Sunday, April 17, 2011

Curious Collections

Art in Miniature is the title of a stamp exhibition being held this weekend. Hosted by the Marlborough Stamp Collectors Club, the exhibition will feature several unusual collections according to New Zealand's Marlborough Express.

Lynne Nicholl collects stamps with a tobacco theme. It isn't a politically correct theme in 2011, she admits, but her 80-page display of tobacco stamps won the open section of an international stamp competition in Johannesburg, South Africa, in October according to the piece.

Donna Stenhouse collects postcards from the 1900s showing elegant Edwardian dresses. She also gathers JRR Tolkien stamps, and is pleased at how they have held their value.

Josh Black showed nine frames of Croatian stamps.

It is the the fourth Art in Miniature show and stamp dealers are expected to attend.

"It is good to have dealers coming to the show," says Josh Black, "but collectors are increasingly doing transactions online. It isn't hard to pay $50 or $60 for a single stamp especially for cover stamps."

Shown above, Marlborough Stamp Collectors Club members Lynne Nicholl, Donna Stenhouse and Josh Black show pages from their collections.

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