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Postage stamp spotlight: January statehood birthdays

Here we are with another Stamp Spotlight post, where I curate a themed collection of postage stamps from the archive.

In the month of January, seven states were admitted into the union forming the USA. I wanted to share mini-themed collections to celebrate each one. 🥳 Happy January birthday!

Georgia: January 2, 1788 - 236 years old

Alaska: January 3, 1959 - 65 years old

Utah: January 4, 1896 - 128 years old

New Mexico: January 6, 1912 - 112 years old

Connecticut: January 9, 1788 - 236 years old

Michigan: January 26, 1837 - 187 years old

Kansas: January 29, 1861 - 163 years old


My postage stamp collection FAQs

When did you start collecting postage stamps?

I inherited my Great Aunt Laverne’s stamp collection. She began by sending loose stamps and eventually sent the main binder. She only collected stamps from the USA, with most being from between the late 1950s to mid-1990s. I now add international issues as well.

Do you like postage stamps?

I have always been fascinated with postage stamps. Each one is a tiny work of art. Plus, just about every country in the world has them! It's a small window into other cultures and lands.

Why curate these postage stamp collections?

It took me some time to decide what to do with the collection. I knew I wanted to share the design and stories stamps tell which morphed into curating mini visually themed collections. You can see these collections on my Instagram @collectedstamps

How do you come up with the collection themes?

My collections are inspired by current events, holidays, weather, mood... or just what inspires me in the moment. Have an idea for a postage stamp theme? Send me a message!

Where do you acquire new postage stamps?

When curating for a theme, I sometimes realize I am coming up short of stamps to fit the collection. To satisfy the vision, I source new postage stamps via Postcrossing or eBay. Have new or used postage stamps you want donate? Drop me a note!


Disclaimer: The thoughts shared in this blog are solely my own and do not represent the perspectives of my professional relationships or clientele.



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