Sunday, November 25, 2012

Maryland Stamp Club Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

According to reporter David Driver in an article that appears on the Baltimore Sun website, Maryland's Howard County Stamp Club was started in 1972.
While the club may be celebrating its 40th anniversary, the majority of its members are significantly older than 40.

"At the recent meeting, all but one of the members there were men and most were in their 60s and 70s, But over the years, the club meetings have attracted at least two youths, as well as college faculty members, computer programmers, an antiques dealer, a retired Navy officer and some in the medical field," writes Driver.

Aldona Pilius is one of the club's few female members.

She's quoted in the piece as saying, "You go to a stamp show and everyone is in their 60s and 70s...
"It is basically for old men. There you have it."

 Shown above, David Mann, left, of Laurel, Gordon Trotter, center, of Columbia, Edmund Midura of Columbia, and Ove Christiansen, right, of Ellicott City, look through stamps at a Howard County Stamp Club meeting.

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