Collection of U.S. Stamps

Stamp Collection
Stamp Collection

My artifact is a collection of U.S. stamps. Stamps are a necessity in the communication of letters and have unique characteristics that make each one an individual. In this day and age stamps are not used as frequently because mail is not the most efficient way to communicate. These are stamps (no younger than 1980) that my father has collected through the years with the help of his grandfather. They came from all over the United States, as many of them were sent to my father by other collectors. Although, there is a handful from Germany. My family immigrated from Germany and they are a big reminder to where I came from. The majority of these stamps originate from Maine, as that is where my father grew up. These stamps are important to me because they remind me of my grandmother who worked in the postal service for over 40 years. Stamps show a different culture than one that is being used now, and I think that is a very fascinating thing. 

Place(s): Germany,Maine

– Hailey Springer

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more