Saturday, April 04, 2009

Girls Brigade Learns Stamp Collecting

The CaymanNetNews web site reports that the George Town Girls Brigade responded enthusiastically to a lesson in stamp collecting given by the Cayman Islands Postal Service (CIPS).

CIPS class instructors Ivan Burges and CIP’s Philatelic Manager, Karen McField gave practical instructions on how to soak used stamps and where to get stamps for their collections. They also gave a brief history of stamps and why stamps are collected and cancelled.

The postal service said that the group of 55 Girl Brigadiers, ranging in age from eight to 17 years, received 35 stamp kits to build on their stamp collecting hobby. The stamp kits are equipped with an album, 200 new stamps, tweezers, and a magnifying glass.

Shown above, class instructor Ivan Burges explains the symbolism of a stamp to a member of the George Town Girls Brigade.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM