Friday, October 16, 2009

Books: Nassau Street, and others, by Herman Herst, Jr.

It's been a long time since I collected stamps. And even when I did, I wasn't particularly serious about it. I had a kid's collection of ordinary stamps, and my interest waxed and waned, usually waned.

But I still love reading these books, because while they're technically about stamps, they're mostly about stories. About people, and quirks, and what triggers an enthusiasm, and what makes value, and business in a more casual age, and, well, stories. And Herman Herst was a leader in the stamp world, making them all that more interesting.

So I recommend them in the Good Read category. That is all.

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