See­ing stars over stamps

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

WHETHER it is Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe or Elvis Pres­ley, No­rah Jack­son just loves col­lect­ing stamps of fa­mous movie stars and singers.

The sec­re­tary and one of the founders of the Vic­to­ria Park Stamp Club is among the avid col­lec­tors at the club who meet reg­u­larly to talk about stamps or pass on dou­bles.

Mrs Jack­son said she be­gan col­lect­ing stamps when she was 12 but stopped at 15 when “boys came on to the scene”.

“It wasn’t un­til I mar­ried and chil­dren that I be­gan col­lect­ing again,” she said.

“I re­mem­ber Am­pol garages used to give stamps away with ev­ery pur­chase of fuel, so I be­gan my col­lect­ing again in 1964.

“Among my favourites are my Michael Jack­son stamps, as well as my Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe, Elvis and many more.”

Fel­low club mem­ber and Cloverdale res­i­dent Ally Hal­l­i­day said she col­lected stamps from sev­eral coun­tries.

“I was ob­sessed by Ger­man stamps but now I’m col­lect­ing New Zealand stamps,” she said.

“I’ve got about 60 al­bums from Ger­many, USA, New Zealand, Britain and the Czech Repub­lic.”

Mrs Jack­son said the club was al­ways look­ing for more mem­bers.

The club meets at the Star Street Unit­ing Church in Carlisle on the first Wed­nes­day of each month at 7.30pm.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d465511

Vic­to­ria Park Stamp Club sec­re­tary No­rah Jack­son and mem­ber Ally Hal­l­i­day com­par­ing stamps.

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