Sunday, September 02, 2012

People in Libraries on Stamps

My friend Larry Nix is a collector of libraries and librarians on postage stamps which is sometimes called bibliophilately.

Nix writes on his Library History Buff Blog, "Of the hundreds of thousands of postage stamps that have been issued by the countries of the world, less than a thousand fall into this category. Of that group only 30 to 40 depict people inside of a library (this does not include images of celebrities in a library)."

He goes on to say, "I'm an advocate for a United States postage stamp or group of postage stamps honoring public libraries. Stamps showing people using public libraries would be a great way to do this."

 Click here to view some other stamps showing people using libraries.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM