John Lennon's stamp collection headed to World Stamp Show-NY 2016: Linn's Buzz
By Colin Sallee
1. ‘Imagine’ that
On display at World Stamp Show-NY 2016 will be the stamp collection of one of history's most famous philatelists.
According to Rolling Stone, the extensive collection of the late John Lennon, the legendary singer and songwriter who helped turn The Beatles into one of the most popular musical groups in history, will be on display during the May 28-June 4 show. It will be only the second time Lennon's collection has been on display in the United States.
“According to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum — which first displayed Lennon's stamps in 2005 — the budding musician began collecting stamps after his older cousin, Stanley Parkes, gifted him a partially filled in album,” Rolling Stone reports.
The bulk of the collection is made up of stamps sent to Lennon from the United States and New Zealand.
The stamps don’t offer much in terms of rarity, but there are some unique traits that offer insight into Lennon’s creativity at a young age.
2. Romania's ‘curious’ new stamps
Romania’s philatelic bureau, Romfilatelia, presents what it calls “curiosities and superlatives” on four stamps issued Feb. 24.
In announcing the issue, Romfilatelia described the stamps as depicting “examples from areas such as art, coins, crafts and natural heritage, which impress by extraordinary sizes, spectacular shapes and stories ... ”
3. Stamps with a cause
The United Nations Postal Administration and India Post are participating in a joint issue for International Women’s Day on March 8.
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