Sunday, April 18, 2010

North Carolina VFW Donates Collection to Boy Scouts

North Carolina's Mount Airy News reports Pilot Mountain Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9436 has donated a collection of first day issue covers, stamps and post cards ranging as far back as the 1920s to the local Boy Scouts.

According to reporter Dean Plamer, the collection filled some 20 collector books along with numerous sheets compiled in boxes.

Post Commander Don Issacs is quoted as saying the donation was made by a post member who wished to remain anonymous and that the collection represented three generations of stamp collectors beginning with the donor's grandfather.

Scout District Commissioner Steve Simpson is also quoted after accepting the presentation as saying, “This is a very generous and thoughtful gift. It is an extreme example of dedicated collectors with a passion for history and an appreciation for our country and its military.”

The monetary value of the collection has not been determined but an appraisal is planned.

Stamp collecting is one of several hobbies encouraged in scouting through the earning of merit badges.

Shown above, scouts and veterans with donated collection.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM