Friday, December 30, 2011

Stamp Sparks Love Affair

Canada's Toronto Star reports, "Eugenia Yuen Chi got married thanks to a postage stamp.The stamp was from Indonesia, and it belonged to a gentleman by the name of Boen Tie Khouw, who was not interested in stamps. He was interested in Eugenia Yuen Chi."

According to the article by Oakland Ross,"She was Chinese, from Hong Kong, and had something of a philatelic bent. He was Chinese, from Indonesia, and was in possession of various Indonesian stamps. It was the early 1960s, and both happened to be studying at the University of Windsor. A friend told Boen Tie to attract the girl’s attention by giving her a stamp, wise advice that eventually blossomed into 43 years of marriage and two daughters."

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