Lennon's Stamp Collection On Display

JOHN LENNON's stamp album has been put on display at Washington DC's Smithsonian National Postal Museum - and curators insist the find shows the late BEATLE was a fanatical collector.

Officials at the museum bought the album from a stamp dealer in Britain in June (05) and have since discovered all about the collection's history.

They've uncovered that Lennon's cousin STANLEY PARKES started the collection and gave it to the young Lennon when he was nine.

The album features Lennon's handwritten notes and 565 stamps.


Contactmusic

Tags: John Lennon - Beatles

Advertisement

More John Lennon

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has died after being infested by...beetles. The pine tree was planted in Los Angeles'...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in...

The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will...

Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary, From Cavern Club to San Francisco

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is set to direct a documentary about The Beatles, following their journey from Liverpool's Cavern Club to their last concert at...

Advertisement

A Hard Days Night [Remastered] Trailer

In 1964, black and white music comedy 'A Hard Day's Night' was released, starring the world's most famous rock band The Beatles. John Lennon, Paul...

John Lennon's Doodles Sell For $27k and Other Crazy Music Auction Prices [Pictures]

If I tried selling watercolor paintings that I made when I was eleven years old, do you think anyone would buy them? No? What about...

Tupac Shakur's Final Words Were 'F**k You,' Other Famous Last Words

The dying words of rapper Tupac Shakur have been revealed, 18 years after his death. The words were spoken to sergeant Chris Carroll, the policeman...

Is Radler's New Dead Celebrities Beer Advert Hilarious, Bad-Taste...Or Both? [Video]

A new European beer commercial from the Radler brand has caused controversy across the world in countries where the advert's dark sense of humour doesn't...

Advertisement

Comments

Guru's picture

Guru

By coincidence there is a scene from the film "A Hard Day's Night" where John Lennon is going up some steps, following some girls, and Morman Rossingtom says "Lennon where are you going" in which he replies "she's going to show me her stamp collection".Will Lennon's stamp collection tour the United Kingdom, or go on display anywhere in the United Kingdom. As I cannot afford to get to the USA to see it.
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322484513

9 years 2 weeks ago
Report
View Comments

John Lennon Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on John Lennon

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All