Thursday, October 4, 2012

Collecting on a Shoestring 6 

I have mentioned the Cover Collectors Circuit Club in a previous entry. This so of society allows people to make contact with others throughout the world. Sometimes, members start up collaborations with those on a circuit. Some members use these contacts to share their interest and exchange material.

These contacts allow new perspectives on collecting interests and sometimes clippings of newspapers that are not normally available in the UK. These can be added to one’s collection to add detail and substance to an issue.

One US set that I quite enjoyed was spread out over a few years featuring characters from Warner Brothers’ Cartoons – Silvester and Tweety, Porky Pig, the Coyote and the Road Runner, Bugs Bunny and that despicable duck – Daffy.

From what I understand, the stamps were issued as a sheetlet of 9  attached to a larger version of the stamp image with the 10th stamp embedded in a miniature sheet format. This is illustrated here.

Background details on the cartoon characters can be obtained via Wikipedia. One could also add such things as comics in which these characters appear. I would either add a photocopy of a cartoon or add the comic itself on a separate page.

By adding other cartoon characters, one can build up an interesting collection which could include such areas as Japanese animes to familiar characters (in the UK) as Dennis the Menace and Rupert the Bear.

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