Stamped for good

Philatelist, minerals enthusiast reflects on collections and helping young rockhounds


November 30, 2022

Sarah Brown

Stamp collector (and rockhound) Ed Anderson holds up framed collages made by himself using old stamps and revealing just one of several ways excess used stamps could be utilised for art projects.

The classic game of "rock, paper, scissors" may involve a simple decision-making system, but the paper stamp has "got it covered" for junior rockhounds looking to pay for college.

How those little paper squares found their way from philatelists to amateur geologists is anyone's guess, but their ultimate purpose is to bow to the mighty rock and serve the next generation.

That's because members of the Sweet Home Rock & Mineral Society are collecting stamps to be sold for the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies Scholarship Foundation, which benefits students' pursuits in geol...

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