Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Stamp and Postcard Fair Proves a Big Draw

UK's Swindon Advertiser reports collectors packed a local community center over the weekend for the annual stamp and postcard collectors fair hosted by the Swindon Philatelists’ Society.

It is estimated 500 visitors attended the event on Saturday.

Society member Margaret Strike is quoted in the piece by reporter Hayley Court as saying, "“I think it’s a wonderful hobby. You can pick it up and put it down at any time but it really focuses the mind and makes you view other countries in a different way.”

The 73-year-old and her husband Ian, 75, travel the world visiting philatelic bureaus.

Shown above, collectors at the event.

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