Community Education

The Educational Value of Stamp Collecting

September 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Desmond Campus

You don’t have to collect stamps to enjoy this informative presentation that examines the educational benefits derived from this interesting pastime. Conducted by Anthony Musso, who himself has collected autographed first day covers (a unique segment of stamp collecting) for nearly 40 years, he will review its unique learning opportunity with interesting stories, while displaying many of his own items. By researching the history of a person, place, or event featured as the subject of a postage stamp, you can learn about a topic that might have never entered your mind to explore. In Musso’s case, he also researches a personality associated in some way with the stamp subject, from which he requests an autograph on the cover. But that process requires research of the personality as well, in effect bolstering his knowledge about two completely different subjects. Whether it’s a study of the JFK Assassination, the Watergate scandal, sports, arts and entertainment, and/or virtually any other topic imaginable, there has been a stamp issued on it, which provides opportunities to collect and to learn in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

Instructor: A. Musso
Fee: $15

Please call 845-565-2076 to register.

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