Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Reporter researchs philately and Oregon stamp club

Columnist Capi Lynn of the Salem, Oregon Statesman Journal did a little research in honor of Presidents Day, and the 75th anniversary of the Salem Stamp Society on the collection and study of postage stamps, postmarks and stamped envelopes.

One of the things Lynn discovered was that George Washington has appeared on more U.S. postal stamps than anyone.

Washington's image graces a record 242 and counting, according to the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum.

Lynn also came to learn that attention to detail is a prerequisite for a serious stamp collector.

Dick Boyle, long-time member of the Salem Stamp Society, also points out in the article, that it "helps to be obsessive and like to organize things."

Shown above is the 1932 set of 12 stamps marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington (February 22, 1732).

To read the entire piece, click here.
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