Thursday, June 13, 2013

Stamps Give Collectors Mental Satisfaction

Bob Dumaine, owner of Sam Houston Duck Co., is featured in a nice article that appears in the Houston Chronicle.

Written by reporter Alyson Ward, "Collectors Looking for New Generation to Carry on Hobby," says
"Dumaine, 73, got his first stamp at age 10, but he didn't become a real collector until he was in high school. That's when he ventured into a New Orleans stamp shop and fell in love with an orange Columbian stamp, part of a set issued to celebrate the Chicago World's Fair in 1893."

Ward goes on to say, "As an adult, Dumaine became an expert on Duck Stamps, a required purchase for hunters of migratory waterfowl. After 25 years, he left his career in the oil industry behind and became a stamp dealer. He now owns Sam Houston Duck Co. at 14780 Memorial, where he sells Duck Stamps, postage stamps and more to an international clientele."

Dumaine is quoted in the piece as saying, stamp collecting "gives you a mental sort of satisfaction."

And the more collectors work at it, he said - the more time they invest - the more interesting it becomes.

Shown above, Bob Dumaine.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 8:04 AM