StampNews.com is glad to inform all stamp enthusiasts that the Beatles legend's personal collection set to show at the World Stamp Show. This is John Lennon's boyhood stamp collection that is well-known to everyone who is interested in philately.
Set to go on display at the show ‒ which runs in New York City from May 28 - June 4 ‒ Lennon's personal collection of stamps started when a relative reportedly handed down a half filled book of collectors stamps, sparking the young Beatles' interest in philately. The World Stamp Show takes place once every ten years in Manhattan and is free to attend.
According to Rolling Stone, The Smithsonian National Post Museum housed Lennon's stamp collection in 2005, which reports that the majority of the collection was filled up with United States and New Zealand postage stamps the singer, songwriter and guitarist collected in later life.
Back in 2005 in an interview with Smithsonian Magazine, late curator Wilson Hulme noted that there weren't many rarities among the collection: "Typically, young boys aren't interested in rarity", he said. "They tend to concentrate on geography and colors. If they come back to collecting when they have more time and money, that's when collections become exceptional".