Friday, March 27, 2009

Florida Show Sparks Interest in Stamps

Florida's Naples Daily News featured a story about Naplex ‘09 which was held last weekend.

According to reporter Leslie Williams the show was sponsored by the Collier County Stamp Club and has been held annually for the past 30 years.

Williams writes, "Many of the people perusing exhibits and collectors’ books at this year’s stamp show have collected stamps since they were children. While most can remember where their hobby started, few have ever thought very hard about what drives their fascination with stamp collecting."

She goes on to report that the members of the club have struggled to get younger people involved in the hobby. "They know a dedicated group of interested people will preserve collections of stamps, but lament the fact that young folks only seem interested in computers and have allowed the art of letter writing to fall by the wayside."

Shown above, seven-year-old Lindsay Coulter picks out a stamp pin from Meta Brylle at the Naples Stamp Show.

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