US Stamps

By Colin Sallee

Spellman museum hosting stamp-related show-and-tell event

September 07, 2016 05:00 PM

  • The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History will host its show-and-tell event on Saturday, Sept. 10. Prizes will be given for the most unusual collections shown.

By Colin Sallee 

Here is a quick look at what is buzzing in the world of stamp collecting.

Spellman’s show-and-tell

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in Weston, Mass., will host a stamp-related show-and-tell event on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event is being pitched as “intergenerational” in an attempt to bring in both veteran and rookie collectors to the function. The more unusual the collection, the better. Prizes will be handed out for the most unusual collections. 

In addition, the museum is offering a chance to see its fascinating letter opener collection, plus a chance to pick the brain of comic book expert John Cimino.

The museum recently started filming monthly videos that highlight historical events and significant figures found on stamps.

Check out its first video.

The King’s Stamps

Linn’s Stamp News contributor John M. Hotchner has raised an interesting question: How many nonpresidents have graced multiple U.S. stamps?

He rattles off the ones he knows of. Are there any he missed?

Happy Birthday, Buddy Holly

Musician Buddy Holly, who enjoyed a successful but short career, would have been 80 years old today.

“By August 1957 [That’ll be the Day] was topping the charts, and Holly and his band performed on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, and later that year on The Ed Sullivan Show,” Michael Baadke writes.

Read about Buddy’s stamp legacy.

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