Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Portage Library to host presentation on Scandinavian stamps June 11

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake Philatelists invite everyone who is eager for FinnFest to begin to a special presentation about Scandinavian stamps from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, at the Portage Lake District Library.

Steve Lund from Minneapolis will show slides of his visits to Finnish, Swedish, and Danish stamp shows. His presentation will include descriptions of his many years of collecting Scandinavian stamps with a special focus on stamps from Finland. There will also be a display of Scandinavian stamp catalogs and books as well as items from his extensive collection including albums and exhibits. There will be time for questions and discussions afterwards.

Lund was born in Hancock and began collecting stamps as a boy. His ethnic heritage led him to specialize in stamps from Norway, Sweden and other Scandinavian countries. He has been a member of the Scandinavian Collector’s Club (SCC) since 1992, became President of the Viking Chapter (Minneapolis) in 2010 and national Executive Secretary in 2012. His exhibit of Swedish cancels and postal history, "Cancelled Lund," has achieved gold award in the United States and silver award in Sweden. His articles, reviews, reports and photos have been published in the SCC journal The Posthorn.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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