to Philadelphia for a show, but he passed away before we made it out to the Chicago show in 1986," Ostrowski said.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM