Sunday, April 02, 2006

Youth Stamp Day

Stamp columnist John Weigle of the Ventura County (Calif.) Star reports that the Goebel Senior Center Stamp Club will be hosting a Youth Stamp Day later this month.

Specific activities will include an introduction to collecting; a survey of various postal items; soaking and drying stamps; using tongs and hinges; topical collecting of interest to youngsters; placement of stamps on album pages (a stamp bingo game); locating stamps in a catalog and placing them in an album; posters and displays; identifying foreign countries from stamps; designing cachets for the Jim Henson and the Muppets stamp; placing stamps on a map; and a cachet contest.

There will also be free publications and references, a pick and choose table and gifts and prizes for each child, including beginners' collecting kits and glassines of stamps.

What's your club doing to encourage young people to collect stamps?
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM