Founder of Stamporama
Jerry, born in 1932, began collecting stamps during WWII with a collection inherited from an uncle. Like many of us do, he dropped stamps until he got hooked again while introducing them to his 9 year old daughter in 1972. Collecting didn't "take" with the daughter, but Jerry was heavily involved in stamps until his death on February 5, 2003.
A teacher and Guidance Counsellor for 28 years, Jerry was retired and spent a great deal of time in volunteer work. He started Stamporama when he got a new computer in 1996 and "looked up who was interested in stamps and started Stamporama with 6 members in January 1996".
Jerry said, at one time, "Although we are still growing, I think of Stamporama as a family of stamp collectors. I feel that every member means a lot to me and I will always be grateful that I started this great club!"
We will miss Jerry's influence and dedication to Stamporama, but we are committed to carrying on his tradition.
|The Volunteer Committee|
New York, NY USA
Stamporama Auctioneer and President
David's primary interests are in US postal history and military postal history. He also collects the postal history of Cleveland and postcard souvenir folders (you know, those 20 postcards of Yellowstone or Niagara Falls in a little folder). He collects Christmas seals and related (Boy's Town, Wildlife Conservation) material and is the editor of Seal News, the journal of the Christmas Seal and Charity Stamp Society.
Bayside, NY USA
Dan is interested in all United states stamps, but particularly the early 19th century.
Granada Hills, CA USA
US citizen with Canadian ancestry, US veteran (Vietnam) - 11 years military. Completed US government service including working for the US Post Office to acquire a government pension at 65. US stamp collector (primarily) but also collect Canada, Japan, and Indo China with a few Great Britain (pre-940), Retired but a volunteer with the Los Angeles Police Dept (Videographer). My career was in photography - Associate degree in photography (commercial). My hobbies are model trains, vinyl records (CD's) & DVD Movies. Did I mention model trains????? Married to Japanese woman for 46 years, two children (college educated) and 5 grandchildren (middle school & high school). I am an Epileptic but I keep it under control with medication. That's my whole life in a nutshell .... Perry
Salt Spring Island, BC Canada (retired transplant from Toronto, ON)
Liz's primary stamp collecting interests are modern issues from Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, New Zealand, Japan and Western Europe/Scandavia.
Saleem lives in Bhopal, India and is a very experience collector. He has pretty advanced collections of USA, Canada and Australia for a guy living in India with limited resources and help. He just recently started a used collection of France, but has not enough time to concentrate there but has got quite a good collection.
Den Oever, Netherlands
Jan-Simon has been collecting stamps since childhood, but it wasn't until the advent of the World Wide Web that he found new interest in his collection, when it turned out that there were sites where you could get in touch with collectors all over the world, to trade stamps with or for some smalltalk. Sites like Stamporama. The collection has really grown since then and after completing the obvious countries like Canada, Western Europe etc. except for the really expensive and the most recent ones, the focus is now on countries many people seem to disdain, like Chile, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Nepal and most recently Egypt. These countries are so much more interesting than those that everybody collects, but then again… there is no disputing about taste.
Hastings, MN USA (originally from Sydney, Australia)
Tim's primary collecting interests started out being Australia, which is still what he spends most of his time with, but through the Stamporama Auction, Tim has become very interest in many of the British Commonwealth countries including Falkland Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Cape of Good Hope and Southern Rhodesia. As well as stamp collecting, Tim is a complete and utter geek (just ask his daughter), and loves to tinker with computers and supporting the Stamporama web site. Tim is also Stamporama's APS representative.