Monday, August 22, 2005

Philatelic Group of Boston

Paul Bourke, president of the Philatelic Group of Boston, and some other stamp collectors got a nice write-up in yesterday's MetroWest Daily News of Framingham, MA. The story also ran in the Weston Town Crier.

Bourke was quoted as saying, "We are all historians. In a real sense, every individual collector is a little museum." For Bourke, the markings on an envelope provide valuable glimpses of postal history that show how international mail was shipped, delivered and paid for.

Founded around 1930, the Philatelic Group of Boston comprises 70 collectors who meet monthly in the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History in Weston, MA.

The group's web site has some interesting member exhibits including one on Washington-Franklin domestic and foreign postal history.

To read the rather lengthy article, click here.

To visit the Philatelic Group of Boston's website, click here.

To go to the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History website, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM