Stamps and Stories of World War II
“Stamps and Stories of World War II”
Thursday, August 30
Main Library, 915 Monroe Street
Free of charge. No registration required.
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.
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