Monday, September 28, 2009

Stamps: Much More Than a 10-Year-Olds Pastime

"History, geography, politics, entertainment -- it's all there in postage stamps," writes reporter Jessie Faulkner of Northern California's Times-Standard.

Jessie reports members of the Humboldt Stamp Collectors Club held their 24th annual Stamp Show this past weekend, "providing a world that goes far beyond the somewhat maligned pastime."

Club secretary/treasurer Carolyn Podratz (shown above) is quoted as saying, "Aesthetics, quality, condition and subject all affect collectors' decisions in buying stamps."

While attending the show, Jessie discovered Kurt Schau of Harmer-Schau Auction Galleries Inc. spent years collecting a particular Swedish stamp -- one with cancellations for each day of the year of his birth.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM