All quotes are from “Why I Like Stamp Collecting,” by Ayn Rand, Minkus Stamp Journal, 1971. You can find the Minkus article archived at several sites, among them, Kenmore Stamp here.
On December 11, 2013, the U.S. Postal Service honored Ayn Rand with an essay in the series "How they Collected."
The hobby is called “philatelics” or “philately.” Phil<love of. A<not. Tela<tally, count, tax: The stamp shows that the tax or fare has been paid.
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