Date Content Source
4/3/1920 The Asheville Stamp Club of Asheville, N.C., has been recently organized with eleven members. Prospects are most promising and indications point to a club of not fewer than twenty members, all live wires. Mekeels
Thousands Of Dollars Worth Exhibited At
Hotel In City
The Asheville stamp club held an exhibit at the Asheville-Biltmore hotel on Monday November 4. Included in the displays were decorated covers, old and new stamps from Abyassinia to Zanzibar, and United States revenues. There was a special policeman on duty to guard against the possible misplacement or theft of stamps.
The stamps were mounted on cardboard sheets which in turn were mounted on framed sheets of beaver board To prevent the soiling of the varieties each exhibit was covered with glassine paper
Durand Has Exhibit
Among the exhibits was one by John Durand, a former student in the Asheville senior high school, now registered in George Washington university in the capital city, and one by John Wilmont, a promising young stamp collector and student of Ashevllle high school.
The Wilmot collection showed scenes with stamps as illustrations of types of travel and transportation from the days of Roman gallery to the modern airplane. John Barber, president of the junior section, had a collection simular to John Wilmot's. It was made up of different scenes with a background of mountains. Stamps in this entry were issued in Algeria down to Venezuela.
There were more than two hundred airmail covers shown. Among them were Zeppelins, Lindberghs, and most main events of the latter years pictured by cachets stamped on the envelopes.
Burham S Colburn, a resident of Biltmore Forest and an extensive collector of US issues, bought a selction of his looseleaf album and had the sheets mounted directly on the beaver board. The exhibit was estimated to be worth between nine and ten thousand dollars.
Serves Refreshments
Mrs Stanley H. Wright, wife of the president of teh senior stamp collectors had charge of teh refreshments table where tea, coffee, and cakes were served from 3:00 oclock when the exhibition began, until 6:00 oclock. No prizes were offered, as the object of the exihibit was to show stamp collectors what other stamp collectors had. It was not a contest. It was estimated that between three and four hundred people visited the exhibition at different times. Though it was the first of its kind ever held in Western North Carolina it was very successful. The exhibition took the place of the regular monthly meeting of the club.
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