Sunday, December 07, 2008

Pearl Harbor Remembered

"The 150 volumes of Larry Quadrato's stamp collection are organized like an encyclopedia of world history and geography," writes reporter Hoyt Elkins of the California Union Democrat.

When asked by Elkins what material he had related to the attack on Pearl Harbor, Larry brought out stamps from the Philippines, Malaya, and other island strongholds which fell to the Japanese in the late 1930s and early 1940s as the United States entered World War II.

Larry also has collection that includes postmarks from virtually every ship that was anchored at Pearl Harbor when the bombing began. He also has personal letters from crew members who were stationed in Hawaii before and after the attack that took place 67 years ago - today.

Larry began collecting stamps in 1994 after his father died and left him a small collection.

"I've improved it greatly since I got it," he boasts with a smile.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM