Sunday, September 06, 2009

Stamp Club Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

The Contra Costa Times reports that the Diablo Valley Stamp Club near San Francisco will celebrate its 50th anniversary this month.

Retired elementary school teacher Dave McDonald is quoted in the article by Jennifer K. Rumple as saying, "Our club is basically a trading club. Members exchange their stamps with each other. Many of us also purchase and sell stamps on eBay, through dealers, through the American Philatelic Society and through auction houses."

The Diablo Valley Stamp Club currently has about 60 members, both men and women sharing a passion for stamp collecting from countries all over the world.

According to club member Richard Vohs, 69, "Stamp collecting can be a solitary hobby, but is much more enjoyable when you belong to a club. It is a very relaxing pastime where the cares of the world can drift away. However, when you belong to a club, you associate with people who are helpful and can answer questions as they come up."

Shown above, club member Charles Cameron searches through a box of stamps at a recent club meeting.

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