Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Visiting Firemen of Philately

Linn's reports the Visiting Firemen of Philately are set to return after a 73 year hiatus.

The organization was originally founded in 1933 as an association of collectors and stamp dealers who frequently attended stamp shows across America.

The group's purpose is to foster the preservation of the history, heritage and artifacts of the hobby, to encourage the development of philately’s future leaders and to just plain have some good old-fashioned fun. Numerous events, including an annual Conflagration, a newsletter, and website, are being planned.

According to Linn's, "Any stamp collector who belongs to a a recognized stamp society (APS, The United States Stamp Society and others) is eligible to join."

Dues are a once-in-a-lifetime payment of $50.00.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM