It’s time again to find out about one of the most famous stamp collectors in the world again! Another popular leader who was known for his passion for stamp collecting was President Franklin Roosevelt. He was the thirty-second president of the United States, who got elected during the Great Depression and served into World War II. Just like King George V, he is also one of the most famous stamp collectors who took his hobby seriously.
Franklin loved collecting stamps from his childhood days and learned a lot about the world through his hobby. He found solace in his collection during his adulthood when he suffered from polio. Even during his term, he used to feel at peace and relaxed by looking at his collection for hours.
He along with Postmaster General James A. Farley worked on many stamp designs, colours and themes. He also went ahead and sketched several ideas for stamp designs in the 1930s.
Mr Franklin had once stated, “I owe my life to my hobbies – especially stamp collecting.” For him, it was a means to relax. In his free time, he got himself involved in many philatelic activities like joining stamp clubs, purchasing stamps from dealers and in auctions, and promoting the hobby by association with stamp shows such as the 1936 international exhibition TIPEX in New York City.