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!
The value of a stamp is determined by four distinct elements:
The image on the face.
The perforations along the edge where it was attached to its sheet.
The denomination or monetary value.
The country of origin—usually featured on the face.
Gulf Coast Stamp Club
Fall 2022 Stamp & Post Card Show
Friday, September 30th, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, October 1st, 10 am - 4 pm
Sponsor: Gulf Coast Stamp Club
Location: St. Martin Community Center
5008 LeMoyne Blvd.,
I-10 Exit 50
Open To The Public
Free Admission And Parking
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.