Jack Child Stamp Collection

Dublin Core

Description

A collection of stamps, first day covers, stamp covers, and stamp albums collected by Jack Child, alumnus and former faculty member at American University. Child was a specialist in Latin America and Latin American culture, with an emphasis on Antarctica, Chile and the Falkland / Malvinas Islands.

The Jack Child Stamp Collection is one component of the Jack Child Papers which document his career and research interests. The Jack Child Papers are housed at the American University Library in the University Archives and Special Collections department.

Items in the Jack Child Stamp Collection Collection

Gray-headed albatross
First day cover. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Cachet and four stamps depicting gray-headed albatross. 7 January 2003.

Blue whale
First day cover. British Antarctic Territory: Lockroy. Cachet and four stamps depicting the blue whale. 5 December 2003.

Shepherd's houses
First day cover. Falkland Islands: Stanley. Cachet: Shepherd's houses. Four stamps: Dos Lomas, Lafonia; the Old House, Shallow Bay Farm; Paragon House, Lafonia; Gun Hill Shanty, Little Chartres. Includes informational insert. 31 March 2003.

50th Anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 2 June 1953
First day cover. British Antarctic Territory. Cachet and two stamps depicting the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953. 2 June 2003.

21st Birthday of H.R.H. Prince William of Wales
First day cover. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Cachet and two stamps depicting the 21st birthday of H.R.H. Prince William of Wales. 21st June 2003.