Friday, April 23, 2010

Local Wisconsin Collector Featured in Article

Janesville, Wisconsin's features a nice article about collector Gary Wentworth shown here with part of his collection.

In the piece by reporter Shelly Birkelo, Gary, 64, has a simple piece of advice for those thinking about starting a stamp collection; “Don’t try to collect them all. You’re never going to do it.”

He goes on to say there are hundreds of ways to collect stamps and recommends picking a topic you enjoy and focus on that.

One of the topics Gary enjoys is material related to Charles Lindbergh. However, he doesn’t collect those stamps anymore.

He's quoted as saying, “I’ve got about 3,000 of them. It’s hard for me to find something related to him that I can afford. So I can live without it."

Gary is a member and long-time secretary/treasurer of the Janesville Stamp Club, "an organization he joined so long ago he can’t even remember what year it was."

At its peak, the club had about 40 members. It now holds steady at about 15 members from Janesville, Beloit and Rockford, Ill.

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