Stamp Collectors Celebrate 75 Years of Philately

Stamp collectors celebrate 75 years of philately

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Lick it. Stick it. Post it. Stamps have been integral to American life for 150 years, ever since the forerunner of the U.S. Postal Service introduced the little square seals that move America’s mail. On September  17, the Sequoia Stamp Club celebrated 75 years of assembling rare, unusual, historic and collectible stamps. The group has been meeting in Redwood City every two weeks since its inception in 1947, with two years of Covid the only break. To add to the festive feel, organizers dressed in period costumes from the 1940s. Event organizer Kristin Patterson says her own stamp collection, which fills 40 binders each two inches thick, typifies those of most members.