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October 3, 2013

Club to host stamp show, sale

Cooperstown Crier

---- — The Leatherstocking Stamp Club will hold a meeting tonight entitled “What Do You Have? “ at 7:00 pm at the Tillapaugh Home, 28 Pioneer St., Cooperstown.

The meeting, in connection with Stamp Collecting Month, will help stamp enthusiasts figure out the value and history of their collections. 

The Leatherstocking Stamp Club was founded in 1934 with the express purpose of promoting a baseball stamp for the baseball centennial celebration held in 1939. It seeks to actively promote involvement in the hobby. 

 The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating stamp collecting by re-issuing one of the most famous US stamp errors, the Jenny Invert. This 2013 version of the stamp will have a $2.00 face value.

The Leatherstocking Stamp Club and The Tri-County Stamp Club, based in Sidney, are working together to host a stamp and postcard show/sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Rte. 23 in Oneonta on Oct. 5. The show is free and will have nearly thirty tables of postage stamp and paper ephemera material available for sale. 

The event will also feature a door raffle and a special youth table where area scouts can work on or complete a stamp collecting merit badge. All youth attending the event on Oct. 5 will be given free packets of stamps.

The Leatherstocking Stamp Club meets monthly on the first Thursday of each month and encourages anyone with an interest in stamp collecting to attend. The club features a program at each of its monthly meetings. For more information contact Ellen Tillapaugh at 547-5646 or at