Why every kid should collect stamps


MB is reposting the below post from blogger friend Heidi/HeidiBlog. MB used to do this as a young kid. Wonder where those stamp albums got to? Great post H. Thanks. MB

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My blog-pal Anthony has a great memory, because this morning he reminded me of a post I wrote three years ago. With apologies to those for whom this is a rerun, it at least explains why I was more excited about the heat-sensitive eclipse stamps than yesterday’s actual eclipse.

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I admit it: I feel nerdy confessing I collect stamps.I’m not sure how it started but I think it’s my father’s fault. He used to travel a lot for work, so he had friends all over the planet. And occasionally these friends would send us a letter, like this one:

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Within a few years I’d amassed maybe a dozen such first-day covers, and I’d saved several hundred stamps from my father’s correspondence. I especially looked forward to Christmas each year.

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Before long I was saving my allowance for the local stamp-swaps and mail-order offers. I’m sure I got swindled…

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