the Philatelic President

    • Anonymous
      April 12, 2008 at 8:03 am

      Saturday, April 12, 2008
      The Last Stamp of the Philatelic President
      Probably the greatest single person to influence the world on the joys of stamp collecting died on April 12, 1945. In Warm Springs, Georgia, Franklin Delano Roosevelt succumbed to a fatal cerebral hemorrhage after 12 years as the 32nd President of the United States, a feat unmatched and unmatchable due to constitutional changes.

      United States, 1945 (Scott #928)
      United Nations ConferenceRoosevelt had been an avid stamp collector since the age of eight. Having a wealthy family with worldwide connections gave him the opportunity to acquire stamps from all over the world.

      Tragedy struck Roosevelt at the age of 39 when he was struck down by a paralytic disease widely thought to be polio, although recent evidence supports a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Whichever disease it was, Roosevelt was permanently paralyzed.

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    • Anonymous
      April 13, 2008 at 1:14 am

      Hey John ~ thanks for all the informational postings you do for us!