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The Society for the Suppression of Speculative Stamps

A curious society arose in the late 19th century that had stamp collectors all in a tizzy. Some collectors were upset that the price of special stamps (namely commemorative stamps) were hiked to high prices and printed only with collectors in mind, rather than the general public. 204 more words

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Philatelist

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

     President Roosevelt’s postage stamp collection was one of the largest in the world. During Roosevelt’s presidency, his fame as a philatelist helped stamp collecting become “the most popular hobby worldwide.” 393 more words

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