Thursday, September 25, 2008

Retired Australian Collectors Hit The Road To Promote the Hobby

The Busselton-Dunsborough Mail reports two members of the West Australian Philatelic Council, Bernard Buckland and Peter Martin, will be touring the local area in early October, giving advice and ideas to all those who like stamps.

Buckland, a retired bishop, told the paper that the idea behind the tour was to promote stamp collecting and help those people who were collecting stamps to understand what they were doing and teach them some necessary skills.

He's quoted in the article by Rosanna Dalibor as saying, "If people want to know how to arrange their collection or improve their collection, or if people have found grandpa’s collection and want to know what is the best thing for them to do with it, we are there to advise them and help them."

He went on to say, "“This is part of our hobby. We are both into stamp collecting and we are both retired. We can give some of our time to help other people with their collecting, whether they want to start, whether they want to expand or whether they want to know how to look after the stamps.”

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