Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cayman Islands "Stamp Camp"

The Cayman Islands Postal Service’s Philatelic Manager Karen McField visited several elementary schools recently to demonstrate the different aspects of stamp collecting and provide students with ideas on how to begin stamp collections.

The visits were part of the CIPS’ Youth Philatelic Programme, which was launched in April 2008.

Under the program, "Stamp Camp" was established to provide children with basic knowledge about the art of stamp collecting, including the proper care of stamps and the use of stamp tools.

McField presented 18 students with stamp kits (shown above). Each contained a stamp album, over 200 stamps from around the world, tweezers and a magnifying glass. During an interactive Stamp Camp session, the students participated in soaking stamps off envelopes and a question and answer session.

Teacher Melanie Scott said her students were pleased with their new tools and were happy that someone from the Postal Service took the time to talk with them about stamp collecting.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM