31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover was a stamp collector and, with his successor FDR, a member of the American Philatelic Society.
The Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum in Weston, Massachusetts received the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower's stamp collection after his death.
Opera singer Lily Pons said, "Stamp collecting — like music — makes one part of a great world-wide fraternity . . ."
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill collected stamps as a boy.
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.
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."
Photographer Ansel Adams.
Objectivist author Ayn Rand. Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States. Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Simon Weisenthal, Holocaust survivor and Nazi war criminal hunter. He began collecting stamps in 1948, in order to combat his insomnia.
Pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart.