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    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

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    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

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    Opera singer Lily Pons said, "Stamp collecting — like music — makes one part of a great world-wide fraternity . . ."

    Arago: American Music Series: Opera Singers Issue

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    British Prime Minister Winston Churchill collected stamps as a boy.

    Arago: Churchill Memorial Issue

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    Film star Bela Lugosi, seen here as Dracula, began collecting stamps after his wife started saving them from postmarked envelopes. His collection reportedly numbered over 150,000 at one point.

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    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."

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    Great Britain's King George V: He began the Royal Philatelic Collection in the late 1800s. This red album is from his collection.

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    Stephanie Wilson: American engineer and NASA astronaut, second African American woman to go into space.

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    Photographer Ansel Adams.

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    Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

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    Objectivist author Ayn Rand. Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

    Arago: 1999 Literary Arts Series: Ayn Rand Issue

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States. Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

    Arago: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Issue

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    Simon Weisenthal, Holocaust survivor and Nazi war criminal hunter. He began collecting stamps in 1948, in order to combat his insomnia.

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    Pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart.

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    Charlie Chaplin, comic actor, composer and film director. Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

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    John Lennon: His childhood stamp album is now part of the Postal Museum's collection.

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