Wednesday, January 12, 2011
SEE A STAMP DREAM
Stamp or postmark collectors - take note - there's a place you should visit. In Bellevue, Ohio, there is a museum, a part of Historic Lyme Village, which is the world's largest collection of postmark history, with more than a million items.
The museum was the dream of Margie Pfund of Columbiana, who started collecting postmarks and postmark-related items in one room of her house in the 1940s. She started getting lots of donations and had to move the museum several times.
The museum is run by members of the Postmark Collectors Club. The museum also has more than 1500 publications related to postal history and a few vintage post office boxes and canceling stamps.
To see their website click here.
From: Ohio Oddities