Arranges Own Finds in Attic
of us dream of the "find" of old stamps
and covers to be made in an attic, somewhere, sometime, but most of us
never quite make it. Still it is a pleasant thought on the
-- that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Perhaps, if
an attic, you can plant the seed yourself. My friend, Fred A.
old time Iowa dealer, has been doing just that. Fred was worn
just searching for those gold-bearing attics, so, over the years, he
to use his own attic, and along with the old sewing machines, the
furniture and other discarded household articles he began to make
of stamps, rag-tail ends of lots, this, that, and the other thing, for
which there was no immediate sale. Now, when he gropes his
his attic, he turns up things, -- after twenty-five years, -- and gets
a big kick out of what he finds. A dozen surplus White Plains
(cost 50¢ each in 1925), lately came to light, a thrill to find them
when W. P. sheets are currently selling at $15 each upward.
- George B. Sloane
July 21, 1951
Posted July 15, 1999
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