Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Postman to philatelist

"Throughout the country’s war of resistance against French colonialists in the late 1940s, Vietnamese stamp collector Hoang Chau Ky [right] carried his stamp collection with him." writes Minh Huong of the Vietnam News Agency.

Huong reports, "From humble beginnings as a postman during the war of resistance, Ky recently earned the highest status in the stamp-collecting world when his collection was named the most valuable in all of Ha Noi last year."

Stamps with images of President Ho Chi Minh (shown at left)that were printed on rice paper are among the most valuable in the collection.

Ky’s bedroom reflects his dedication to his hobby. It’s so scattered with stamps that it resembles a bird’s nest, with only the bed free of stamps.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM