Holocaust stamp project finds home at APS

More than 11 million cancelled stamps collected by students at Foxborough Regional Charter School in Massachusetts have found a permanent home at the American Philatelic Society’s (APS) headquarters in Pennsylvania.

The school’s “Holocaust Stamps Project” began in 2009 and exceeded 11 million stamps in September 2017 with donations from across the U.S. and 24 other countries. Each stamp collected by the students symbolizes “one wasted life, ‘thrown away’ as having no value, much the same way as an envelope bearing a cancelled stamp postage stamp is tossed in the trash,” according to the school’s website.

The entire Holocaust Stamps Project collection has been transported to APS headquarters, where it will be used for a public exhibition.

No launch date has been announced.

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