Thirty display cabinets long and three decades in the making, John Powers’ “Banknotes and Butterflies of the World” exhibition combines lepidopterology – the study of butterflies and moths – with philately and notaphily. With stunning effect, 120 countries are represented by first-day covers (FDCs) with stamps and postmarks; a complete collection of 150 uncirculated banknotes issued by the Franklin Mint from 1980-91; and a real butterfly from each respective country. The word for “butterfly” is also displayed in each country’s official language alongside other relevant information. Continue reading →
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