Having More Fun With Postage Stamp Errors
stamp. Technically, this airplane should have had propellers and not jet engines.
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Prince Rainier, who served as the longest reigning Monarch, is touted as having one of the finest stamp collections of all time.
There is a new petition that is circulating to have the United States Postal Service issue a commemorative postage stamp for John Lennon.
John Lennon was a stamp collector for only a few short years. His collection that was bought from an auction in 2005 is still a point of interest by stamp collectors. Mostly it is his subsequent fame that has brought the collection the most value. The National Postal Museum purchased the collection at an auction in 2005 for $53,000. There are 565 stamps in the entire collection.
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In continuation from the post on Wednesday.
The great President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an avid stamp collector. Sometime in 1890, when he was eight years old, his parents introduced him to the art of philately. This curious young boy began his great journey of stamp collecting and immersed himself completely in the hobby. He built such an enormous collection that by the time that he became President of the United States, he had albums for practically every country in the world.
Click into the Tehran Times by clicking our blog post title to see an image of the world's first adhesive post stamp that has just been put on display in Tehran.
The Penny Black, the world’s first official adhesive postage stamp, was issued by the United Kingdom of Great Britain on May 1, 1840. It features a picture of Queen Victoria (1819-1901).
Anatoly Karpov, former chess champion of the world, has to think of strategic steps to take down his chess foe, until he’s collected all the other pieces from his opponent. His patience and precise actions aren’t limited to chess, but extend to other aspects of his life, especially stamp collecting.
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Would you have guessed that Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen, was an avid stamp collector? Could you also have guessed that his philatelic interest began when he was a young boy in India? Although, back then, he probably wouldn’t have turned around if you’d called out, “FREDDIE MERCURY!”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt –or more popularly known as “F.D.R.”— was a leader, in many respects. Being the thirty-second president of the United States of America, he led the country through the struggle of the Great Depression, the tragedy of World War II, and provided as a role model for those suffering from infantile paralysis (polio). It’s no surprise that a man who ran the country with such vigor and dedication would pursue his personal hobbies with the same spirit. Ever since he was eight years old, F.D.R. had a passion for stamp collecting that traveled with him his entire life, giving him renowned status in the world of philately.