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Did You Know That Dracula Was A Stamp Collector?!

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Posted 10/01/2011   2:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Wadmalatz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I didn`t know that Béla Lugosi was a stamp collector- great information!.I was many times asked about him , so I know that his family name in fact is Blaskó, but since he was born in Lugos -now Lugoj in Romania- he choosed Lugosi as a stage name.There is also a Nyirlugos (Nyir-Lugos) in Hungary, in the Nyirseg region. In Hungarian names the `i`, or `y` after a placename means `from`, so Lugosi= from Lugos. Other examples: Vasarely (in fact Vásárhelyi), Buzsáky, Hidegkuti or Sárközy. But about Sárközy`s interest in stamp collecting I`ve heard. (he has in his collection a rare Hungarian item)
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Posted 10/01/2011   2:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampvirgin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I knew about Dracula being a stamp collector and vincent price, I am glad to see a hottie like Maria is a stamp collector.
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Posted 10/01/2011   5:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
FDR was such an avid collector he had a hand in designing many stamps with Postmaster Farley.
Here's a neat link with some of his sketches.

http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/deli...tion_p3.html

I believe King George V also helped design, but I could be wrong about that.
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Posted 10/01/2011   5:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Talk about FDR being s stamp collector, it sounds like the hobby really blew up the point for their own interests back in his day, as I found this on the NPM website, I believe:

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Posted 10/01/2011   5:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add panda.bear to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I always thought Dracula would have been the ultimate collector.

His power of hypnosis, for one, could easily be used to coax all the good material away from fellow collectors. And then of course there's the whole ageless thing - he would be the only collector to have a living memory of the entire postal system from inception to its demise.

The only problem I can see are daytime business hours at the PO - but I'm sure he could persuade his housekeeper to buy all the new issues for him!

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Posted 10/01/2011   7:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Let's not forget Karl Malden. He was not only a collector, but a member of the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee, and even had a post office named after him!

http://stampcollectingroundup.blogs...-office.html
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Posted 10/01/2011   7:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fredcdobbs to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Erwin Rommel
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Posted 10/01/2011   8:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add spanishmoss to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Apparently, Bruce Wayne (AKA "Batman") collects stamps, too.

Check out this episode, called "A Piece of the Action." The part with Bruce examining a stamp for the watermark starts at around 2:40.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95TNYwv4lCU
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Posted 10/01/2011   11:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:

I always thought Dracula would have been the ultimate collector.


Plus he lives forever. He would have been collecting from day 1 in 1840.
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