Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Maynard Sundman 1915 -2007

Maynard Sundman, founder of the Littleton Stamp Co. and the Littleton Coin Co., has died at the age of 92.

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, "Fascinated by postage stamps as a young boy and resolved to turn his passion into his life's work, Maynard Sundman parlayed his earnings from magazine subscription sales and raising rabbits into two of the world's largest stamp and coin companies."

Sundman was born in Connecticut and began his first stamp business in 1935 in his parents' kitchen.

In 1995, a book was published about the success of Sundman, “A Decent Boldness: The Life Achievement of Maynard Sundman at Littleton Stamp & Coin Company.”

In 2002, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum established the Maynard Sundman Lecture Series through a donation by Donald Sundman (who runs the Mystic Stamp Company) and his brother, David Sundman.

To read the entire article, click here.

The Caledonian Record in Vermont also ran an article on Mr. Sundman which is available at this URL http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/top_news/story/0d76172a0
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM