October: stamp collecting month

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Our pop-up exhibit, “Tiny Windows to a Great, big World” at the Nanini branch of the Pima County Public Library celebrates the world of stamps during the month of October, stamp collecting month. The exhibit features the most popular and accessible way to collect stamps: by topic. If you like cats, you can collect cat stamps from all over the world. It could be your goal to find the stamps you like the best, or maybe you’d like to own every cat stamp there is, turning you into a detective as well as a stamp collector!

You can collect stamps not only by topic, but by country. You can also collect stamps and envelopes (“covers”) that have been delivered in a particular or unusual manner– for example, on a Zeppelin, a Navy ship, a mule, or even a tin can!

Some collections can be centered around certain time periods, such as wars. Stamps and covers show the progression, values, and culture of a country or region.

We hope you’ll take time to visit our exhibit at Nanini, and visit us at our location as well. If you’d like to get into, or back into, stamp collecting, we’re one of the best resources around, locally, or long-distance. We help people explore the world through stamps and encourage life-long-learning.