Monday, February 20, 2012

Each Stamp a Piece of History

Reporter Nora Avery-Page writes on Arizona's Daily News-Sun website, "To Mike O’Neill, a stamp is a little piece of history."

O'Neill, president of the Sun City Stamp Club, is quoted in the article as saying, "“You look at a stamp and each stamp is history. When you look through the books, you can just go through history.”

“I started when I was about 7 or 8, probably,” O’Neill said. “When I retired, I started it up again.”

"Club member Mike Eller also recounted how he renewed his interest in stamp collecting after retirement about 19 years ago. Eller said he didn’t want to invest in stocks because he felt he didn’t have any control over it. Stamps were an alternative," pens Avery-Page.

The Sun City Stamp Club has 70 members and has an auction at each meeting.

Shown above, Sun Citian Elliott Engberg, left, has his stamp collection appraised by Tom Goetz of Peoria during a Sun City Stamp Club appraisal event.

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