THE STAMP SHOW
IS IN TOWN
Stamp collecting (or philately)
is called "the hobby of kings."
This is the weekend to learn more
about stamps, or add to your collection.
Dealers from around the world
are at the St. Louis Renaissance Hotel
to showcase and exhibit their rarities.
It's a great way to learn about postal history,
geography, famous national figures
and specialized subjects,
like the mushrooms of the Falkland Islands.
Experts are on hand to teach youngsters
about the history, variety and value of postal stamps.
Royalty, czars, emperors, and U.S. presidents have
all collected stamps. In fact,
French president Nicolas Sarkozy is an avid collector.