AF supports National Stamp Collecting Month

From U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs

During October, 31 Air Force and Department of State post offices throughout the U.S. Air Forces in Europe will help celebrate the 29th annual National Stamp Collecting Month and USAFE’s 15th year of participation.

APOs will give away more than $20,000 in free commemorative and philatelic products to postal patrons throughout the command.

“Stamp collecting has been called ‘the king of hobbies and the hobby of kings,’” said Yvonne Radloff, USAFE postal branch public affairs officer. “It’s one of the world’s most popular hobbies and one that brings enjoyment to young and old alike.”

Stamp collecting can be an educational and entertaining pastime.

“It’s fitting that we spotlight it with special recognition during October,” she said.

Ms. Radloff said the free philatelic products at participating post offices will include the Disney series such as Imagination, Celebration, Romance Post Cards and Prints; Sunday Funnies Keepsake, Space Discovery, Simpsons, Marvel Super Heroes, and more. Participating APOs will host a variety of programs
involving communities, schools and children ages 8 to 12.

Check with your local postmaster to see what programs are available. Visit www. to find tips on how to collect stamps.