Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Birthday National Library of China

The National Library of China (NLC) chose 09-09-09 to celebrate its 100th anniversary. I wonder why. I'm a big fan of libraries celebrating their significant anniversaries and the NLC is doing it in grand scale. It reminds me of the Library of Congress celebration of its bicentennial in 2000. China is issuing two postage stamps to commemorate its anniversary. For a bibliophilatelist this is, of course, a real treat.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog. How can people in the U.S. purchase the Chinese stamps?

Larry T. Nix said...

Unfortunately there is no straightword method of purchasing the stamps. There are stamp dealers who specialize in new stamp issues, but there are so many new stamp issues each year that they don't have all issues. I've been collecting library postage stamps for 14 years and it is a hit and miss proposition.