When I was a youngster, my dad encouraged me to do several things, one of
which was stamp collecting.
I know he collected coins and several other things. My sister decided to
keep most of these things for herself.
I did find his first stamp collection, probably done in high school and
college, which would make all the stamps shown pre-1940.
This is what the collection looks like now. After much poor handling, there
are a lot of empty spaces, not to mention the empty spaces left, with the
intention of adding things at a later date. If anyone is interested, I also
found several of my stamp collecting books, along with several large bags full
of envelopes and loose stamps.
I hope to get a chance to look through them again.
I can only imagine where these stamps came from.
When I got to look back into those plastic bags, I was amazed at what I
found. Most of these to follow came off envelopes. A lot were purchased by my
dad for the express purpose of adding them to a collection. He knew how to
preserve the value of them by; purchasing “blocks”, preserving
postmarks, and careful handling.
There simply isn’t time to scan them all, but here are some
interesting things I found.
First, an aerogram from Iran.
This is what I found in the envelope.
It’s a letter I wrote (one of the few, ever) to my parents from Iran. Of course
Dad saved the stampsJ.
End of letter.
This is the book I worked with when I was a boy.
This is my dad’s ongoing collection.
This is a small portion of what is here. If anyone wants to see more