Tuesday, October 27, 2009

First Philatelic Album and Oldest Stamp Collection

A never-before-revealed album — believed to be the first manufuactured philatelic album — is featured along with a sequel about the world's oldest stamp collection in the December issue of Scott Stamp Monthly.

Scott catalog editor James E. Kloetzel discloses the existence of the album in print for the first time. The album was produced in 1861, at the start of the Civil War, to display patriotic covers.
Also in the new issue, Ken Lawrence revisits the world's oldest stamp collection. Lawrence's story is accompanied by seldom-seen images of album pages that display the collection. He brings to light other early collections as well.
The December 2009 Scott Stamp Monthly will be posted to the digital library on Oct. 16.
Print subscribers to either Linn's or Scott Stamp Monthly can access the digital editions of both publications through a no-cost online registration.
An online subscription to both Linn's and Scott Stamp Monthly is only $9.99 a year. Subscribers can read the December 2009 Scott Stamp Monthly digital edition, along with four back issues.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM