NATIONAL STAMP COLLECTING MONTH -- National Stamp Collecting Month is an annual designation observed in October. Stamp collecting has long been one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Stamps were invented in 1837 as a means for people to pay for their mail, and it wasn’t long after that that people started collecting them! In those days, stamp collectors were also called philatelists… A term that has stuck for some of the more die hard stamp collectors. Since the 1800’s, stamps have undergone many changes. They’ve been perforated, coiled, and printed, and have become more and more colorful. Looking at a long timeline of stamps can actually be very beautiful!
______________?_____________ were added to stamps in 1857 to make them easier to separate.
______________?_____________ was appointed by the Continental Congress as the first Postmaster General of the Confederation on July 26, 1775. The other stamp issued on the same day showed George Washington.
The November 6th meeting of GCSC will take place at the Mercy Housing facility in Gulfport, 1135 Ford St. The Board Meeting will be at 1:30 pm with a 2:00 pm Member Meeting.
October 11 -- Columbus Day
Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492, and Columbus Day 2021 occurs on Monday, October 11. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century, but did not become a federal holiday until 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus’ achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage.