Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Louisana woman discovers ambassador's stamps

KLFY-TV in Lafayette LA reports that a local woman discovered an accumulation of stamps belonging to Jefferson Caffery, the former US Ambassador to EL Salvador, Columbia, Cuba, Brazil, France and Egypt.

According to the station, the Lafayette native's career in international diplomacy spanned 43 years serving under five Presidents from Coolidge to Eisenhower - his stamp collection a hallmark of his colorful career.

The woman, Loretta Sinette, found the stamps in an antique store.

She said she couldn't be happier about her discovery. As for the value of the stamps, Loretta says "yeah they might have some value, that would be nice too, if they are not worth anything, I'm still going to keep them just to say that I found them."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM