Lake Edge Stamps
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McFarland, WI 53558
When I am not playing with stamps, I like to go fishing!
About Bob Voss
I have been collecting stamps since the age of 8. My father was on an extended business trip to Denmark, and I became fascinated with the color, variety and engraving on Danish stamps. My mother had the wisdom to hook me up with an adult mentor -- the long time mail order stamp dealer, Marvin Bernberg. Stamp collecting has been a part of my life ever since.
I am now 71 years old. I have been married 50 years and have two married daughters and six grandchildren. I was blessed to have a fulfilling and rewarding career as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran church in America serving congregations in Greely, Colorado; Port Angeles, Washington; and Madison, Wisconsin. I retired 13 years ago.
I have always enjoyed collecting world-wide stamps, and never ventured into the realm of collecting stamps of the USA. Twenty five years ago, I decided to limit my world-wide collecting to Semi-Postal Stamps only. I enjoy the thrill of completing a country after successfully obtaining all of their Semi-Postal issues. (Of course, there are several countries I will never complete, and I have learned to live with that.)
I also enjoy topical collecting. I have exhibited Dag Hammarskjold, AIDS & HIV Awareness, Martin Luther, and Dome of the Rock. Those collections are on hold for now. My current passion is filling a one frame exhibit on the topic of the Accordion.
I also have been a member of the Badger Stamp Club of Madison, WI and currently chair our annual stamp show. This club has been a great source of friendship and philatelic knowledge. I also belong to the APS, ATA, ISWSC and SCC.
And now I am a part-time stamp dealer -- a dream I had a
long time ago as a child collector. I serve collectors (and dealers) of
world-wide postage stamps -- especially beginning and intermediate
collectors who love to play with stamps and enjoy the challenge of adding
stamps to their world-wide collections.