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A Passion for Pests

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

Topical stamp collecting concentrates on the subjects of the stamps, and topical
collections cover a wide range, everything from birds to ships to...

“a celebration of the cockroach.” RUNS :02

Jean Stout of Jackson, Mississippi, is best known for collecting penguins on stamps.
Some of her friends challenged her to try a new subject, and she chose cockroaches.

“They just fell out. They said, oh, you can’t do an exhibit on cockroaches. There’s
not enough stamps out there.”  RUNS :07

Admittedly, the stamps are from small countries that issue stamps solely to make
money — what collectors call “sand dune countries.”

“You’re not going to find them from Great Britain and the United States and Canada.”
RUNS :04

Cockroaches are found nearly everywhere in the world.

“The early explorers were the ones that helped spread the cockroaches.” RUNS :08

“Did you know a lot about cockroaches before you started this exhibit?”

“Just that I didn’t like ‘em (laughs) RUNS :06

After all, stamp collecting can be fun.

I’m Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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