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


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.



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 [at] hmcpl [dot] org.

Main Library
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The auditorium is located on the first floor of the Main Library. After opening the exterior doors of the Main Library, immediately turn right. The auditorium is located straight ahead, at the end of the hallway.

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