Sunday, November 18, 2012

Collector Working on a 'Science on Stamps' PhD

"Stamps may not have the prevalence they once did, but the stories they tell make their collections worthy of study," writes reporter Georgia Wilson on Australia's ABC Canberra website.

For one Canberra man, Chris Yardley, stamps have always been a source of interest and his inspiration for a PhD.

Yardley, an engineer and IT specialist, is currently working on his PhD the focus of which will be science and scientists on stamps.

According to the article, "Trailing the evolution of postage stamps from their British origins, Chris will examine the science images on stamps from the following ten countries; Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Russia, China and Poland."

Yardley is quoted as saying, ""As we look forward, there'll be an increasing number of stamps with a science representation. Part of that will be in response to the collector market, where an increasing number of collectors are in fact looking to collect science on stamps."

Shown above, Chris Yardley.

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