Monday, September 18, 2006

Butterflies on stamps

The Ludhiana [India] Newsline reports that a philatelist of international fame, Dr. S.K. Sondhi, has more than 5,000 stamps on butterflies, which he has displayed at both national and international exhibitions.

According to the site, Dr. Sondhi has been collecting stamps since he was 10 after he received a gift of postage stamps and album from his cousin. Among them were 3-D stamps of Bhutan. From then on he was hooked on the hobby and began collecting butterflies on stamps.

"Stamps are just one manifestation of Dr. Sondhi’s love for butterflies. He has coins of West Indies having butterfly impressions. There are dozens of phone cards having butterflies photos, wall hangings of dead butterflies, and the photographs of every butterfly in the ‘Butterfly Zoo’ at Niagra Falls in Canada."

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