Monday, February 18, 2008

Not your father's stamp collection anymore

The Niagara Falls Review of Niagara Falls,Ontario,Canada reports new postage stamps are colorful and appeal to youth but collectors miss old-time 'workmanship.'

Reporter Corey Larocque writes, "Postage stamps are becoming more about Superman, Cinderella and Jurassic Park dinosaurs than about the Queen, old steam locomotives and battleships..."

According to collectors attending the Niagara Philatelic Society’s annual exhibition commemorative issues like the superheroes series, Star Wars or Disney movie series catch the eye, but they look more like photographs than engravings that were common until the 1960s.

Shown above Paul Moore and his father Bob examine some of their finds at the Niagara Philatelic Society stamp show Saturday in Niagara Falls, Canada.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM