Thursday, July 16, 2009

Big Stamp Show This Weekend

The Kent Reporter reports the Boeing Employees Stamp Club Summer Show is being held this weekend in Kent, WA.

According to veteran stamp collector and show attendee Bill Messecar (shown here), “It’s a big show, the biggest in the Northwest.”

Nearly 20 stamp dealers, some from as far away as Canada and California, are expected to display nearly 60 tables of stamps. And an estimated 500 to 600 people are expected to attend the show, which is now in its fourth year at Kent writes reporter Steve Hunter.

Hunter goes on to pen, "In an effort to get his grandson interested in stamp collecting, Messecar started a state of Washington stamp album. They will look to find stamps from Washington at the weekend show."

Messecar, 69, is quoted in the article as saying “I like history. Stamps are a great way to learn and see history not only of our country, but of others," and plans to give his 8-year-old grandson a history lesson or two at the show.

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