US Stamps

Spellman museum plans stamp bazaar

January 28, 2015 10:36 AM

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College in Weston, Mass., will hold its Philatelic Bazaar on Saturday, March 7, from noon to 4 p.m.

The museum celebrates the event as “New England’s biggest stamp recycling program.”

Collectors and noncollectors are invited to come and search the collections for bargains. The bazaar is also a great way for young and old to start a new collection.

All types of philatelic material will be on sale, including full collections, country lots, first-day covers, postcards, stamp supplies, albums and job lots. One room of the museum will feature philatelic literature, including handbooks, journals and catalogs from around the world.

All proceeds from the bazaar will support the museum’s educational programs and activities, according to the museum’s education director, Henry Lukas.

The museum’s store as well as its branch of the United States Postal Service will operate during the sale.

Visitors may view the Special Exhibits Gallery, including many items of postal history and a chronological display of U.S. stamps.

Main gallery exhibits include displays of zeppelin mail, U.S. presidents on stamps, and a celebration of black history on stamps.

Also on display are early children’s stamp games and antique stamp carrying cases.

Admission is free for all. Members may enter one hour before the sale opens to the general public.

Anyone can become a member that day, enter early and also receive the members’ discount.

Visit www.spellman.org for more information, e-mail info@spellman.org, or telephone 781-768-8367.