Famous Stamp Collectors
Famous Stamp Collectors
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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.
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# 31 Herbert Hoover 1965 Issue-5c - Issued on his birthday, the 5-cent commemorative issue honoring President Herbert Hoover was first placed on sale on August 10, 1965, at West Branch, Iowa, the place of Hoover's birth. The issue was released less than one year after Hoover's passing in 1964. This is the first US Postage issue Herbert Hoover has appeared on. He appears again on the AMERIPEX series of presidents issued in 1986.
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.
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Arago: 6-cent Eisenhower
Opera singer Lily Pons said, "Stamp collecting — like music — makes one part of a great world-wide fraternity . . ."
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Arago: American Music Series: Opera Singers Issue
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill collected stamps as a boy.
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US .5¢ stamp honouring Winston Churchill, 1965
Arago: Churchill Memorial Issue
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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♥~ By the end of the twentieth century, over 300 motion pictures were made about vampires, and over 100 of them featured Dracula. Over 1,000 vampire novels were published, most within the past 25 years. Click for more fascinating vampire facts--
Cool! Bela Lugosi as Dracula US Postage Stamp.
This issue of Horror Classics stamp collection is what got me started on stamp collecting.
Arago: Classic Movie Monsters
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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Arago: 10-cent Great Smoky Mountains
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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Photographer Ansel Adams.
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"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." ~ Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) American photographer and environmentalist.
Ansel Adams, from the [Photographs of artists taken by Mimi Jacobs, photographer] - Image Gallery
Objectivist author Ayn Rand. Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
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Art Deco Ayn Rand Stamp
Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged
Arago: 1999 Literary Arts Series: Ayn Rand Issue
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States. Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
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Franklin D Roosevelt USA 20c postage stamp
20c Franklin D. Roosevelt single - his museum/library in upstate New York is worth a visit
Franklin D. Roosevelt Postage Stamp: 32nd President of the United States.
Arago: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Issue
Simon Weisenthal, Holocaust survivor and Nazi war criminal hunter. He began collecting stamps in 1948, in order to combat his insomnia.
Simon Wiesenthal, (1908 – 2005) was an Austrian Jewish Holocaust survivor who became famous after World War II for his work as a Nazi hunter.
Arago: Simon Wiesenthal
Pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart.
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Amelia Earhart postage stamp
Amelia Earthart's last flight ~ postage stamp
As of this moment, you need eight of these Amelia Earhart stamps plus a one cent stamp. So write small. :)
1963 8c Amelia Earhart Scott C68 Mint F/VF NH www.saratogatrading.com
Scott No C68 Amelia Earhart 1963 Airmail MNH
Arago: Amelia Earhart Issue
Charlie Chaplin, comic actor, composer and film director. Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
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Arago: 1910s Celebrate The Century Issues
John Lennon: His childhood stamp album is now part of the Postal Museum's collection.