Today’s blog post is a collection of seventy-seven stories with Put A Stamp On It Herman Herst Jr book.
The stories showcase “…How Stamps Have Intercepted Historical Events.” It arrived in my mailbox last week – the book came out in June 2016.
Put A Stamp On It Herman Herst Jr book
Many thanks to my stamp club friend Jimmy who recommended the book to me!
The stories writing style reminds me of reading stories in Reader’s Digest or Guideposts. Some of the chapters are as short as two pages. Some of the chapters go up to around 12 pages. In fact, the average seems to be at 4-5 pages per chapter.
Furthermore, if you are someone who likes to pick up a book and move around reading out of sequence you will love this book!
The manuscript written in 1994 sat forgotten. The Author’s son Kenneth Herst in the forward shares getting it to print years after his father passed away in 1999. There are some really fascinating chapters that reflect the Author, Herman Herst, Jr in being a stamp dealer and stamp auctioneer who wrote philatelic literature.
In addition, writing today’s blog is fun to learn his mother, Lillian Myers Herst, performed in John Philips Sousa’s all-female orchestra.
Linn’s Stamp News review summarized the 364-page book. “Postage stamps and postmarks are entwined in the stories of crime, war, gambling and so on. One story tells how postmarks played a roll in the kidnapping case of Charlie Ross, the young son of a wealthy Philadelphia businessman.”
In conclusion, I’m sure a few of the chapters in the book will be prompting a follow-up blog post here.
Join me tomorrow for the monthly AnchoredScraps Daily Blog Recap for August. It is hard to believe Sunday’s blog post was number #550 daily blog posts!
Put A Stamp On It Herman Herst Jr book Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced
Image above cover book – Put A Stamp On It!: Seventy-Seven Sparkling Stories Showcasing How Stamps Have Intercepted Historical Events. Paperback – June 1, 2016, by
My stamp club friend, Jimmy Jordan, at the Wilmington Philatelic Society (WPS)
Image above from Twitter @HHSalesLtd 10:11 AM – 22 May 2016 – “Found in a book today, bookplate of Herman (Pat) Herst Jr, New York stamp dealer & author of #PhilatelicLiterature”
Wikipedia Herman “Pat” Herst, Jr. (March 15, 1909 – January 31, 1999)
Excerpt Linns.com New ‘Put a Stamp on It!’ book stirs memories of Herman ‘Pat’ Herst Jr.: Editor’s Insights By Donna Houseman August 18, 2016, 03:51 PM