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BLUEJAYWAYBLUEJAYWAY Posts: 5,138 ✭✭✭✭✭

Bela Lugosi, he of the 1931 classic movie "Dracula" was a stamp collector. Mainly collected Hungarian stamps. Was reading a biography about his life and movies he made when came across this bit of info.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 8,182 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And I know that Pres. FDR was a huge stamp collector.

  • pab1969pab1969 Posts: 487 ✭✭✭✭

    So was Himmler.

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 19,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stamp collecting was very popular in the first half of the 20th century. Nassau Street in New York city apparently had several hundred stamps dealers during the 1930's. The last i heard, and this was a while back, only one stamp dealer remained on Nassau Street.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • pruebaspruebas Posts: 2,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @291fifth said:
    Stamp collecting was very popular in the first half of the 20th century. Nassau Street in New York city apparently had several hundred stamps dealers during the 1930's. The last i heard, and this was a while back, only one stamp dealer remained on Nassau Street.

    I don’t think there’s been a stamp dealer on Nassau St for at least 30 years. Probably more. Even the hardware store around the corner on Park Row closed down. I remember buying locks from them in 97 for my new house and it was odd to have them there back then.

  • CCDollarCCDollar Posts: 587 ✭✭✭✭

    Stamp Collecting was made for the internet. Scanners, computers, web sites, ease of buying and selling, ease of mailing...it's all there. The same can be said for a lot of other collectibles. Just my two cents...take care...

    CC

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 19,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, somewhere on the internet there may actually be a stamp buyer! >:)

    All glory is fleeting.
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