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Stamps and Stories of World War II

“Stamps and Stories of World War II”

Thursday, August 30

10-11:00 a.m.

Main Library, 915 Monroe Street

Auditorium

Free of charge. No registration required.

 

Program description:

A country's postage stamps are a window into it's soul.  They tell of it's culture, priorities, morals, and objectives.  Looking back in time they are probably the most accurate picture of it's history, a picture it can never redraw in hindsight.  A look at the stamps the world issued during and since World War II offer a unique history of that period.  "Stamps and Stories of World War II" won't be a lecture about the war.  It will be a hands on "show and tell" of some of the most interesting vignettes about the war.

 

Presenter:

Jon Berger is a real philatelist.  He started collecting stamps in 1952 and has never lost his passion for it.  But a philatelist is more than someone who amasses a quantity of stamps.  A philatelist studies everything about stamps, their issuance, their use, and the way they reflect their time in history.  Jon started a serious study of World War II around the same time he started his stamp collection and the two seem to have travelled hand-in-hand ever since.  "Stamps and Stories of World War II" is the current status of that journey.

 

Questions? Contact Mary Moore at 256-532-5975 or mmoore@hmcpl.org.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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