The Quad City Stamp Club of Iowa and Illinois held its 37th consecutive benefit auction for the American Cancer Society on May 4, raising $5,283.
This year’s total brings the cumulative amount the club has raised for cancer research to $258,700.
The auction proceeds are donated equally to chapters of the American Cancer Society in Scott County, Iowa, and in Rock Island County, Ill.
Collectors all over America donated material for this year’s auction.
The Stamp Out Cancer auction was divided into United States and foreign sections, with two auctions taking place at the same time. The United States section raised $2,336, and the foreign section raised $2,947.
The club serves the Quad City area that includes Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.
The Quad City Stamp Club meets the second Thursday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s School, 412 10th St., Moline, Ill. Visitors and interested collectors are always welcome.
For additional information about the club, visit www.qcstampclub.com.
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Watch as Linn’s Stamp News editorial director Donna Houseman discusses the announcement that Scott catalogs is assigning Scott number 5000 for United States stamps.
Watch as Scott catalog senior editor Marty Frankevicz discusses a new Spanish stamp commemorating the first international congress on bullfighting as cultural heritage.
Chad Snee reports on the National Postal Museum reception for the display of the British Guiana 1¢ Magenta stamp.
Watch as Linn’s Stamp News associate editor Michael Baadke reports on the recent U.S. postage rate changes and the 10 new stamps being issued this week.
It is always a treat to get to see stamp dealers’ own collections.
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Dispersal of the splendid Daniel B. Curtis collection continued March 25, with Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries gaveling items from United States back-of-the-book and possessions.
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