Modern Covers: Treasures from the Trash?
by Doug Finch
Something that was always a beginner’s way to collect stamps has become a way to collect covers; and the decline in interest in postal history has had a lot to do with it.
Modern postal history was a hot area for awhile. Stamp auctioneer Robson Lowe sparked interest in “postal history,” a term he coined, with his sales of collectible philatelic items that unlike mint stamps had traveled through the postal system. But now, lack of stamps on covers has caused casual collectors to cease collecting in this area. But paradoxically, it might be just the time to add some of these items – especially current items – to your collection. Continue Reading