Tuesday, April 07, 2009

College Stamp Collectors "Come Out of The Closet"

The Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges in Pennsylvana posted the following faux news item for April Fool's on the "The Bi-College News" Web site.

"Thanks to Haverford’s newest club, dozens of students have been able to publicly admit a passion they have harbored for years."

Archie Carter,class of 2010 is quoted as saying, “It’s time to come out in the open with it. I’m a philatelist.”

“There’s nothing to be ashamed of, and I’m glad we’re all finally uniting,” adds Kelly McTangenbruner, class of 2011, “Some people think our hobby is strange, but I think you just have to embrace what you’re interested in. Luckily, Haverford is a place where we have the freedom to do that.”

McTangenbruner recalls her high school years as the subject of ridicule for her philatelic tendencies. “Teenagers can be cruel,” she says.

Haverford’s Philately Club gives students like Carter and McTangenbruner an opportunity to explore their hobby and hone their skills. Each week, the club focuses on a particular aspect of philately.

Shown above, 1950 stamp from Austria promoting Stamp Day.

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