When John Lennon was a young boy, he loved to collect stamps, starting his collection after his cousin, Stanley Parkes, gave him an album. Lennon then spent years filling up that album with stamps from the USA, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Ireland, and even Jamaica.
While Lennon’s actual stamps aren’t exactly valuable, because the owner of them was one of the most famous people of the 20th century, you can bet the collection is worth a pretty penny now.
When the Beatles star’s album was first put on exhibition in 2005, the curators noted: ‘Already a budding artist, Lennon sketched beards and mustaches of the likenesses of Queen Victoria and King George VI on the album’s title page. Lennon continued to collect and trade stamps for several years after receiving this album’.
The childhood stamp album will once again be on display for the public in New York City, from May 28 to June 4 at the World Stamp Show.
Via Rolling Stone