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Custodians of our history

There are many motivations to collect something.
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Some people do it to hoard, others so they can recapture lost feelings of youth, and some collect as a way of preserving our ephemeral history.

Stamp and postmark collector fromBurnie,Tom Lamb, firmly falls into the last group.

“It’s quite often said you never really own these stamps, you’re only caretaking them for a period of time,” he said.

“These stamps are all well over 100-years-old and I’ll have them for a period of time, at which point, atsome stage in the future, they’ll be passed on to someone else who will look after the maintenance of them.”

Mr Lamb displayed his collection of early Tasmanian stamps from a set known as the pictorial seriesat the Devonport Stamp, Coin and Militaria Fair on Saturday.

He takes it a step further though, and only seeks out stamps from that setthat had been postmarked around the time of issue.

It’s a self guided collectionthat Mr Lamb pursues himself and has developed his own categorisation and display system for.

“I made the displaymyself,” he said. “If you don’t have something like this is just a jumble of stamps in a box.

“The way I’ve mounted my collection, rather than going in straight alphabetical order,I’ve done them by region. So I can look at all the North-West Coast postmarks, I can look at the West Coast postmarks, and so on.”

Planning is key and Mr Lamb leaves space open in his collection for items he’s yet to acquire.Seeking out those missing stamps and post marks ispart of the thrill of the chase for Mr Lamb.

“It’s about digging through old collections, and boxes of stamps,” he said. “Part of the interest is being able to discover something that someone else may not have found.

“Quite often people will sell off an old collection and they’llbe 20, or 30, or 50 stamps on the page and you look through them to spot that postmark you haven’tgot.”

But he’s also aware that there are itemshe may never get his hands on.

“I’ve got, maybe across my whole collection about 40 to get,” Mr Lamb said. “I’m getting pretty close to the end of it but there are some I probably won’t ever find.

“They’reknown to exist but no one has ever seen one of the stamps yet.”

For Mr Lamb, collectingthepictorial series,printed between 1899 and 1913,with postmarks, brings him closer to our state’s history.

“In that time there were over 600 post offices operating in Tasmania and each one had it’s own date stamp,” he said.

“So you have the name of the town, and the date when it was posted. They varied, so some gave you the day, the month and the year, and others even gave you the time.

“So you can look at stamp from 1912 and see that it was postmarked at 11:45pm on the back of a train, somewhere in the middle of the state.”

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