Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Stamps Open Pages of History For New York Man

John Nunes' interest in stamps began at the age of 10 in an endeavor to earn his first Boy Scout merit badge according to reporter Bill Buell of Schenectady, New York's Daily Gazette.

Along with being president of Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, John is also the treasurer of the Schenectady Stamp Club and the Uncle Sam Stamp Club in Troy, and serves on the board of the Fort Orange Stamp Club in Albany.

John is quoted as saying, “My interests have changed over the years, and lately I’ve been covering a lot of postal history collecting envelopes with stamps on them. It’s fun to look at the history of a time period, say during a world war, and see how the mail was handled and censored and the rates that were applied....It’s endless, and there’s always more to learn.”

He goes on to say that while it's nice to have plenty of disposable income to buy stamps with, it isn't really necessary.

“There’s also always the thrill of the hunt..."

Shown above, John Nunes goes through a portion of his stamp collection stored in the back of his van.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM