Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Rapid City Collectors Share Thrill of the Hunt

Members of the Black Hills Coin and Stamp Club are featured in an article titled "Collectors Share Thrill of the Hunt" that appeared in Iowa's Rapid City Journal.

Correspondent Danie Koskan says the club boasts about 30 or so members who "get a thrill out of finding and acquiring unique and obscure coins or stamps."

Club president Gene Myers has a few coins, but postage is his passion according to Danie.

Myers, 67, while in the Air Force, once bought a series of Luxembourg stamps in Germany. Later he discovered one was absent from the set and set out to find the missing stamp. Years later, he found the missing stamp at a show in Denver.

"Today, Myers considers the stamp, which is valued at no more than 50 cents, one of his most valuable possessions," pens Danie.

“It’s not worth anything, but I had so much fun looking for that stamp that, to me, that stamp is priceless,” he said.

The Black Hills Coin and Stamp Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at General Beadle Elementary School. Each meeting features a demonstration or discussion on some facet of coin or stamp collecting.

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