March 20, 2012
Miriam and I both have stamps that where issued on the day we were born. Miriam was born 4/29/64 and collects every cachet of the John Muir issue. She’s been at it for years and has a really nice collection and enjoys the hunt for covers she doesn’t already have. Pictured is a Dorothy Knapp add-on for her issue that she is pretty desperate for. The image came to me as I am writing a book on Dorothy and one of my clients owns this cover. Miriam was in my office one day as I was working on the book and happened to see the image. She would have seen it someday but I was immediately charged with finding her another!
My issue, somewhat appropriately given my profession, is the City Mail Delivery stamp of 10/26/63. I don’t collect it. Collectors make terrible dealers. This is a great way, however, to create a nice FDC collection of your own. Even if you don’t have one on the exact day you were born, you can collect the right day and month from various years. You could even search for postal history from your birthday.