National Stamp Collecting Month: The History & Use of Stamp Albums

Today’s stamp is one of the best-known to portray a stamp album. Even more popular may be Scott #C16 issued by the Principality of Monaco in 1947, with its photograph of United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt perusing his stamp albums. That stamp was featured on A Stamp A Day in April 2017; President Roosevelt’s varied stamp-related activities are found in a number of articles on … Continue reading National Stamp Collecting Month: The History & Use of Stamp Albums

John Lennon: Musician, Activist, Stamp Collector

English singer, songwriter, peace activist, and co-founder of the Beatles — the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music — John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940,  in Liverpool, where he became involved in the skiffle craze as a teenager. He and fellow Beatles member Paul McCartney formed a much-celebrated songwriting partnership. Along with George Harrison and Ringo Starr, the group … Continue reading John Lennon: Musician, Activist, Stamp Collector