Thursday, August 12, 2010

Young Collector Pushes the Envelope

Washington's Peninsula Daily News reports, "At 10, Dawson Marunde pushes the envelope when it comes to stamp collectors -- most are several decades his senior."

According to reporter Jeff Chew, "Dawson, whose grandfather, Larry Priddy, inspired his grandson's interest in stamp collecting, will feature his Pony Express exhibit as part of the annual Sequim Stamp Show on Saturday."

Jeff writes, "Dawson mailed a letter asking the National Pony Express Association for information, and the group that maintains the memory of the Pony Express mailed him back a packet with a CD, informational brochures and copies of a letter with a Pony Express stamp on it, circa 1860-1861 -- worth up to $20,000."

His grandfather, a stamp collector for 54 years is quoted as saying Dawson was just 9 when he got him interested in stamp collecting, buying him his first stamp album for Christmas.

Shown above, Dawson and his grandfather with a facsimile of a Pony Express letter.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM