Monday, January 21, 2008

Famous stamp collectors on stamps

Janet Klug, past American Philatelic Society president, writes in Linn's, "For those who really love stamp collecting and all things philatelic, collecting stamps that are stamp-on-stamp designs is a tribute to our avocation. Such a collection is easier than you might think."

She goes on to write you could just as easily collect famous stamp collectors on stamps.

Referring to the stamp shown above, she uses Franklin Roosevelt as an example.

"There he is, the president of the United States, one of the most famous stamp collectors of all time, working with an open album, a magnifying glass, what appears to be a stack of albums and a Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue on the desk next to him."

She then points out, "The only fly in the ointment is that the stamp's design shows Roosevelt holding a stamp in his bare hand."

No tongs? Tsk, tsk Mr. President.

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