Sunday, November 28, 2010

Oldest Stamp Club In the United States

Connecticut's New Haven Register reports, "The New Haven Philatelic Society holds some distinction in the world of stamp collecting as the oldest continually running stamp club in the United States. There are older clubs, but none that has met, every week without fail, since 1914."

Brian McGrath, auctioneer and show chair for the Society's 4th Sunday Collectible Show, is quoted in the piece by Entertainment Editor Jordan Fenster as saying, "“We didn’t break for any of the wars.”

Brian points out that one of the fun things about being a stamp collector is finding an old album or a box of stamps and hoping that inside, "like a needle in a haystack, is a stamp worth collecting."

“That’s one of the reasons they do it,” he said, noting that you can find something worthwhile more often than you might think. “We get very good at this."

Shown above, the logo of the Society - the New Haven Postmaster Provisional Stamp of 1845. The original die was presented by the club to the New Haven Colony Historical Society where it is now on display.

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