Monday, November 08, 2010

Hamilton Township Philatelic Society celebrates 35 years

Congratulations to New Jersey's Hamilton Township Philatelic Society which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year!

According to the society's website, "The Hamilton Township Philatelic Society (HTPS) actively promotes all philatelic collecting including stamps, postcards and postal history. Our activities include monthly meetings, member exhibits, and field trips to philatelic presentations."

Reporter Stacey Pastorella interviewed several of the society's members for an article that appears on the website.

Ed Murtha is president of the Society. After starting to collect stamps as a young man,  he often dreamed about the different countries he had in his collection.

Ed told Stacey, "...that’s how we used to travel.”

Ed believes that his interest in the hobby has paid dividends. He quoted in the article as saying, “You become better educated. You get better at Jeopardy if you collect stamps."

Ed also mentioned in the piece said that the club has had a few youth members. Although youth members can’t always attend meetings due to commitments with school and other obligations, Murtha said the club tries to keep them involved by sending newsletters and packets of stamps.

Shown above, members of the Hamilton Township Philatelic Society.

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