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From Foot to Wing: Innovations and Postal History

From Foot to Wing:
Innovations and Postal History

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
Lecture with slides by Norm Shufrin

Sunday, November 14, 2004           2:00 p.m.
Dickerson Room
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham
148 Chestnut Street, Needham

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

This program showcases an interest that draws together people of different ages, interests, and nationalities. Norm Shufrin’s presentation covers key innovations in postal and communications history, including The Boston Post Road, the first postal stamp, Pony Express, and Rural Free Delivery. He will bring pieces from the collection of the Spellman Museum, such as balloon mail, pigeon post, and submarine mail.

Children under 16 will receive packets of stamps and all collectors will have a chance to ask specific questions about their own collection.

Norm, whose stamp collecting dates from his boyhood, teaches the Boy Scout Merit Badge Program at the Spellman Museum. He is president of the Waltham Stamp Club, and chairman of the Walpex Stamp Show, the second largest stamp show in New England.

The Spellman Museum is located on the campus of Regis College in Weston, MA.

Handicap Access: The Dickerson Room is first on the left from the main entrance. Access is from the main parking lot by the traffic light.

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