Friday, May 13, 2011

Utah Philatelic Society Celebrating Its 65th Anniversary

This weekend collectors from all over the state will be attending an exhibition sponsored by the Utah Philatelic Society.

Marking their 65th anniversary, members will display their collections and help educate the public about the art and history of stamp collecting.

"The society is comprised of stamp collectors ranging from the ages of 28 to 90. Their oldest member, Jim Russell, has been collecting stamps since he was 12. He is now 90," according to a write-up by reporter Zach Peterson on the Brigham Young University website, Universe.

Russell is quoted in the piece as saying, "When I got out of the Army a bunch of us got together and formed The Utah Philatelic Society and I’m the last charter member left."

Don Marr, a Brigham Young University graduate, is president of the society and is also quoted.

“As you grow older and get more stamps you get some stamps that are more valuable, but the question is how valuable are they going to be four, five or 10 years down the road,” Marr said. “There’s things you don’t get out of the history books that you get from stamps.”

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