This is a great topic! Love the images! Engravings beautifully depicting the history of so many famous persons, important places, and historically significant times first drew me to stamps. The bright colored pictorials from the British Commonwealth colonies tugged at me.
but it was the superb images of the US Columbians, Trans-Mississippi and Revenues (thank you, Revenuecollector)that
helped me decide to focus on US classics. In my estimation, the sheer graphic beauty and fine workmanship prior to 1930 helped
me determine to not continue to collect post 1930 -- at least until my early collection grows more substantial.
BTW -- if you are in the New York City or Long Island, NY area, I invite you to help launch a new stamp club
located in Syosset, Long Island. I was not able to find too many stamp clubs in my Long Island area.
So I have posted an online Meetup invitation for Nassau County Stamp Collectors.
But we will of course welcome anyone from the City or Westchester as well.
I am also inviting some dealers if they care to join us to make thing interesting.
Check out: http://www.meetup.com/Nassau-County...s/221043371/