Famous Stamp Collectors
31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover was a stamp collector and, with his successor FDR, a member of the American Philatelic Society.
Arago: Herbert Hoover Issue
The Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum in Weston, Massachusetts received the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower's stamp collection after his death.
Arago: 6-cent Eisenhower
Opera singer Lily Pons said, "Stamp collecting — like music — makes one part of a great world-wide fraternity . . ."
FDR-era Postmaster General James A. Farley got in a bit of trouble over giving as political favors these philatelic souvenirs signed by himself and the president - the scandal was called "Farley's Follies."
Great Britain's King George V: He began the Royal Philatelic Collection in the late 1800s. This red album is from his collection.