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Taxes, Philatelists and The Boston Tea Party — Article Archive
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Don’t Like Taxes? Then You’re a “Philatelist”
by John F. Dunn
If you or someone you know collects stamps, then you may be among the few who
Stamp collectors who think they know more about stamp collecting than other stamp collectors like to call themselves “philatelists.” To truly qualify as a philatelist, you need to know what the word means.
Most “philatelists” know this. Many “stamp collectors” do not. ‘In the beginning’ “philately” had nothing to do with collecting stamps. “Philatélie” is a combination…
Enter The Tea Party
No, not the current political movement, but the 1773 Boston Tea Party. Actually, that Tea Party was not a protest against taxes as such, but a protest against taxation without representation. The patriots who tossed the tea into Boston Harbor were not against any and all taxes, but were against taxes that…
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