How can it be two years since my last post? I can’t exactly explain. I’ve frequently felt overwhelmed and at other times fatigued. Can you identify?
But philatelically I have experienced some highs:
1. The purchase of a collection of British Presentation Packs which are produced for every special stamp issue. I admire British stamp design (for the most part), and these Packs give detailed information about the issues and their designers. They’re beautiful.
2. I received the “Outstanding Volunteer” award for 2023 from the American Topical Association—truly an honor.
3. I continued as Editor of Philateli-Graphics, the quarterly journal of the Graphics Philately Association.
4. And I continued to operate my HipStamp store (stampsite) which requires considerable time–scanning stamps, providing descriptive information, etc. How long I can keep this going I do not know.
My hope is to get back to somewhat regular posts. I’m eyeing a set of stamps from Niger as my next post.